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

September 29, 2015
Total Views: 41

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

August 25, 2015
Total Views: 10

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

July 31, 2015
Total Views: 37

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

July 16, 2015
Total Views: 53

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

March 24, 2015
Total Views: 31

Friday, March 13, 2015
Maritime News

Shipbreakers Prepare for Record Year

Owners may demolish 40 million deadweight tons of dry bulk carriers, more than double last year’s total, according to Arctic Securities ASA in Oslo.

March 13, 2015
Total Views: 21

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

February 9, 2015
Total Views: 18

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

November 5, 2014
Total Views: 16

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

June 30, 2014
Total Views: 86

Monday, May 12, 2014
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Maritime News

In the Support of U.S. Shipbreaking and Human Rights

By K. Denise Rucker Krepp The Maritime Administration hosted a symposium recently in preparation for drafting a new national maritime strategy.  Like the

May 12, 2014
Total Views: 24

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

April 15, 2014
Total Views: 132

Monday, January 27, 2014
Turkey Aliaga Ship demolishing yard
Maritime News

Pride of Calais Ferry Hits Turkish Beach at Full Speed

On 13 November 2013, the 26k gross ton ferry Ostend Spirit (previously Pride of Calais) went out with a prolonged blast of the ship’s whistle as she

January 27, 2014
Total Views: 187

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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Tanker Rates Rallying as Owners Demolish Most in Decade

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) — The cost of hauling crude on the largest tankers is poised to rise to a four-year high as the biggest demolition program in a decade

October 8, 2013
Total Views: 13

Friday, August 30, 2013
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Cargo Ships on Beaches…Really?

A perspective on ship recycling and how to end beaching  Like most other things, ships don’t last forever. After 25-30 years they are no longer

August 30, 2013
Total Views: 429

Friday, August 9, 2013
china cosco

COSCO to Scrap 13 Ships as Part of Fleet Restructuring Plan

In an exchange filing today, China COSCO announced their plans to scrap 13 ships, consisting of 4 container vessels totaling 11,207 TEU and 9 bulk carriers of

August 9, 2013
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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The Love Boat Sails Final Voyage to the Shipbreakers

ISTANBUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The MS Pacific, a cruise ship made famous by its appearance in the popular U.S. 1970s television show “The Love

August 7, 2013
Total Views: 66

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

India-Rupee Slump Seen as Brake on Ship Demolition

A plunge in the Indian rupee to near a record is curbing demolition of obsolete merchant vessels, exacerbating a fleet surplus in the maritime industry,

July 3, 2013
Total Views: 2

Monday, June 17, 2013
charles r. weber shipbroker

Tanker Newbuilds to Significantly Outpace Demolitions

In a report by Charles R. Weber today, the shipbroker notes that the crude tanker market could be set for another 18 months of poor performance as ship

June 17, 2013
Total Views: 1

Thursday, April 18, 2013

European Parliament Rejects Proposal for Ship Recycling Fund

The European Parliament on Thursday backed plans that would help make the scrapping of old ships safer, but voted against a proposal for a recycling fund

April 18, 2013
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Diana Containerships: A Difficult But Necessary Decision to Scrap MAERSK MADRID

At the outset, this might appear as a setback for the fledgling company. But on a cash-flow basis, the company has fared much better or, to be exact, less

April 17, 2013
Total Views: 6