EU: Our requirements will improve conditions in Alang

The EU's new scrapping regulations have been criticized for hindering progress at Alang yards with its new requirements. Speaking to ShippingWatch, the Commission claims the opposite. By strengthening requirements, Indian shipyards will improve their conditions so they can gain EU approval.

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The new EU regulations should push Indian shipyards to improve the conditions at the infamous shipyards located along the beach of Alang in India, notes the EU Commission in a written response to ShippingWatch after a visit to India, where representatives from the EU, ECSA, Maersk and several European carriers visited Alang.

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