The Government of Bangladesh is actively seeking international partnerships and financial support to help make the country’s ship-recycling facilities greener and more sustainable.
DNV GL and Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt have signed a contract to carry out IHM certifications for the shipping company’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels.
Ship recyclers in India and China will recycle eight vessels owned by Maersk Line.
Ships regardless of their flag should not be allowed to call at any EU port without a ship recycling license to incentivise sustainable ship recycling, a European Commission report recommends.
Ship recycling practices in Alang, India, are gradually improving. The European Commission should acknowledge this positive development under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation. Adopting an overly restrictive approach will discourage first movers and further delay the entry into force of the IMO Hong Kong Convention.
Shipping companies are being strongly encouraged to use new ‘Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling’ launched by a wide coalition of international shipping industry organisations.
Leading classification society ClassNK has issued Statements of Compliance (SoC) to two ship recycling facilities in Gujarat, India, Shree Ram Vessel Scrap Pvt. Ltd and Leela Ship Recycling Pvt. Ltd, verifying that the facilities are in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC).
Leading classification society ClassNK has issued Statements of Compliance (SoC) to two ship recycling facilities in Gujarat, India, R. L. Kalthia Ship Breaking Pvt. Ltd. and Priya Blue Industries Pvt. Ltd., verifying that the facilities are in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC).
Companies within the ship recycling industry are known as cash buyers when they purchase a vessel with 100% cash. In turn, the cash buyer sells the vessel to a recycler in any one of the ship recycling countries.
Shashank Agrawal, vice-president legal of Wirana Shipping Corp, Singapore, looks at the problems facing cash buyers and ship recyclers and suggest ways of overcoming them with strong leadership and support from the new Indian government.
Ship dismantling or ship recycling is the process of breaking down a ship when it completes its operational life. The process of ship dismantling generally takes place in ship breaking yards in Asia. Learn how ship dismantling is done inside the article.
A variety of ship disposal techniques have been used in the maritime industry since the start. Some of these methods have been discontinued whereas some are still used in several parts of the world. Learn more about ten major ship disposal techniques.
With the rise in awareness towards maritime environment, the major changes in the process of ship breaking,has given rise to a new term – green ship recycling.