European List of Approved Ship Recycling Facilities Updated with Yards in Turkey, U.S.

The European Commission has updated its list of approved ship recycling facilities in line with new rules that come into force next year under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, and for the first time it contains three yards located outside the EU. The fourth version of the list, now published, contains a total of 26 shipyards, including 23 facilities located in the European … [Read more...]

Ship Recycling Association Says European Yards Have Sufficient Capacity Ahead of EU Ship Recycling Regulation

The International Ship Recycling Association says there is currently ample recycling capacity to meet the expected scrapping demand from the January 1, 2019 entry into force of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation. According to the ISRA, an analysis of historical figures shows that the amount of end of life of EU flagged ships in the past eight years has declined to just … [Read more...]

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Slams Shipping Industry ‘Scaremongering’ to Undermine European Ship Recycling Regulation

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is accusing the shipping industry of using 'scaremonger' tactics and 'fake news' in order to get South Asian shipbreaking yards included on a list of EU-approved ship recycling facilities. According to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, which promotes against the use of South Asia's 'beaching' yards, the shipping industry is quick to lament that … [Read more...]

European Shipowners: Open EU Ship Recycling List to Foreign Yards

European shipowners are calling for the European Commission to open its list of approved ship recycling facilities to non-EU countries as soon as possible in order to keep pace with global demand. According to the European Community Shipowners' Association, yards included as the list so far have capacity to handle less than 30% of the EU's own ship recycling target, … [Read more...]