The German shipping trades were in decline since the 1980s already,
especially the ship building industries.

The ship fright trading management was quite successful though until the second half of the Millennium.

One more sign of the downfall is the bank 'HSH-Nordbank' being under state's vision to be scuttled and sold.


The newspaper Hambuger Abendblatt , which I occassionally buy , has a daily listing of ships
quaying in Hamburg .

Today no ship arriving under German flag is listed :

Ship Type / Nationality / Size in BRZ

Passenger ship / Panama / 95'000
Container ship / Liberia / 73'000
Container ship / Liberia / 17'000
Container ship / Cyprus / 16'000 / Voronezh : Russian name
Container ship / Liberia / 16'000 / Baltic Tern
Container ship / Antigua + Barbuda / 16'000
Roll on Roll off / France / 15'000 / Airbus RoRo
Container ship / Great Britain / 11'000
Fright ship / Cyprus / 10'000
Fright ship / Antigua + Barbuda / 9'000

Source : vesseltracker.com