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Marco Polo Marine ventures into green ship recycling at Batam yard

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Singapore-listed Marco Polo Marine is venturing into green ship recycling at its shipyard in Batam, Indonesia.

The company said its subsidiary PT Marcopolo Shipyard, which specialised in building offshore barges and vessels, had moved into green ship recycling.

Shipowners, especially based in Europe, are having difficulty finding yards that comply with EU regulations on ship recycling.

Marcopolo Shipyard is the first yard in Indonesia to be awarded an ISO 30000:2009 certificate, which the company noted was used by some in the industry as a pre-requisite to the new European Union (EU) Regulation on Ship Recycling and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Hong Kong Convention.

Sean Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Marco Polo Marine, commented: “Given the growing interest in sustainability by the shipping industry, we are excited to expand our shipyard services to include green ship recycling. With the ISO certification by ABS QE, ship-owners can be assured that their vessels are recycled in safe and environmentally sound facilities.”

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