"It's time for the EU to ratify the Hong Kong convention"

The German and Danish shipowners' associations are both pelased with the outcome of a European scrapping agreement that will ensure environmentally sound scrapping of ships. Now, they say, it's time for the EU countries to ratify the Hongkong convention.

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Both the German and the Danish shipowners' association are pleased that the respective ambassadors of the EU countries approved an agreement for scrapping of European-owned ships last week. According to both organizations, the agreement falls in line with the international scrapping convention (the Hong Kong convention), which both associations support.

EU member states are now encouraged to quickly ratifying the Hong Kong convention. That's the only way to efficiently implement international standards for environmental and working safety in relation to ship scrapping"

Ralf Nagel, CEO of the German Shipowners' association (VDR)

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