Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tanker Scrappage To Hit Multi-Year High

by Jessica Jaganathan (Reuters) – The shipping industry will this year scrap the largest number of oil tankers in over half-a-decade, driven by weak earnings, firm prices for scrap steel...

June 3, 2018
Total Views: 18

Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Photos: Shipbreaking on the Beaches of Alang

Reuters’ photographer Amit Dave has published a series of photos taken just this week at a shipbreaking yard in Alang, India, where many of the world’s ships continue to be...

May 31, 2018
Total Views: 2116

Friday, December 16, 2016
Maritime News

Maersk Sending Four More Ships to Alang

Danish shipping giant Maersk Line has announced plans to scrap eight panamax ships at yards in India and China. The world’s largest container shipping company has come under fire this...

December 16, 2016
Total Views: 64

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Maritime News

Denmark Environment Minister Under Fire for Dodging Questions About Maersk’s Shipbreaking Policy

Denmark’s Environmental Minister has come under fire for failing to provide concrete answers to questions regarding the Danish government’s position on shipbreaking in South Asia amid Maersk’s controversial decision to...

December 15, 2016
Total Views: 53

Monday, October 17, 2016
Maritime News

Maersk Defends Controversial Use of Alang Shipbreaking Yards

By Nikolaj Skydsgaard COPENHAGEN, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Monday it was striving to improve workers’ rights at shipbreaking yards it uses in India after...

October 17, 2016
Total Views: 17

Monday, June 13, 2016
Maritime News

European Shipowners Back Maersk’s Stance on Alang

European shipowners are speaking up in support of responsible ship recycling in Alang, India and the decision by several large shipowners to begin testing upgraded recycling facilities in Alang that are...

June 13, 2016
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

NGOs: Maersk ‘Undermining Its Reputation ’ With Alang Shipbreaking Plans

Shipping giant Maersk Group has been called out by a coalition of NGOs over its decision to start sending more of its end-of-life vessels to shipbreaking yards in Alang, India...

June 7, 2016
Total Views: 21

Friday, May 13, 2016
Maritime News

Maersk Sending First Two Vessels to Alang Under New Ship Recycling Plan

Maersk Line is sending its first two end-of-life vessels to Alang, India to be scrapped under a new company plan aimed at developing more responsible recycling options along Alang’s infamous stretch of...

May 13, 2016
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Maritime News

‘Naming and Shaming’ Undermines Progress Made on Ship Beaching, Largest Cash Buyer Says

The world’s largest cash buyer of ships for recycling is calling on the shipping industry to support the recycling businesses that are striving to improve their ship breaking facilities and practices in developing...

February 23, 2016
Total Views: 19

Friday, February 12, 2016
Maritime News

Maersk Moves to Scrap Ships at Alang Shibreakers, Angering NGO

By Sabina Zawadzki and Robert-Jan Bartunek COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Maersk Line said on Friday it had chosen four shipbreaking yards along India’s Alang beaches to handle an increase...

February 12, 2016
Total Views: 203

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Alang Shipbreakers Awarded Hong Kong Convention Compliance

  Two Alang ship recycling facilities have received Statements of Compliance (SoC) verifying that the facilities are in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally...

September 29, 2015
Total Views: 32

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GMS Backs Danish Stance on Ship Beaching

  GMS, the world’s largest cash buyer of ships for recycling, has come out in support of the Danish Ship Association (DSA) which refuses to ban the practice of beaching...

August 25, 2015
Total Views: 7

Friday, July 31, 2015
Maritime News

Under New Pressure, Cleaning Up Alang’s Graveyards of Steel

  By Adam Minter (Bloomberg View) — For decades, the dangerous and polluting ship-breaking yards that stretch for six miles along the beaches of Alang, India, successfully resisted the efforts...

July 31, 2015
Total Views: 21

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Is This the End for South Asia Shipbreakers?

By Krishna N. Das and Keith Wallis ALANG, India/SINGAPORE, July 17 (Reuters) – In the world’s biggest ship recycling centre of Alang on India’s Arabian Sea coast, workers with blow...

July 16, 2015
Total Views: 45

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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South Asian Beaches the Target of New EU Ship Recycling Rules

European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia at great human and environmental cost will still be hard to stop.

March 24, 2015
Total Views: 22

Monday, February 9, 2015
Maritime News

Japan Backs Ship Beaching Yards in India

A delegation of industry and government stakeholders from Japan has expressed some support of certain ship recycling yards in Alang, India after seeing first-hand the efforts being made by some...

February 9, 2015
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Maritime News

GMS Challenges European Commission on Ship Breaking

Global Marketing Systems, Inc (GMS), the world’s largest cash buyer of ships for recycling, has challenged the European Commission’s intention to ban the practice of beaching by inviting the Commission...

November 5, 2014
Total Views: 10

Monday, June 30, 2014

Major Blast at Alang Shipbreaking Yard Kills Five

A major explosion at an Alang shipbreaking yard in India has killed five people and injured at least 10. According to local media reports, the blast occurred at about 11...

June 30, 2014
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Maritime News

Alang Shipbreaking Yards from Space

The following image shows the shipbreaking yards at Alang, an industrial complex north of Mumbai in the Gulf of Khambhat. Photo taken from space via Digital Globe. A huge portion...

April 15, 2014
Total Views: 120

Thursday, November 1, 2012
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Tilos, a 21-Year Old Bulker, Sits Nervously in Alang After Being Sold Today

The Tilos‘ days are numbered following Goldenport Holdings Inc. (LSE: GPRT) announcement today that she has been sold and delivered to a third party buyer, Gunehr Shipping Ltd.  Tilos was built in...

November 1, 2012
Total Views: 3