Carrier Seatrade, primarily based in Belgium and the Netherlands, is facing backlash after having sold vessels to notorious scrapping yards in Alang, India, and Bangladesh, which use the beaching method.
The prosecutor's office in Rotterdam is pushing for three senior executives to receive six-month jail sentences, and to issue the carrier with a EUR 2.25 million fine for vessel scrapping that took place back in in 2012. The carrier is considered the largest specialized operator within reefer freight.
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