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Nord: Danish scrapping could have significant brand value

Carriers cannot live with the negative branding value tied to beach scrapping in Asia, and herein lies a unique opportunity for Danish companies, says COO of clean-tech company Nord, formerly Kommunekemi.

Put crudely, one could - according to COO of clean-tech company Nord, Henrik Grand Petersen - compare the beaching situation in Asia, where ships are scrapped under poor conditions that are damaging to both environment and people, to the situation back in 1980-90's in which companies were lining up to condemn child labor.

"A brand cannot live with being tied to something like this, and that's why I believe that Denmark holds some fairly unique opportunities to draw on some of the interdisciplinary skills required to safely handle ships carrying dangerous waste," says Henrik Grand Petersen in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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