Japan enters the Hong Kong Convention

IMO’s treaty on ship recycling has another push, as Japan is the 10th country to become a Party to the Hong Kong Convention. H.E. Mr. Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of Japan to IMO, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters, London on March 27, to deposit the instrument of accession.

India to upgrade Alang ship recycling yards

The Government of India has signed a loan deal worth $76 million with Japan International Cooperation Agency, for a project to upgrade the environment management plan at Alang-Sosiya ship recycling yards, the world’s largest scrapping facility.

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