Maersk considers flagging out ships in response to EU rules

If the EU’s new scrapping requirements keep Maersk from using certain shipyards in Alang in India, the shipping group will consider out-flagging vessels before they are scrapped, the Group’s head of CSR tells ShippingWatch.

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The Maersk Group is prepared to go against the EU’s list of approved scrapping yards and will consider flagging vessels out in order to utilize the so far heavily-criticized scrap yards along the Indian beach of Alang.

The shipping group believes that four specific yards in Alang have come so far in improvements of their working and environmental conditions, that Maersk and other carriers should use these yards for scrapping in order to support the yards in Alang which invest to raise their standards.

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