The Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen, will make sure that Denmark accedes to the UN's regulations for scrapping in the Hong Kong Convention in early 2017 as the fifth country in the world. More countries need to join in for the convention to take effect.
The EU's new scrapping regulations have been criticized for hindering progress at Alang yards with its new requirements. Speaking to ShippingWatch, the Commission claims the opposite. By strengthening requirements, Indian shipyards will improve their conditions so they can gain EU approval.
Following the merger of two Indian tanker carriers, resulting unit TransNav is now targeting expansion. The carrier plans to double its fleet within two years. Although the headquarters are located in Singapore, India is still the focal point for the shipping company.
"The industry is sick," says Noble Chartering in an interview as the company turns its focus to India. Because with a dry bulk industry hit by overcapacity and the Chinese slowdown, the time has come to look for new market potential.