NGO exposes container giants as environmental offenders

According to an environmental organization, the world's 2nd largest container carrier, Swiss MSC, has scrapped 55 under questionable conditions on beaches in India since 2009. German Hapag-Lloyd is also featured on the critical list.

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The world's 2nd largest container carrier and Maersk Line's new partner in the announced, major P3 Alliance, Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is exposed by environmental organization NGO Shipbreaking Platform as a major environmental offender using the criticized scrapping facilities on the beaches of Alang in India.

According to the organization, MSC has sold a total of 55 ships to scrapping in Alang since 2009. Of these, five container ships, MSC Clara, MSC Haily, MSC Jeanne, MSC Nora, and MSC Tina were scrapped during the first half of 2012.

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