Monday, December 12, 2016
Maritime News

Worker Killed Dismantling ‘Youngest Container Ship Sold for Scrap’

A worker at a shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh has died in accident while working to dismantle German containership Viktoria Wulff, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has said. The 35-year worker was...

December 12, 2016
Total Views: 51

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Maritime News

BIMCO: Record Containership Demolition Exceeds 500,000 TEU

(BIMCO) – Containership demolition reach all time high and provides a positive surprise for the struggling container shipping industry. BIMCO have throughout 2016 focused on the level of demolition in...

November 8, 2016
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Maritime News

Death Toll Rises in Pakistani Shipbreaking Yard Explosion

By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Pakistani firefighters were battling on Wednesday to douse a fire still raging more than a day after a series of explosions...

November 2, 2016
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Maritime News

12 Dead, Scores Injured in Huge Blast at Pakistani Shipbreaking Yard

By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, Nov 1 (Reuters) – At least 12 Pakistani workers were killed and more than 50 injured on Tuesday after a huge blast ripped through an...

November 1, 2016
Total Views: 2

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: 24

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Maritime News

IMO Ship Recycling Convention Gets Boost from Panama

The International Maritime Organization’s effort to implement new international regulations intended to the promote safe and environmentally sound ship recycling received a major boost this week with ratification by the world’s largest largest...

September 20, 2016
Total Views: 54


10-Year-Old Panamax Becomes Youngest Containership Ever Sold for Scrap

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The 4,546 teu 2006-built Viktoria Wulff (ex MSC Firenze) has become the youngest containership to be sold for scrap as panamax owners cut their...

September 20, 2016
Total Views: 124

Monday, July 18, 2016

Shipping Oversupply to Persist Despite Big Scrapping Plans, Drewry Says

COPENHAGEN, July 18 (Reuters) – A record number of around 150 container vessels are expected to be scrapped in 2016 but it will not be enough for an industry battling...

July 18, 2016
Total Views: 25

Thursday, July 7, 2016
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Maritime News

European Commission Report Recommends ‘Ship Recycling License’

A new report by the European Commission recommends the introduction of a ship recycling license for all ships calling at EU ports as a form of financial incentive aimed at...

July 7, 2016
Total Views: 28

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Maritime News

Anti-Beaching Advocate: Five Workers Killed in Surge of Fatal Accidents in Chittagong

A recent surge of fatal accidents at shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh has labor and human rights groups calling for measures to enhance safety for workers and the end to the...

June 29, 2016
Total Views: 44

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: 26

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: 30

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Maritime News

Idle Containership Fleet Still Growing as 2016 Shapes Up to Be a Record Year for Scrapping

By Mike Wackett, (The Loadstar) – Laid-up containership capacity “remains at an alarmingly high level”, according to the latest review by Alphaliner and, worryingly for shipowners, there are still no...

April 13, 2016
Total Views: 42

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: 237

Friday, February 5, 2016
Maritime News

South Asian Scrapyards Need To Improve Shipbreaking Practices, NGO Says

A new report by NGO Shipbreaking Platform reveals that more than 60% of 768 ships sold for scrap last year were broken on the beaches of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, where...

February 5, 2016
Total Views: 17

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Maritime News

Italian Shipping Companies Called Out Over Beaching Practices

Responsible shipbreaking advocacy group NGO Shipbreaking Platform has called out three Italian shipping over their supposed continued use of South Asian beaching yards and is urging they take immediate action...

November 17, 2015
Total Views: 12

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Alang Ship Recyclers’ Compliance Shows Not All Breakers Are Bad, Says Largest Cash Buyer

  The world’s largest cash buyer of ships for recycling says that this week’s news that two ship recycling yards in Alang, India have received Hong Kong Convention status for...

October 1, 2015
Total Views: 46

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: 36