The ship-breaking industry of India is up for a major boom as shippers are procuring 230-240 ships. Indian shipbreakers will be acquiring ships with a combined tonnage of 1.9 million light displacement tonnage (LDT).
A recent media report has highlighted what’s happening to Britain’s expired cruise ships which are heading to Indian scrapyards.
The Directorate General of Shipping has been notified as to the National Authority for Recycling of Ships under Section 3 of the Recycling of Ships Act, 2019.
Carnival Corporation & plc announced agreements with maritime reclamation and recycling specialists EGE CELIK and SIMSEKLER to responsibly dismantle and recycle two retired ships scheduled to leave its fleet.
The third phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead, with Norway committing approximately US$1.5 million to support improved ship recycling in Bangladesh.
These past two years the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has won support for sustainable ship recycling in the financial sector while raising the stakes for shipowners who opt for substandard shipbreaking on South Asian beaches.
DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has launched new guidance on recycling to help shipowners navigate a regulatory environment that is becoming increasingly complex.
While ClassNK has so far issued 34 Statements of Compliance to ship recycling facilities around the globe, this is the first one issued by the Society to a facility in Bangladesh.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for enactment of Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 and accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.