ClassNK issues World’s First Statement of Compliance

Press Release
Monday, December 17, 2012
Handing the SOC from ClassNK to Zhongxin; Mr. Matsui, Executive Vice President, ClassNK (left) and Mr. Liang, Director, Zhongxin (right)

ClassNK  has announced  that it has issued the world’s first Statement of Compliance (SOC) for a ship recycling facility to Jiangmen Zhongxin Shipbreaking & Steel Co., Ltd.

 

The Statement of Compliance issued by ClassNK certifies that the facility and its recycling procedures are fully in compliance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (Hong Kong Convention).

 

This marks the first time that a ship recycling yard has achieved certification in line with the convention.


Established in 1984, Zhongxin has grown to become one of the largest ship recycling facilities in China, with a working yard occupying over 400,000 square meters and an annual ship breaking capacity of over 500,000 LDT. The yard has been a pioneer in green ship recycling, and earned recognition as a “AAAA” level Green Shipbreaking Enterprise from the China National Ship Recycling Association (CNSA) for its safe and environmentally sound ship recycling practices.


Green ship recycling has become an important issue in the maritime industry, especially following the adoption of the Hong Kong Convention. In addition to growing concerns about corporate social responsibility, new local and international regulations are helping drive the demand for high quality ship recycling facilities which can recycle vessels in an environmentally friendly and safe manner.


After a thorough review of the Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) developed by Zhongxin with the assistance of Wilhelmsen Ship Management, ClassNK, working as a third party certification body, confirmed that the recycling practices of the yard were in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention, and issued the world’s first SOC to the recycling yard. The SOC was officially presented to Zhongxin’s Director, Mr. Liang by ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui prior to ClassNK’s Ship Recycling Seminar held in Tokyo on 13 December, which drew more than 300 representatives from Japan’s shipowning community.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Huge Iceberg Broken off Antarctica Heads for Open Ocean

Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan - one of the largest now in existence - that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and is heading into the open ocean.

Offshore Oil & Gas: Brazil’s Northern Frontier

In an effort to spread out oil and gas production to other parts of the country and increase overall oil production, Brazil has finally intensified hydrocarbon

RINA Launches Notation for Eco-ships

International classification society RINA has launched a new voluntary notation to clearly identify new ship designs which meet eco-ship criteria. The Efficient

News

Global Shipping Exposed to Cyber Threats

The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet. In this internet age,

US Navy Completes Korea Ferry SAR Mission

With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is departing waters around Jindo, South Korea

Newport News, ODU Partner for Bachelor's Degree Program

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that apprentices at Newport News Shipbuilding will now have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree

Maritime Safety

Claxton’s Camera Upgrade Puts Crane Safety in Focus

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, an Acteon company, launched the latest version for its ATEX and safe-area crane boom cameras to improve operational safety through

Safety the Focus as Heavy Lifting Picks Up

Modern heavy lift capabilities are crucial for safe, efficient operations offshore Heavy lift operations offshore are an awe-inspiring feat, but an operation that

Pirates Raid Tanker off Malaysia, 3 Mariners Taken

Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, underscoring

Classification Societies

RINA Launches Notation for Eco-ships

International classification society RINA has launched a new voluntary notation to clearly identify new ship designs which meet eco-ship criteria. The Efficient

Safety the Focus as Heavy Lifting Picks Up

Modern heavy lift capabilities are crucial for safe, efficient operations offshore Heavy lift operations offshore are an awe-inspiring feat, but an operation that

GEIMS Maritime Training accorded highest grade from DGS

Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS) is now the first approved maritime training Institution in India to achieve the 'outstanding (A1)' grade. The

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2420 sec (4 req/sec)