MSC will not out-flag in relation to shipbreaking dispute

While alliance partner Maersk Line is prepared to change flags in order to dodge the EU's coming shipbreaking regulations, Italian-owned MSC opts for a different stance. Maersk Line is also not backed by its major competitor CMA CGM.

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As the EU Commission is putting the finishing touches on its work on the upcoming regulations for the scrapping of European vessels, an increasing number of major EU-based carriers are starting to issue statements about whether they plan to follow the EU regulations or will follow the Hong Kong Convention alone.

The positions taken by the large container carriers in particular are eagerly awaited by not only the European shipping sector, but just as much by global players and and the Asian shipbreaking industry.

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