Dutch reefer operator Seatrade has questioned a Rotterdam court’s decision to impose fines on the company for its ship recycling choices. Seatrade intimated in a release it will look at appealing the case at a court in The Hague.
Last week Seatrade was fined EUR75,000 ($60,945) and two executives of the company were banned from being a director, commissioner, advisor or employee of a shipping company for one year over its decision to recycle ships in south Asia.
Seatrade said it strongly disagrees with the court verdict and is now looking at an appeal.
Seatrade said it believes the enforcement of the European Waste Shipment Regulation is not the right instrument to encourage and promote safe and environmental ship recycling.