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  • 21 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    NGO: Shipping industry said EU standard must be lowered so that beaching yards can be approved.

  • 18 October 2018

    NGO Shipbreaking Platform: 24 deaths and 9 injuries were recorded at beaching yards in South Asia

  • 28 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    At least five shipbreaking workers have been killed and five more severely injured in a series of fatal accidents at the beaching yards in Bangladesh in only one month, according to data provided by NGO Shipbreaking Platform. At the end of May a worker died at Seiko Steel shipbreaking yard when he fell from great heights, […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The shipping industry’s management of end-of-life vessels has shown no improvements in 2016 as the number of ships sold for shipbreaking on the beaches of South Asia increased during the year, according to data released by NGO Shipbreaking Platform. Namely, out of 862 ships which were dismantled worldwide, a total of 668 vessels were broken on tidal […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Upgrading beaching yards in Alang, India is the wrong approach to solving the issue of substandard shipbreaking activities, says NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s Executive Director Patrizia Heidegger, responding to Maersk Line’s plans to send two of its containerships to the country’s Shree Ram yard for recycling in late May 2016. “While the Platform welcomes that the Maersk Group intends to promote responsible ship […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Some 124 ships out of 227 ships broken in the third quarter of 2017 ended up on beaches in South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking, the latest report from NGO Shipbreaking Platform shows. A total of 42 ships were sent for demolition to Turkey, 35 to China, and 26 were scrapped in the rest of […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    NGO Shipbreaking Platform: 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for breaking in the first quarter of 2018.

  • 10 April 2015

    Out of 262 vessels sold for breaking during the first quarter of 2015, more than half (151 ships) ended up on the beaches of South Asia as owners continue to scrap their vessels at substandard yards, the latest quarterly report of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform shows. All together, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan  accounted for 58% of the number […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    A total of 128 end­-of-­life ships were sold for scrap to the South Asian beaches during the first quarter of 2017, according to the data collected and analysed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. The number represents 65 percent of ships which reached the shores of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, out of a total of 196 vessels sold for demolition worldwide during the […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch ship owner has paid a price tag of almost EUR 3 million for beaching a vessel in India.

  • 27 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Norwegian tanker owner Stolt Tankers, a tanker shipping arm of Stolt-Nielsen Limited, has sold two handy chemical parcel tankers for demolition in India. The two ships are 38,800 DWT Stolt Topaz and 38,700 DWT Stolt Aquamarine, built in 1986 by South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), according to the data from VesselsValue. The duo follows two previous […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Italian shipping companies Grimaldi Group, Ignazio Messina and Vittorio Bogazzi & Figli are facing strong criticism from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform for their poor shipbreaking practices. The global coalition of 19 environmental organisations said it calls upon the companies to take necessary actions to ensure the sustainable recycling of their end-of-life fleet as a matter of urgency. As a […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Opposition parties in Denmark have called on the government to ensure that end-of-life vessels owned by the Danish shipping giant Maersk cannot be broken down in beaching yards, NGO Shipbreaking Platform reports. The Danish Environment Minister, Esben Lunde Larsen, had to answer to the Parliament following questions put to the government by all the opposition parties. […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) has “turned a cold shoulder” to requests by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform to visit the shipbreaking yards on the tidal beach of Alang. According to the Platform, for the past two months the Indian authority has refused to reply to repeated requests, submitted via the Indian member organisation Toxics Link, to visit and see […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    A total of 182, out of 212 end­-of-­life ships which were sold for breaking in the second quarter of 2016, ended up on the South Asian beaches, according to the data collected and analysed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. This represents 86 percent of end-of-life vessels which reached the shores of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, making this quarter the worst in the […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Rules & Regulation

     A total of 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2018.

  • 3 November 2016

    The fire is still ongoing at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan following a series of explosions aboard an oil tanker on November 1, according to IndustriALL global union. The union added that up to 150 workers are still trapped inside the 1995-built tanker Aces, which supposedly ignited due to gas wielding processes undertaken during the dismantling […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Greek and German shipowners top the list of countries which sent the most end-of-life ships to South Asia.

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Two container vessels, the Maersk Wyoming and the Maersk Georgia, are expected to arrive in India’s Shree Ram yard in Alang for recycling in late May 2016, the Danish giant Maersk Line said. The company added that it reached a deal for the landing of the first two vessels at the yard, which is certified to the standards of the Hong […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A total of six vessels will soon land on the beaches of the substandard South Asian shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh as a number of owners sold their ships to scrap on June 1, according to data provided by VesselsValue. Built at shipyards in South Korea, Germany and Japan, the vessels, ranging from almost 8,000 dwt up to 170,000 dwt, […]

  • 15 May 2019

    Two workers died and several others sustained injuries.

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    Statements of Compliance with the Hong Kong Convention are no guarantee for safe shipbreaking activities, NGO says.