March 7 - Global Boat Shipping (GBS) has opened a new office in Hamburg, which will be headed up by Michael Wirt.

"Michael brings with him expertise in liner services, which complements our existing yacht transport services," said GBS' managing director, Christian van Hoorn.

GBS Yacht Transport can now offer boat shipments on ro-ro liner services as well as in containers, on flat racks and as breakbulk on container liner services, which provide weekly departures to worldwide destinations and fast transit times.