ship recycling

Brazil to get green ship recycling yard in Porto Central?

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed to explore the feasibility of establishing a ship recycling and decommissioning yard in Porto Central, Brazil.

Courtesy of M.A.R.S.

The MOU, signed between Porto Central and M.A.R.S., Europe A/S (a subsidiary of Modern American Recycling Services), is said to mark an important step towards sustainable ship recycling future.

Specifically, the collaborative agreement aims to conduct in-depth research to assess the viability and potential benefits of such a project in the region, highlighting a commitment to sustainable practices and economic development.

Spanning over 20 million square meters, Porto Central is set to become one of Brazil’s newest deep-water industrial port complexes. With a 25-meter draft capability, it can accommodate the world’s largest vessels and will handle various types of cargo, including crude oil, gas, energy supplies, offshore supplies, grains, fertilizers, ores, containers, and general cargo, among others.

M.A.R.S., Inc. specializes in decommissioning and ship recycling, with M.A.R.S., Europe A/S serving as its subsidiary. Focusing on highly contaminated and complex projects, M.A.R.S., Europe A/S is committed to environmentally sustainable practices in ship recycling and decommissioning.

Together, these companies bring a wealth of experience, innovation, and dedication to the table, setting the stage for a groundbreaking collaboration to explore the feasibility of a ship recycling and decommissioning yard. The proposed yard project offers numerous benefits for the local community, economy, and environment, the duo said.

In terms of scope and impact, the proposed yard has the potential to be a transformative project that significantly influences the local area and beyond. The scope could include not just the physical yard itself but also related facilities, services, and community engagement programs. The impact could range from immediate economic benefits like job creation and revenue generation to long-term effects such as improved quality of life, environmental preservation, and sustainable growth, the duo added.

“Together, we can set new benchmarks in the industry, demonstrating that economic success can, and should, go hand in hand with environmental and social responsibility. By collaborating, sharing knowledge, and supporting each other’s efforts, we can create a ripple effect that inspires others to embrace sustainable practices,” the partners concluded.