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European shipowners lash out at EU scrapping rules

The European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) criticizes the EU for hampering progress in Alang. The criticism comes after ECSA has visited various yards in India. The working and environmental conditions have improved significantly, says ECSA Chairman Niels Smedegaard.

Niels SMedegaard er CEO i DFDS og formand for ECSA. | Photo: DFDS

The dispute regarding Alang continues at full speed after a week in which several NGOs have frowned upon carriers' use of controversial shipbreaking facilities in India.

On Tuesday, the Clean Ship Coalition released a statement raising harsh criticism of the Maersk Group's considerations of re-flagging EU vessels in order to scrap them in India.

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