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Worker killed in explosion at Maersk's partner yard in India

A worker has died in an explosion at the Shree Ram shipbreaking yard in Alang, India, with which Maersk has a close partnership. The accident happened last week. Maersk tells ShippingWatch that there were no Maersk ships being scrapped when the accident happened.

Oil fund's watchdog inquires into Maersk's Alang beaching

Norway's sovereign wealth fund has contacted Maersk as part of its critical zoom-in on beaching in Alang, Maersk confirms to ShippingWatch. The fund has previously blacklisted four shipping companies due to their scrapping activities in South Asia.

EU accused of protectionism on shipbreaking

Bimco says that the EU is using its shipbreaking rules to shield its shipyards against competitors in Southern Asia, contrary to the wishes of the usually influential shipping companies in Europe.

Oil fund's watchdog will contact shipowners on beaching

With shares in Maersk and Teekay, the world's biggest investor, Norwegian wealth fund, expects to pass judgement on carriers who scrap ships in India already by this fall. The chairman of the fund's Council on Ethics tells ShippingWatch that shipping companies will now be contacted.

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.

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