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Maersk Group Initiates Responsible Ship Breaking at Alang

Maersk Group Initiates Responsible Ship Breaking at Alang

Corporate Greening
The market for ship recycling is dominated by practices unchanged for decades. The condition of this market is particularly dismal in developing countries like India - where labour is cheap and laws for protecting labours rights and the environment are either non-existent or not implemented. Out of the total 768 ships recycled globally in 2015, 469 of them were sold to facilities on beaches in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.74% of the total gross tonnage scrapped from ships in 2015 took place in the aforementioned three developing countries. One can thus imagine the impact of this industry on the health of the labourers and on the environment, especially in developing countries. It is for this reason that the port town of Alang in Gujarat - which is known as one of the world's la...

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