Zahes wrangling over half-finished ships at p s shipyards

Zahes wrangling over half-finished ships at p s shipyards

"We still have not received a concrete proposal for a solution that could serve as a basis for discussion," said a spokeswoman for the shipping company. The yard itself did not provide any information on the content and possible interim results of the talks with customers and suppliers. Scandlines, on the other hand, stated that so far there had only been an initial exchange of letters to sound out a basis for talks.

At the end of this week, the wages of around 1750 shipyard workers will fall. It is still unclear whether these will be paid by P+S or already as insolvency money. The delivery of the scandlines ships will be postponed again until january and april 2013 due to unsolved construction problems, as was announced last week. This date had not been officially communicated to the shipping company until today, scandlines said.

Meanwhile, at the sister shipyard in wolgast, there are first signs that shipyard manager rudiger fuchs’ talks with business partners have borne fruit. Two outside companies that had initially pulled out after the government stopped providing rescue aid a week ago had meanwhile sent workers back to the shipyard, said works council member carsten frick.

Because the state aid of 152.4 million euros was not enough until the expected approval of the restructuring by brussel at the end of 2013, the state and the federal government have stopped the payments. Since then, the shipyard has been threatened with insolvency.