Japan’s ClassNK has issued a statement of compliance to a ship recycling facility in Izmir, Turkey for the first time, verifying that the facilities are in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound...
Cosco Shipping Holdings Co has announced that it will send eight container vessels totaling 409,914 dwt to the scrapyard for a price of RMB212m ($30.9m).
The European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) says that the first list of approved ship recycled by the EU shows the need for yards outside the region as it fails to meet demand.
Athens-based Euroseas has sold a 72,119-dwt dry bulk carrier for scrap, and took delivery of a secondhand 1,645-teu feeder boxship.
An explosion at a Pakistani shipbreaking yard that claimed the lives of more than two dozen workers is believed to have been caused by sizable amounts of smuggled oil that caught fire, local reports said.