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Scrap yards disagree with Maersk: Plenty of space at approved EU shipbreakers

That there should be a lack of space at the European shipbreaking facilities, as Maersk claims, does not fit with the reality, says the chairman of European Ship Recyclers, Peter Wyntin, to ShippingWatch.

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There is far from a shortage of space at European yards to scrap large vessels from, among others, Maersk at shipbreaking facilities that are included on the EU's list of approved yards, says Peter Wyntin, chairman of association European Ship Recyclers and head of ship recycling at Belgian yard Galloo.

As such, the chairman contradicts Maersk's stated view. Simon Bergulf, head of regulatory affairs at Maersk, recently said that shipbreaking in Europe was plagued by several challenges.

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