On December 27, 2013, Höegh Autoliners sold the Pure Car Truck Carrier Höegh Tropicana (built 1980) for recycling to Grieg Green which will provide services to ensure safe and environmentally friendly “green recycling” in China.
“This is the 15th car carrier we have sold for green recycling and we are pleased that Grieg Green will supply services to safeguard safe and environmentally friendly recycling,” says Ingar Skiaker, CEO of Höegh Autoliners. “Our concern for safety and the environment applies all the way through the vessel’s life.”
Höegh Autoliners implemented a policy in 2009 for green recycling of car carriers reaching the commercial end of their lives. Grieg Green was selected based on good experience from three earlier recycled car carriers from Höegh Autoliners.
“Grieg Green has been set up to provide ship owners with services for planning, monitoring and reporting green recycling,” says Petter Heier, CEO of Grieg Green AS. “We have successfully recycled several vessels and we are pleased that Höegh Autoliners again has entrusted us to handle this project.”
Grieg Green act as buyer of the Höegh Tropicana and will resell the vessel to the recycling yard in China. Grieg Green will in addition supply services to ensure the recycling is carried out to the best standards. Höegh Autoliners has adopted a Ship Recycling Policy based on the intentions in the IMO recycling convention proposed in 2009 ensuring that a vessel is recycled in a safe and environmentally friendly way at a ship recycling yard which can document that certain standards will be met.
Hoegh Autoliners, January 2, 2014