US regulations to kick-start Svitzer strategy

New US requirements force ship owners to pick out their favourite salvage company and offers important input in Svitzer’s focus on global contingency plans, the CEO of Svitzer salvage tells Shippingwatch.

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On October 1 the US government decided to tighten existing rules for sailing in US waters – the so-called OPA90 requirements. Previously, the rules only applied to the tanker industry, but now they have been expanded to include all shipping segments. And that might be to the advantage og Svitzer Salvage, anticipates The CEO of the Danish company, Peter Pietka:

“The US government is forcing carriers to choose between the different salvage companies and with a sharp deadline. We believe that once you have a partnership with a company in the US, there is a high probability that you will use the same company elsewhere in the world. So we see this as a pretty important thing to be a part of,” he tells Shippingwatch.

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