China's Scrap Yards Apply for EU Regulation

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 19, 2014

China's Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling and Jiang Xiagang Changjiang Ship Recycling Yard, world’s two biggest ship scrap yards by capacity,  have applied for the inclusion of their facilities in the future EU list of Ship Recycling Facilities.

Two leading Chinese ship recycling yards have applied for inclusion of their facilities in the future EU list of Ship Recycling Facilities, according to Chinese media.
The official documents for the application were presented yesterday in Brussels to Mr. Julio Burgués, Head of the Unit Waste management & Recycling of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment by Mr Li Hongwei owner of Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling Co., Ltd and Jiang Xiagang Changjiang Shiprecycling Yard.
With a capacity of respectively 100 vessels (1.1 million Light Displacement Ton) and 120 vessels (1,2 million LDT) these two yards are the largest ship recycling facilities in the world.
The application follows the new Ship Recycling Regulation of the European Commission which was adopted in November 2013.
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