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APL scrapping president series at Alang

The series of container ships named after American presidents such as Kennedy and Truman is being scrapped on the much-discussed Alang beach in India. The first ship arrived at Alang on Monday, writes Alphaliner.

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The container carrier APL, currently ranked as the world’s eighth largest container carrier and a subsidiary of the Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines, has sold the ship President Adams for scrapping at the controversial Alang beach in India. The ship arrived at the beach on June 23rd. Three further ships in the same series, which for many years sailed under American flag with military equipment to the Middle East, will be scrapped in July, writes Alphaliner.

Currently, the EU Commission and members of the EU Parliament are discussing new and more responsible scrapping demands for EU-flagged ships.

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