South Africa plans the construction of a “green” ship recycling facility to be called 34South, which will be located along the West coast of South Africa in the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone.
According to new data released by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrap yards in 2019.
The EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSRR) calls all vessels calling at EU ports from non-EU countries to carry an IHM identifying all the hazardous materials on board.
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 (14 million Norwegian Kroner) to support improved ship recycling in Bangladesh.
Evergreen Marine Corporation signed to the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) in order to share its aged vessels’ green recycling policy.
Carnival Corporation agreed with maritime reclamation and recycling companies Ege Celik and Simsekler to responsibly dismantle and recycle two retired ships scheduled to leave its fleet.
The video depicts the last moments of the famous cruise ship Monarch, which had once been among the first pioneering Sovereign class ships, introduced by Royal Caribbean International nearly 30 years ago.
The absence of one international and uniformly applicable convention for ship recycling can make this a difficult field to navigate for operators, causing even reputational and financial damage.
The UK P&I Club launched a guide for shipowners to assist them comply with the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) legislation.
BIMCO reports that COVID-19 impacts the smooth implementation of the new inventory of hazardous materials requirements, which is due to December 31, 2020.
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