Press releases – archive

21.06.22
For the sake of endangered whales: VDR recommends two detours to members
Collaboration with environmental NGOs / Endangered sperm whales off Greece and blue whales off Sri Lanka / Official request to shipping companies to slightly modify routes / Thanks of the NGOs
17.05.22
International Day for Women in Maritime: VDR sees need for action
For the first time, the global shipping industry will pay special tribute to the role of female seafarers on 18 May / VDR President Bornheim: “We need more women on board”
13.04.22
German Shipowners’ Association – Generational change in the Executive Management
Dr Martin Kröger (47) to succeed former Senator Ralf Nagel (63) as Chief Executive Officer
30.03.22
VDR demands safe passage for ships stranded in Ukraine
At least 60 ships with more than 1,000 seafarers in ports in the war zone / “Shipping must not become a bargaining chip” / Association supports EU sanctions regime
02.03.22
German Shipowners’ Association condemns Russia’s attack on Ukraine
Concern for seafarers / Shipping relies on free trade routes / Ukrainians and Russians important part of crews / Ships stranded in Ukrainian ports