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Ship Recycling Code Launched

The recent edition of INTERTANKO News says that following two years of work on the issue of enhanced environmental and safety conditions in ship recycling yards, the shipping industry this week launched the first edition of the 'Industry Code of Practice on Ship Recycling'. Developed jointly by INTERTANKO, ICS, OCIMF, INTERCARGO, ITOPF,ITF and BIMCO together with observers from ECSA and IACS, the Code is heralded as a major step in responding to the concerns about safety and environmental practices in some of the world's ship recycling facilities. The Code of Practice, combined with the Inventory of Hazardous Materials, will act as a foundation for improving both environmental and health conditions in many of the developing countries' recycling yards. Stressing the importance of involving all the stakeholders in the ship recycling industry and not just the ship owners, the Code of Practice should lead the way for other sectors to develop similar guidelines in order to provide a holistic solution to the problem. The associations responsible for the development of the Code will also be submitting it to the IMO for further information and guidance and also other United Nation agencies involved in the issue. - (Source: Intertanko)


Chinese Ship Recyclers Attend GL Seminar

CNSA & GL Personnel: Photo credit GL

Chinese National Ship Recycling Association (CNSA) delegates attend Germanischer Lloyd’s (GL) workshop in Hamburg. Participants met for a workshop which focussed on standards, training, and research and development. The CNSA delegation was headed by its president, Mr Xie Dehua, whose address examined the approach China industry was taking to improve standards and promote environmentally friendly ship recycling.


INTERTANKO's Sustainable Challenge

Environmental Sustainable Development It’s a concept that has sparked a multitude of papers, essays and analysis, yet the notion of sustainable development has still to be fully recognized by the maritime world. Or has it? Invasive species, harmful anti-fouling paints and the dismantling of ships on the beaches of developing countries are just a part of a long list of environmental concerns that the maritime world is faced with


IMO Addresses Audit Scheme, Places of Refuge and Ship Recycling

Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed on the need for an audit scheme to assess their effectiveness in implementing global shipping standards, with the adoption of an Assembly resolution on the subject at the 23rd IMO Assembly, which met at the Organization's London Headquarters from November 24-December 5, 2003. The Assembly also adopted guidelines on places of refuge for ships in need of assistance and guidelines on ship recycling.


GL Bolsters Support of Green Ship Recycling in Asia

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Hamburg/Shanghai, 3 May 2011 - Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has recently intensified its efforts to help shipyards, ship owners, suppliers and recycling facilities in Asia to comply with the forthcoming International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships ("Hong Kong Convention"). Two well-trained GL ship recycling experts are now stationed in China and Singapore respectively, offering all stakeholders a full range of services including certification


Krepp Comments on GSA Storis Auction

Denise Krepp

Denise Rucker Krepp, former Maritime Administration Chief Counsel who currently advocates on behalf of the U.S. domestic ship recycling industry, issued a statement at the Coast Guard Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting March 12, 2014, in Preparation for the April 2014 Maritime Environment Protection Committee Meeting. Below are her comments. Good morning. My name is Denise Krepp and I am representing EMR-Southern Recycling.


News: Places of Refuge and Ship Recycling

Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed on the need for an audit scheme to assess their effectiveness in implementing global shipping standards, with the adoption of an Assembly resolution on the subject at the 23rd IMO Assembly, which met at the Organization's London Headquarters from November 24-December 5, 2003. The Assembly also adopted guidelines on places of refuge for ships in need of assistance and guidelines on ship recycling


Shipbreaking Laws to be Tightened by European Union

EU propose new regulations affecting scrapyards, shipowners The European Commission has 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.


European Ship Recycling Fund Called For

NGOs support EU Parliament Environment Committee call for ship recycling fund and off-the-beach stance. NGOs have applauded a breakthrough vote by a large majority of Members of the Environment Committee of the European Parliament (ENVI), across all political groups, to create a Europe-wide ship recycling fund, an economic incentive to finance environmentally sound ship recycling and internalise the costs of proper hazardous waste management.


Norway is First to Accede to Hong Kong Ship Recycling Treaty

First Secretary Kristin Stockman of the Royal Norwegian Embassy to the United Kingdom, hands over Norway’s instrument of accession to the  Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, to Mr. Gaetano Librando, Head, Legal  Affairs Office, Senior Deputy Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, IMO

Norway became the first contracting State to the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, today, Wednesday, June 26. The Hong Kong Convention is aimed at ensuring that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment. First Secretary Kristin Stockman, of the Royal Norwegian Embassy to the United Kingdom


Shiptec China 2014 Taking Shape

In just under seven months’ time, marine professionals from China and around the world will gather for the opening of Shiptec China 2014 at the Dalian World Expo Center. Taking place October 21-24, it is the 11th holding of this increasingly important event


Green new-build wins GAC Group Chairman's Environment Award for GEMS

 The commitment of GAC Energy & Marine Services (GEMS) to sustainability when building its new purpose-built office and warehouse building in Houston, Texas, has earned it the First Prize in the GAC Group Chairman's Award for Environmental Excellence for 2013.  


OW Bunker, Genoil Partner for Low Sulphur Fuel Oil

Genoil to develop hydro cracking unit to produce ECA-compliant LSFO; OW Bunker to provide feed oil and buy one million tons of 0.1% LSFO per annum OW Bunker, a physical distributors and resellers of marine fuels, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Genoil


IMO, Bangladesh Target Improved Ship-recycling Standards

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together to improve safety and environmental standards in the country’s ship-recycling industry.


Japanese Ship Recycling Facility Earns ClassNK Certification

Classification society ClassNK issued the first Statement of Compliance for a ship recycling facility in Japan to Miyaji Salvage Co. Ltd.. certifying that the facility and its recycling procedures are fully in compliance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally


New European Regs on Ship Recycling

The new European Regulation on ship recycling (Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013) was published on December 10, 2013 in the Official Journal of the European Union and it will enter into force on December 30, 2013. In view of the international importance of the new Regulation GMS followed very closely


Barge Taking on Water off NYC

The tug Patricia pushes a barge taking on water as it transits through New York Harbor, Dec. 17, 2013. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New York and New York Police Department’s marine unit conducted dewatering operations and escorted the vessel to Claremont, N.J. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of a barge taking on water in the vicinity of New York Harbor, today. At approximately 12:17 p.m., a communication watchstander at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification from the commercial tug Patricia that the barge it’s pushing was


Jiangsu Changrong Earns ClassNK Ship Recycling Certification

Classification society ClassNK has issued a Statement of Compliance (SOC) to Jiangsu Changrong Steel Co. Ltd. in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (Hong Kong Convention). This makes Jiangsu Changrong Steel Co. Ltd


Shipping Industry Upswing in 2015, Moore Stephens Predicts

Photo: Greg Trauthwein

International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens believes that the shipping industry’s fortunes should be noticeably improved by 2015 if it maintains the recovery which got under way last year. But it warns that the prospects for recovery may still be fragile if the industry


Sekimizu Launches Maritime Day Theme

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu (Photo: IMO)

“IMO conventions: effective implementation” IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has launched this year’s World Maritime Day theme, “IMO conventions: effective implementation”, expressing the hope that the year would see genuine progress towards effective and global


DOT Provides $7 Million for Maritime Education

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration today announced that America’s six state maritime academies – California Maritime Academy, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy


Ship Recycling Supports Maritime Academies

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From office equipment and furniture, to single-family homes, the U.S. Government periodically auctions property it no longer needs. In doing so, it makes money from aging Federal assets that can be used to better serve the American people. So what does the Government do with a 450-ft long, 10


MSC Preziosa: The Ultimate in Cruise Ship Tech

4D Cinema on the MSC Preziosa. Photo MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises recently added a new state-of-the-art liner, the MSC Preziosa, helping the Italian company, truly a family business, attain the status of third largest cruise line in the world. MSC Preziosa is a Fantasia class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises


Cribbing & Matting Extend Range to Australia, SE Asia

Product display image courtesy of Cribbing & Matting

A high performance recycled plastic cribbing system engineered to provide optimum safety and durability when stabilising heavy loads is being introduced throughout Australasia and South-East Asia inform the Cribbing and Matting Co Pty Ltd., located in Sydney.


Several Companies Shortlisted for Heyerdahl Award

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Solstad Offshore ASA, Rolls Royce Marine, Norled AS and Maersk Line have been shortlisted for the prestigious Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award 2014. The prize recognizes candidates from the shipping industry that have made an outstanding contribution to the environment


 
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