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BIMCO hits out against ‘protectionist’ EU ship recycling regulation

When the controversial European Union list of approved recycling facilities came into effect this year, only three non-EU yards made the cut. With a study showing that very few EU recycling yards are realistically open and only three can handle larger vessels, BIMCO has slammed the regulation for being protectionist and warned that without a pathway for more yards outside the bloc to join the list, the mission of the regulation would fail

BIMCO’s Angus Frew says it is hard to take the list of EU-sanctioned recycling yards seriously

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