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Ship recycling experts flocking to Rotterdam

1 Nov was 4th anniversary of the one of the deadliest beaching accidents in Pakistan; an oil tanker at Gadani shipbreaking yard exploded, leaving 29 workers dead and 54 severely injured.

ACI is pleased to announce the 9th Ship Recycling Congress 2021 taking place on the 27th and 28th January in the Dutch city of Rotterdam.

A total of 170 ships were scrapped in the third quarter of 2020, on top of 98 ships in the second quarter and 166 in the first quarter, according to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. Ingvild Jenssen, founder of the industry watchdog, will speak at the two-day event to present the pace of progress seen across the global ship recycling sector.

Jenssen points out that ‘dodgy deals’ with cash buyers aimed at scrapping vessels on South Asian beaches are still a major concern. Just last Friday, the Sunnhordland District Court in Norway sentenced ship owner Georg Eide to six months unconditional imprisonment for having assisted scrap dealer Wirana in an attempt to illegally export the Tide Carrier to Pakistan for scrapping. The Court also ordered the confiscation of criminal dividends of EUR 188 000 from Eide Marine Eidendom AS.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Upcoming EU regulations on ship recycling
  • Implementation of smart technologies
  • Updates on the Hong Kong Convention
  • Commercially viable strategies when complying with the environmental regulations
  • EU’s role in the promotion of a sustainable practices worldwide
  • Safety & health of workers

The event, which features multiple panel discussions, will be a great meeting place for ship owners and operators, shipyards, cash buyers, engineers, metal recyclers and other industry stakeholders.

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