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Scrapping of Scrap Levy Welcomed

April 19, 2013

Mark Brownrigg, Director-General of the UK Chamber of Shipping on the European Parliament rejection of proposals for a levy on ship recycling:

"The UK Chamber of Shipping looks forward to significant improvements of social and environmental standards in ship recycling facilities around the world after the European Parliament today voted against proposals for a levy on recycling that would have severely impaired progress.

“The UK Chamber has been working intensively to ensure that UK MEPs were fully aware of the proposed levy’s consequences on ships calling at EU ports, which would have deterred uptake of the truly international Hong Kong Convention, designed to improve standards for workers and the environment in recycling facilities globally.

“Without the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention, the poor standards encountered in some facilities around the world would be perpetuated and a levy also had the potential to harm European trade, as well as driving more transport onto the continent's roads with consequent rises in traffic and greenhouse gas emissions.

“We thank all those MEPs who voted against the amendments, so avoiding harmful consequences across a range of areas. Also invaluable in spreading the word on this important issue have been the shipping and ports associations of other EU states, and the international associations ECSA, ICS and ESPO.”

 



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