Maersk disregards EU shipbreaking list and will send more ships to Alang

Regardless of whether shipyards in Alang are included on the EU list of approved shipbreaking facilities in the years to come, Maersk will continue to send ships to be scrapped in India. Maersk selects shipbreakers on the basis of a financial assessment, the company's head of sustainability strategy, John Kornerup Bang, tells ShippingWatch.
Photo: Maersk
Photo: Maersk

At the turn of the year, the EU's list of which shipbreaking facilities shipowners can use to scrap their ships will come into force. As it looks now, two Indian yards in Alang, which have applied for inclusion on the list, do not look set to make the cut. But this will not make much of a difference for Maersk.

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