Maersk Lines charts new course to Alang for recycling ships
Source: The Hindu, Date: October , 2016
Denmark’s Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, will send more decommissioned vessels to shipping yards in Alang for recycling at competitive prices and without harming the environment, according to a senior official. “Our objective is to recycle our vessels in the responsible way and at the same time at a competitive price,” Annette Stube, Head of Sustainability,Maersk Group told The Hindu. “This shows why we came from China and Turkey and why we are not going to Bangladesh and Pakistan (where standards are very poor). We have seen development in India where four yards have started operating at far superior levels,” she said. “We are coming to India as it gives us an opportunity to push development in the local ship recycling industry,” she added.