Archive for the ‘Ship Demolitions’ Category

Greener ship recycling: DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs for Norddeutsche Reederei

Greener ship recycling: DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs for Norddeutsche Reederei
A DNV GL HazMat Expert doing a visual check for pipe gasket sampling. Hamburg, 27 January 2016: DNV GL and Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt have signed a contract to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the shipping company’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels. The...
January 27th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”

Whither container shipping? IMIF is told of “reasons to be cheerful”
Ian Webber delivering his slides speech Emerging trends in the benighted container shipping sector offer some grounds for optimism, the International Maritime Industries Forum heard at its latest meeting. Ian Webber, chief executive of Global Ship Lease Inc, discerned what he called some “reasons to...
January 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Initial EU ship recycling list shows clear need for global mind-set

Initial EU ship recycling list shows clear need for global mind-set
Patrick Verhoeven The European Commission recently published its first edition of the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities. At this stage, it only features yards situated in Europe and reaches under 30% of the EU’s own recycling capacity target. For ECSA, this demonstrates clearly that third...
January 13th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Another catastrophic fire shakes Gadani shipbreaking yards

Another catastrophic fire shakes Gadani shipbreaking yards
(© Łukasz Wypior – Gadani, Pakistan, 2016) Fire on Greek ship raises death toll in Pakistan Brussels, 10 January 2017 – Five more shipbreaking workers were killed and one injured in yet another fire that took place in the shipbreaking yards of Gadani, Pakistan, yesterday morning. The...
January 10th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

2016: “A Year of Progress and Promise” for Ship Recycling Says GMS

2016: “A Year of Progress and Promise” for Ship Recycling Says GMS
Dr. Anil Sharma President and CEO of GMS, Dr. Anil Sharma, says significant and ongoing improvements at Alang recycling yards are a key highlight for 2016 and the EU has the opportunity to maintain this momentum for the betterment of our industry 15 December 2016, Dubai – The dramatic improvements...
December 15th, 2016 | Markets, Ship Demolitions | Read More

GMS Dubai Finalist at the Lloyd’s List Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2016

GMS Dubai Finalist at the  Lloyd’s List Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2016
Dr. Anil Sharma GMS Dubai shortlisted for the Maritime Services Award for its innovations in ship recycling & Sponsor of The Shipping Lawyer of the Year 2016 8th December 2016, Dubai – GMS Dubai, the world’s largest buyer of ships and offshore assets, was shortlisted for the Maritime Services...
December 8th, 2016 | Awards, Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics puzzle stakeholders

Markets and Geopolitics puzzle stakeholders
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 86 points earlier on today after another Capers and Panamaxes unprecedented rally, but still, caution should be observed. The Geopolitical uncertainty will begin now to bite; John Faraclas’ daily Market Briefing: With 86 points plus the BDI ended the...
November 17th, 2016 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, HR, Markets, News, People and Places, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices | Read More

Market volatility at its best; chaotic geopolitics ahead yet again…

Market volatility at its best; chaotic geopolitics ahead yet again…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) on …a falling, plus though modus, gained only 19 points since yesterday and now stands at 1,084 points; Geopolitical aspects – better say problems, following the USA elections begin to surface on all fronts; John Faraclas daily market recap: The Capers proved...
November 15th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

GMS Maintains BVQI ISO 9001:2008 Certificate for Eleventh Consecutive Year

GMS Maintains BVQI ISO 9001:2008 Certificate for Eleventh Consecutive Year
Dr. Anil Sharma Continued certification underscores long-term commitment to international quality and environmental standards November 14th, 2016 – GMS, the world’s largest buyer of ships and offshore assets for recycling, has successfully maintained its Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC) ISO...
November 14th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The BDI: every plus point matters in this geopolitical chaos…

The BDI: every plus point matters in this geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed six points higher since yesterday at 855 , the Geopolitical Chaos though goes from strength to strength and wonder if there is any Deus ex machina to save the day… John Faraclas weekly recap: At least the BDI gained 21 points since last week’s 834 points,...
November 4th, 2016 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Maersk ships scrapped in dangerous shipyards in Bangladesh

Maersk ships scrapped in dangerous shipyards in Bangladesh
The Producer – photo credit: S. Rahman A Maersk oil ship is just now being scrapped in a dangerous shipbreaking yard at the infamous Chittagong beach in Bangladesh. Danwatch can furthermore reveal that, in 2014 Maersk pressured its partner to send 14 container ships to Bangladesh and India for...
October 27th, 2016 | Environment, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Maersk mantains beaching mantra and chooses to ignore facts revealed by Danwatch

Maersk mantains beaching mantra and chooses to ignore facts revealed by Danwatch
(© S Rahman) Brussels, 21 October 2016 – After investigative journalists have revealed the severe short-comings of Maersk’s shipbreaking practices in Alang, India, the shipping giant blatantly disregards the findings. In an official statement, Maersk defends its new practice of breaking ships...
October 21st, 2016 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Leela Ship Recycling becomes first yard in South Asia to achieve Social Accountability Certification

Leela Ship Recycling becomes first yard in South Asia to achieve Social Accountability Certification
Alang – 20th October 2016 – Leela Ship Recycling Pvt. Ltd. has become the first Ship Recycling Facility in South Asia to receive the Social Accountability certification, as per SA8000 standards. SA8000 is one of the world’s first auditable certification standards that encourages organisations...
October 20th, 2016 | Ship Demolitions | Read More

European industry, trade unions and NGOs support the EESC’s call for a financial incentive to enhance sustainable ship recycling

European industry, trade unions and NGOs support the EESC’s call for a financial incentive to enhance sustainable ship recycling
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 20 October 2016 – Today, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an own initiative opinion that calls on the European Commission to introduce an incentive that will “eliminate the abuses of irresponsible ship dismantling through a system which creates...
October 20th, 2016 | Associations, European Union, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Investigative journalists catch Maersk red-handed in Alang

Investigative journalists catch Maersk red-handed in Alang
(© S Rahman) Brussels, 13 October 2016 – Investigative journalists from Danwatch today release their comprehensive report on the reality inside Shree Ram shipbreaking yard in Alang, India, where the Maersk Georgia and Maersk Wyoming are currently being dismantled. The in-depth investigations...
October 13th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Capers “cooling” down amid hurricanes and geopolitical chaos…

Capers “cooling” down amid hurricanes and geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up just six points earlier on today at 921, given the low plus level of the Capers; Hurricanes and Geopolitics bring chaos, deaths and total global uncertainty. John Faraclas’ weekly recapitulation of the markets and geopolitics: The BDI was up six points...
October 7th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Reports, Ship Conversions, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Shiprepair, Statistics, Stock Markets, Technical, Technology, Tourism, Weather | Read More

The new lobbyist of beaching, Maersk, ignores concerns of environmental and human rights experts

The new lobbyist of beaching, Maersk, ignores concerns of environmental and human rights experts
Patrizia Heidegger Brussels, 6 October 2016 – When Maersk decided earlier this year to sell two end-of-life ships to beaching yards in Alang, India, a broad coalition of European environmental and human rights NGOs denounced the move [1]. It is expected that Maersk has to scrap at least 20 ships...
October 6th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform demands European Ship Recycling Licence

NGO Shipbreaking Platform demands European Ship Recycling Licence
Patrizia Heidegger Brussels, 5 October 2016 – In a position paper published today, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform calls on the European Commission, the European Parliament and Member States to support the introduction of a financial mechanism that will enhance safe and environmentally sound ship...
October 5th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

GMS sponsors prominent TradeWinds Shipowners Forum USA

GMS sponsors prominent TradeWinds Shipowners Forum USA
Capt. Yogesh Rehani GMS represented the Ship Recycling sector at event, exploring the challenges and opportunities for the sector SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 – GMS, the world’s largest buyer of ships and floating offshore assets, sponsored the prestigious TradeWinds Shipowners Forum, held at New York Yacht...
September 22nd, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Food and Drink, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Panama becomes party to ship recycling convention

Panama becomes party to ship recycling convention
IMO’s SG Kitack Lim with H.e Mr. Arsenio Dominguez ​IMO’s efforts to promote safe and environmentally sound ship recycling received a boost with Panama becoming the 5th State to accede to the Hong Kong Convention. The Convention covers the design, construction, operation and preparation...
September 20th, 2016 | IMO, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

One Step Closer to Ratification of the Hong Kong Convention

One Step Closer to Ratification of the Hong Kong Convention
Dr. Anil Sharma 19 September, 2016 – Denmark’s recent decision to move ahead with the ratification of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC) in Spring 2017, brings the legislation one step closer to implementation. On the announcement...
September 19th, 2016 | Markets, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Legambiente joins Platform’s campaign for sustainable ship recycling

Legambiente joins Platform’s campaign for sustainable ship recycling
© Andreas Ragnarsson – http:// www.andreasragnarsson.com/portfolio/ portfolio/ Brussels, 19 September 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform welcomes onboard Legambiente, its first-ever Italian member organization.  Legambiente is a non-profit association created in 1980 for the safeguard...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Register Now for The New York Maritime Forum – Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in New York City

Register Now for The New York Maritime Forum – Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in New York City
LAST CHANCE – Attendance is free of charge for qualified delegates REGISTER FOR THE NEW YORK MARITIME FORUM – THE CAPITAL FOR SHIPPING Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Metropolitan Club   The New York Maritime Forum (NYMF) is both an investment and an industry conference with a double...
September 9th, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #10

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #10
Brussels, 10 August 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the tenth South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of South Asia, accidents,...
August 10th, 2016 | Communication, Ship Demolitions | Read More

After all it’s summer, so “don’t you worry” with the BDI@631…

After all it’s summer, so “don’t you worry” with the BDI@631…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), following three days of stagnation at 636, lost five points today and now stands at 631! The Geopolitics is entering a very delicate and “dubious” period where everything is possible to happen. John Faraclas’ daily market recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014...
August 9th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More