ShippingWatch

Container ships line up to get scrapped

Since March, container ships have been lying in wait to be scrapped. A line of vessels have piled up, in particular off Alang in Asia, writes Alphaliner.

Photo: DNV GL / Kommissionens inspektionsrapport

A long line of container ships lie outside Alang, waiting to be scrapped.

Since the coronavirus shut down societies around the world in earnest in mid-March, container vessels have been waiting to get scrapped, and they have especially gathered off the coast of Indian town Alang, criticized for its shipbreaking facilities, where ships sail directly on to the beach to get scrapped.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

OECD downgrades growth forecast for global economy

The global economy is still growing, though it's losing momentum, according to the latest growth estimate of the OECD's Economic Outlook. Bottlenecks in the shipping sector and elsewhere as well as pressure on supply chains have contributed to rising inflation.

Norden reshuffles management and dials up growth ambitions

Norden establishes a new business structure and a new senior management team. This will entail increased growth in the carrier's tanker pool and investments in port logistics for an annual USD 20-40 million, CEO Jan Rindbo tells ShippingWatch.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs