J. Lauritzen supports Maersk in Alang controversy

J. Lauritzen deems it visionary of Maersk to recycle vessels in Alang. If India is going to improve, the carriers have to put on the pressure, the bulk carrier tells ShippingWatch. Norden cites the Hong Kong Convention, just as Maersk does. Torm is working on its scrapping policy.

Photo: Louise Vogdrup-Schmidt

J. Lauritzen supports Maersk's decision to recycle vessels in Alang even though problems still exist with regard to pollution and labor conditions.

Maersk Group has been harshly criticized in recent weeks for scrapping vessels at a yard in India using the so-called beaching method, where the vessel is sailed straight onto the beach and dismantled there.

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