Authorities are doing too little to enforce the rules regarding shipbreaking, says the chairman of the ESRA association of EU shipyards. He explains that ships often leave Europe without the necessary approvals.
India will spend USD millions on improving the conditions at shipbreaking facilities in Alang, to ensure that they comply with international rules and regulations. Some of the money for the project comes from Japan.
One of the next companies to be spun off from Maersk Group, Maersk Tankers, made a tactical error in the latest quarter, acknowledges CEO Christian Ingerslev to ShippingWatch. This led to a significantly bad result.
The powerful US dockworker union ILWU has succeeded in slowing the development towards automation in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A new law holds that environmentally-friendly vehicles in the ports must not be fully automated or remote controlled in order to secure subsidies.