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EU report backs proposed recycling license

A new report from, among other parties, classification company DNV GL backs up the idea of a scrapping license aimed at making it more economically attractive for carriers to scrap their vessels at EU-approved facilities.

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A new report recommends the introduction of a special license to compel carriers to scrap their vessels at shipyards where worker conditions and environmental standards are considered acceptable.

The report was compiled by consultancy firm Ecorys, classification bureau DNV GL and Erasmus University School of Law as part of the EU's work to produce an upcoming list of approved scrapping yards.

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