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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.

Maersk-skibene Sealand Racer og Sealand Charger er begge blevet ophugget på Shree Ram-værftet. | Photo: Maersk

Even though Maersk says it has resolved numerous issues at the much-maligned beaching sites in Alang, the company's preferred partner is now getting the cold shoulder from the EU.

ShippingWatch has learned from four separate sources that the Shree Ram yard, which cooperates closely with Maersk, has failed to meet the European standards for ship recycling.

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