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Marco Polo Marine Approved for ‘Green’ Ship Recycling in Indonesia

Mike Schuler
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January 5, 2022

Singapore-based Marco Polo Marine is venturing into “green” ship recycling with the approval of Indonesian authorities.

The company’s Batam Shipyard has become the first shipyard in Indonesia to be certified and awarded a ISO 30000:2009 certificate, which is globally recognized by the shipping industry for compliance with the new European Union (EU) Regulation on Ship Recycling and the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Hong Kong Convention.

“Given the growing interest in sustainability by the shipping industry, we are excited to expand our shipyard services to include green ship recycling. With the ISO certification by ABS QE, ship-owners can be assured that their vessels are recycled in safe and environmentally sound facilities,” said Sean Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Marco Polo Marine.

The maritime industry has come under mounting pressure to ensure end-of-life vessels are recycled in a safe and responsible manner. To promote transparency and accelerate a voluntary market-driven approach to responsible ship recycling practices, the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) was also launched in 2018 and has gained received over 20 signatories, including major shipowners such as MAERSK, NYK and Crowley.

Marco Polo Shipyard encompasses about 84 acres of land and 650-meters of waterfront on Batam Island, about 45 minutes south of Singapore (by ferry).

“I would like to congratulate Marco Polo for this achievement. ABS and Marco Polo Marine have worked together since 2009, supporting new construction projects, Classing of existing fleet, certifying Ship Management Systems for drydocking and approval in principle (AIP) to validate new technologies. Additionally, we have partnered on joint development programs on the design of new sustainable vessels,” said Pier Carazzai ABS Vice President South Pacific Region – Business Development.

“The ISO 30000 certification is a significant milestone on Marco Polo Marine’s journey to sustainable shipping. We are honoured to have supported this process,” added Dominic Townsend, President, ABS Quality Evaluations.

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