Shipowners order vessels to dodge new eco legislation

The number of orders placed at shipyards has increased significantly in recent months. And the figure went off the charts in September. Shipowners are ordering vessels in an effort to dodge new environmental legislation coming into force in January, sources tell ShippingWatch.
Photo: Lee Jin-man/AP/POLFOTO/arkiv
Photo: Lee Jin-man/AP/POLFOTO/arkiv

Shipowners have placed more orders with shipyards in September than in any other month in 2015, according to statistics from British brokerage firm Affinity Research LLP. A total of 288 orders for new ships were placed in September and there’s a good reason for that, a number of sources tell ShippingWatch.

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