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Norway's wealth fund will now look at Alang

The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund's Council on Ethics will now look into companies that scrap ships in Alang. The fund owns shares for close to USD 275 million in Maersk, which uses shipbreakers in India. Last year the fund blacklisted four shipping companies for beaching.

Nu retter oliefonden blikket mod Alang

Norges oliefonds etiske råd vil se nærmere på selskaber, som skrotter skibe i Alang. Fonden ejer bl.a. aktier for knap to mia. kr. i Maersk, som benytter sig af værfter i Indien. Sidste år sortlistede fonden fire rederier for beaching.

World's largest cash buyer disappointed in EU rejection of Alang

Anil Sharma, CEO of the world's largest cash buyer, GMS, is disappointed by the EU's decision to reject two yards in India, Alang. He projects that the scrap value of European ships will drop by 60 to 80 percent if they are to scrapped according to EU rules.

Inspectors found 34 deficiencies at Maersk's Alang partner

Inspectors from DNV GL found 34 cases of deficiencies last year, when it visited Maersk's preferred shipbreaking yard in Alang together with the EU Commission, according to a report from the visit, which contains new photos from Indian coastal region.

Inspektører fandt 34 mangler hos Maersks Alang-partner

Inspektører fra DNV GL fandt mangler på 34 områder, da de besøgte Maersks foretrukne værft i Alang sammen med Kommissionen sidste år. Det fremgår af en rapport fra besøget, som indeholder nye billeder af det indiske kystområde.

Tre dansk-ejede skibe endte i Alang i 2018

Skibe ejet af Maersk, Monjasa og Evergas blev ophugget på værfter i Alang sidste år. Selskaberne oplyser, at de blev ophugget efter gældende standarder for miljø- og arbejdsforhold.

Maersk's preferred Alang yard fails to get EU approval

The Shree Ram shipbreaking yard, where Maersk has had four ships scrapped, does not meet EU standards, concludes the EU Commission after an inspection. The yard will now have to make changes in order to get an EU approval.

EU approves list of scrapping yards

The latest version of the EU list of shipbreaking facilities has now received final approval. The Indian yards Maersk works with were not approved for the list. The rules will come into force two weeks from now.

Maersk disregards EU shipbreaking list and will send more ships to Alang

Regardless of whether shipyards in Alang are included on the EU list of approved shipbreaking facilities in the years to come, Maersk will continue to send ships to be scrapped in India. Maersk selects shipbreakers on the basis of a financial assessment, the company's head of sustainability strategy, John Kornerup Bang, tells ShippingWatch.

EU stands firm: Scrapping can be managed without beaching yards

There is already enough capacity at EU approved yards that European-flagged vessels can be scrapped responsibly and in compliance with EU rules. No Indian yards will make it to the EU's approved list of yards, says an official from the EU Commission to ShippingWatch.

Indian yards could miss deadline for scrapping list

It remains uncertain whether there is time for the Indian shipbreaking facilities which have applied for EU approval to be reviewed before the new rules for shipbreaking come into force at the turn of the year, the Commission tells ShippingWatch.

Indiske værfter kan misse deadline for skrotliste

Det er usikkert, om de indiske værfter, som har søgt om at blive godkendt af EU, når at blive bedømt, inden de nye regler for ophugning af skibe træder i kraft til nytår. Det oplyser Kommissionen til ShippingWatch.

EU afviser at udskyde skrotregler trods kritik

Det kommer ikke på tale at udskyde de længe ventede regler for ophugning af europæiske skibe, selv om rederne frygter, at der ikke er nok kapacitet på de godkendte værfter. Det slår EU-Kommissionen fast.

A simple piece of math takes center stage in scrapping debate

The debate surrounding shipowners' scrapping of end-of-life vessels has rekindled again ahead of a crucial decision in Brussels. A simple piece of math concerning space available at European shipbreaking facilities is at the center of a new dispute between shipowners and an NGO.

Two Seatrade execs convicted for scrapping four ships

In the first court case of its kind, Dutch reefer specialist Seatrade and two of its executives have been sentenced for illegally sending four vessels to be scrapped in Asia and Turkey. "It is very likely" that the company will appeal, says Seatrade.

Maersk believes several problems in Alang are now solved

Improvements at three yards in Alang have been so big, that they now represent a real alternative to China and Turkey, says Maersk CEO Søren Skou. However, the group acknowledges that there is still uncertainty with regard to the marine environment and problems with access to medical aid.

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