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New contract issued for the green recycling of ships

BIMCO issues RECYCLECON In support of increased international efforts to improve recycling standards, BIMCO has developed a standard contract for the sale of vessels for green recycling, code named RECYCLECON.In the interim period before the Hong Kong Convention on Ship Recycling comes into force, a small but growing number of shipowners are taking the "green" route when disposing of their older vessels. RECYCLECON is designed to assist those shipowners in recycling their ships in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. The contract provides shipowners and recycling yards with a commercial solution that mirrors many of the features of the Hong Kong Convention. As such it provides a useful contractual tool for owners and recycling yards and a helpful stepping stone towards the greener measures and procedures that the Convention is expected to bring to the ship recycling process.For more information, click here.Source: BIMCO

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NGO warns EU Ship Recycling proposal will not stop the dumping of toxic ships

80% of the global end-of-life ships are broken in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India Friday the European Commission presented its proposal for regulating the dismantling of toxic end-of-life ships. So yesterday the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a Brussels-based coalition of environmental, labour rights and human rights organisations was invited to meet European Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik. During the meeting the Platform reiterated its call on Europe to stop the unjust practice of dumping toxic ships on the poorest communities of South Asia and already identified important areas in the upcoming proposal that will need to be strengthened.80 percent of the global end-of-life ships are broken in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India on tidal beaches whose soft sands cannot support crucial safety measures such as heavy lifting or emergency response equipment and which allow pollution to seep directly into the delicate coastal zone environment. Last week during a ship recycling conference in Singapore, the European Commission announced its intention to propose a new regulation on ship recycling, which will transpose the International Maritime Organisation's Hong Kong Convention on Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling - and, at the same time, remove ships from the current European Waste Shipment Regulation. Commissioner Potocnik informed the NGO ...

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European Commission proposes tighter laws on ship breaking

Laws for safe and environmental friendly working conditionals in shipbreaking yards The European Commission proposed new rules to ensure that European ships are only recycled in facilities that are safe for workers and environmentally sound.More than 1000 large old commercial ships, such as tankers and container vessels, are recycled for their scrap metal every year, but many European ships end up in substandard facilities on the tidal beaches of South Asia. These facilities mostly lack the environmental protection and safety measures needed to manage the hazardous materials contained in end-of-life ships. These include asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tributyl tin and oil sludge. This leads to high accident rates and health risks for workers and extensive environmental pollution.The new rules, which will take the form of a Regulation, propose a system of survey, certification and authorisation for large commercial seagoing vessels that fly the flag of an EU Member State, covering their whole life cycle from construction to operation and recycling.This system builds upon the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships, which was adopted in 2009. Today's proposal aims to implement the Convention quickly, without waiting for its ratification and entry into force, a process ...

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European Commission to issue ship recycling regulation

It will be based largely on the implementation of the IMOs Hong Kong Convention In an announcement at the TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum in Singapore last week, the European Commission's Ms. Soledad Blanco announced that it has finalised its regulation to implement European ship recycling regulations, which would be based largely on the implementation of the IMO's Hong Kong Convention (on Ship Recycling).The announcement came at the opening of a panel discussion on the legal aspects related to ship recycling. Blanco explained that the Commission would present the regulation to the Parliament in May and, once approved, it would enter into force around 2013 or 2014.The principle of the regulation would be to enact the Hong Kong Convention in Europe. This would mean European-flagged ships would need to have an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) on board and then recycle their vessels at a recycling facility approved by the European Commission. This facility could be anywhere in the world and ship recycling would not be limited to European-based facilities.It is worth mentioning that so far European Commission was discussing the implementation of the Basel Convention and its possible application to ships, however such a development rules out all these developments. ...

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Ship Scrapping Recycle Circuit Boards, Electronic Equipment

The entire e-scrap recycling process is controlled by ABB Boliden is currently ramping up a new plant adjacent to its existing electronic scrap recycling facility at the Rönnskär copper smelter in northern Sweden - an expansion that will almost triple recycling capacity from 45,000 metric tons to 120,000 metric tons a year, making it the largest e-scrap recycling facility in the world.

Rönnskär is an integrated metallurgical complex, which smelts and refines metals from mined copper concentrates and from recyclable materials like metal shred and electronic scrap.E-scrap comes from computers, mobile phones, circuit boards and other electronic equipment and contains metals such as copper, gold and silver.

The pre-sorted and pre-shredded e-scrap is smelted at Rönnskär using Boliden's proprietary Kaldo furnace technology. After smelting, the molten metals are transferred to the adjoining production lines for processing into high-grade products.ABB has played a significant role in the Kaldo plant expansion and at the Rönnskär complex as a whole. For the new Kaldo plant, ABB has supplied a comprehensive range of process-critical power and automation technologies, including the process control system.The entire e-scrap recycling process is controlled by ABB's 800xA Extended Automation System, and includes customized features such as remote operation of the process ...

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IMO: MEPC 63 Outcome

IMO adopts important guidelines to support implementation of mandatory energy efficiency measures An important series of guidelines to support the uniform implementation of mandatory measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping was adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it met for its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London, paving the way for the regulations to be smoothly and uniformly implemented by Administrations and industry.The MEPC also continued its intensive discussion on market-based measures for greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. During the busy session, the MEPC also adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) relating to regional arrangements for port reception facilities; and adopted guidelines related to the implementation of the revised MARPOL Annex V (Garbage) and the Hong Kong Convention for the recycling of ships.The MEPC also granted basic and final approval to a number of ballast water management systems that make use of active substances.Guidelines for implementation of energy efficiency measures adoptedThe MEPC adopted four sets of guidelines intended to assist in the implementation of the ...

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