Maersk's return to the controversial scrapping beaches in Alang, a time-frame for the developments toward unmanned vessels, and Maersk Line''s competitors are now noting surprising developments at the group after the split. Here are this week's top stories on ShippingWatch.
BY OLE ANDERSEN
ShippingWatch visited one of the most controversial regions in the shipping industry, India's major shipbreaking facilities on the beach in Alang. After years of banning use of the area and its miserable working conditions, Maersk has changed its stance and is now sending end-of-life vessels to Alang.
Unmanned feeder vessels could be operating along the Finnish coasts nine years from now, Sauli Eloranta, VP at Rolls-Royce, told ShippingWatch. Several major maritime companies have joined forces to develop the vessels with funding from the Finnish state.