Shipowners' role in recycling under spotlight
As the global ship recycling industry prepares to gather in Singapore, a fresh push is expected for European shipowners to recycle their old ships according to standards of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC).
'Failure' of shipping to deal with asbestos examined.
According to the front page lead in TradeWinds today, scores of ships built in the past 10 years containing substantial amounts of banned asbestos have triggered claims of lax enforcement of rules and the erroneous issuing of safety certificates.
Chinese yard picks up Hoegh car carrier for green recycling
Chinese ship recyclers hope the sale of Norwegian owner Hoegh Autoliners’ 3,700-car-equivalent-unit (ceu) Hoegh Trotter (1983) to Jiangmen Zhongxin Ship Recycling Yard in South China on Monday marks the growing importance of green recycling facilities on the mainland, particularly to European owners for whom being environmentally responsible is not an option but a necessity.