Meyer Weft Shutting Down for 6-weeks Due to Global Pandemic

A report out of Germany indicates Disney Cruise Line’s ship builder, Meyer Werft, will suspend operations at the German shipyard for a period of six weeks.

German shipyard Meyer Werft will halt production and suspend operations from Monday for six weeks due to a slump in orders due to the coronavirus pandemic.

DW News

The shipyard is currently working on the construction of the Odyssey of the Seas and Spirit of Adventure at the Papenburg shipyard.

There has been an little to no official news regarding the progress of the Disney Wish except from some local coverage of the engine room construction at Neptun Werft. The month and a half shutdown more than likely will directly impact the timeline of the Disney Wish.

In April, the MEYER Group addressed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the company acknowledging that all shipyards will have massive overcapacity with the shipping companies unable ut use new builds right now with other lines needing to postpone deliveries or in some case no long need new ships thus not executing contract options for additional ships.

2 Replies to “Meyer Weft Shutting Down for 6-weeks Due to Global Pandemic”

  1. Bill

    Normally productively slows in late July until 2nd week of September in Germany since kids are off school and many are on vacation during this period. So it makes sense for a pause during this period.


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