Lack of Automation Rules a Major Challenge

Wasaline ferry

Wasaline's Managing Director speaks on the concept of the automated ship.

Alang Demolition Activity Declines by More than 30 Pct in 1Q

Demolition activity at Alang yards in the Indian state of Gujarat decreased by 34 percent from January to March ...

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Norway Arrests Ship Previously Sold to Gadani Scrapyard

The Norwegian environmental authorities arrested the 1989-built barge carrier Harrier, previously named Tide ...

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More Shipowners Opt for South Asian Beaching Yards

The shipping industry’s management of end-of-life vessels has shown no improvements in 2016 as the number ...

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EU Ship Recycling List Raises Issues

Discussion on the recently published European list of approved ship recycling facilities has raised a number of ...

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Five Dead in Fire at Gadani Shipbreaking Yard

At least five workers lost their lives and three to eight were reported missing after a liquefied petroleum gas ...

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Platform Calls for Responsible Recycling of Berge Stahl

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has called on the owner of the iron ore bulker Berge Stahl and the Dutch authorities ...

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Worker Dies at Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Yard

A worker died while dismantling German container ship Viktoria Wulff at Arefin shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, ...

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South Asian Yards Break 85 Pct of End-of-Life Ships in 3Q

Out of the 144 end-of-life ships which were sold for breaking in the third quarter of 2016, 85 percent ended up on ...

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NGO: 21 Dead in Gadani Shipbreaking Explosion

Twenty one people lost their lives in a series of explosions aboard an oil tanker which was being dismantled at the ...

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NGO Calls On Maersk to Become True Leader for Safe Recycling

After the Danish shipping company Maersk admitted to duplicity in vessel recycling, the NGO Shipbreaking ...

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NGO Shipbreaking Calls for 'Polluter Pays' Principle

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has called on the European Commission, the European Parliament and Member States to ...

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Another Fatality Reported at Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Yard

Another shipbreaking worker died following an accident which occurred at Bangladesh’s shipbreaking yard K.R ...

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Scrapping Activity at South Asian Beaches Rises in Q2

A total of 182, out of 212 end­-of-­life ships which were sold for breaking in the second quarter of 2016, ended up ...

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ECSA Feigns Ignorance about Alang Beaching Method

The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) has ignored shortcomings of the beaching method at the ...

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EU: Financial Incentive Could Enhance Sustainable Recycling

Ships regardless of their flag should not be allowed to call at any EU port without a ship recycling license to ...

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Fatal Accidents Rise at Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Yards

At least five shipbreaking workers have been killed and five more severely injured in a series of fatal accidents ...

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Interview: Most Ship Owners Still Opt for Worst Yards

In light of the overcapacity issue currently causing the majority of woes in the shipping industry, this year could ...

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Six More Ships Head to Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Yards

A total of six vessels will soon land on the beaches of the substandard South Asian shipbreaking yards in ...

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NGO: Maersk Is Perpetuating a Double Standard

Upgrading beaching yards in Alang, India is the wrong approach to solving the issue of substandard shipbreaking ...

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Indian NGOs Voice Concerns Over Alang Beaching

Beaching of end-of-life vessels in Alang has stirred serious concerns from Indian NGOs following a visit to the ...

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79 Pct of Ships Sold for Scrap in Q1 Ended Up in South Asia

Out of 239 end-of-life ships sold for breaking in the first quarter of 2016 a total of 79 per cent of ships ended ...

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