Maersk Line calls for strong EU stance on scrapping

Responsible scrapping shouldn't just apply to EU-flagges ships, it should apply to all European carriers and companies that own ships, regardless ow which flag the ships sail under, says Maersk Line, which takes a stance similar to that of environmental NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

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All European carriers and other companies owning ships sailing under foreign flags should be subject to EU's coming regulations regarding responsible scrapping, so that the rules won't just apply to EU-flagged ships, says Jacob A. Sterling, Head of Environment & CSR, Maersk Line.

The EU countries' ambassadors in Brussels will tomorrow discuss a new European set of rules in an attempt to end the long-term and heavily debated scrapping of ships on the open beaches in countries such as India, Bangladesh, and Pakistand.

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