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Frustrated Maersk wants EU speed up approval of shipbreaking in India

Maersk does not understand why the Basel Convention has suddenly slowed the work to approve Indian shipbreaking facilities. Recycling within the EU is challenging, says head of regulatory affairs.

Simon Bergulf, head of regulatory affairs at Maersk, points to several reasons why it poses a challenge to recycle end-of-life vessels in the EU. | Photo: Maersk - PR

It is incomprehensible and surprising that the 25-year-old Basel Convention suddenly poses a challenge in terms of approving ship recycling in India.

Maersk therefore says the EU should make an effort and work faster to enter a special agreement, said head of regulatory affairs at Maersk, Simon Bergulf, during a webinar about ship recycling on Tuesday.

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