Hapag-Lloyd will only recycle ships at EU-approved yards

Hapag-Lloyd will only recycle vessels at facilities approved by the EU from next year, the carrier informs ShippingWatch. This announcement contrasts with Maersk, which has stated that the company will consider flagging out European vessels if the best Indian yards are not included on the EU list.

Photo: PR-foto/Hapag-Lloyd

Germany's largest container carrier, Hapag-Lloyd, plans to comply with upcoming EU regulations for shipbreaking, even if these regulations reach further than the current global standards.

Many carriers currently cite the IMO Hong Kong Convention, but starting next year the European Union will implement its own regulations in the area which, in decisive ways, will likely reach further in requirements for the shipbreaking facilities.

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