'Greener' Ship Recycling in China – GL to Collaborate with CNSA

Press Release
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and the China National Ship Recycling Association (CNSA) sign MOU on promotion of 'Green' ship recycling in China

GL and CNSA will collaborate to develop training programmes, pilot projects, and research practices that will allow the Chinese ship recycling industry to comply with forthcoming international regulations, and in order to further the aims of green ship recycling in China.


Training will be one of the keys to preparing ship recycling yards to operate in a stricter environmental climate. Under the MOU GL and CNSA will work to develop a programme which familiarises both management and workers at the yards with the incoming regulations and the requirements they face to meet these standards.



The “Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009” adopted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), is expected to come into force in 2015. Its aim is to minimise, in the most effective, efficient and sustainable way, the environmental and occupational health risks of ship recycling.


The Hong Kong Convention will require that ship recycling facilities are authorised to deal with the material generated from recycling in a manner that is both environmentally responsible and protects the health of workers. This includes making sure that workers are trained to deal with hazardous materials appropriately and that they have access to and are trained in the use of the protective equipment required for its disposal.

Hazardous material must be kept separate from recyclables and transferred to a disposal facility which itself meets the requirements of the Convention. Recycling facilities must prepare a Ship Recycling Facility Plan, a set of management systems and procedures which are designed, among other things, to protect workers and the environment, prevent accidents and spills, and monitor and report on recycling activities and adverse incidents.


Today China is one of the three largest ship recycling countries, with a rapidly growing share of the global market. In 2005 China implemented regulations to bring its industry into line with international regulations and promote environmentally responsive technology and practices in ‘greener’ ship recycling.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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