Global experts gather in Tokyo for ClassNK ship recycling seminar
May 24, 2016 10:35:00 AM
Tokyo- Around 300 people gathered in Tokyo on 12 May to attend a ship recycling seminar held by leading classification society ClassNK. In addition to ClassNK representatives, top industry experts from Asia and Europe discussed the current challenges of ship recycling and what the industry can do to support safe and environmentally sound recycling practices.
“I see a lot of attendees here today which shows high interest in ship recycling. The Japanese government attaches special importance to the early entry into force of the HKC as the global framework for safe and environmentally friendly ship recycling… We join hands with the industry around the world and will keep on working for HKC’s smooth implementation”.
“It takes 60% less energy to produce steel from sustainably recycling a ship compared to from iron ore. We strongly believe in sustainable ship recycling.”
“Shipowners need sufficient recycling capacity in line with global safety and environmental standards. We went to India and witnessed how much improvement has been made. It was truly eye-opening for all of us. ClassNK’s certification is technical support for these yards that are making a real and sustained effort to operate in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.”
“For too long too little has been done. We are very happy with ClassNK’s certification of these four yards in India. For us, that is the starting point. Shipowners have to send a strong signal that
this is the only level the owners will accept and drive the incentive for other yards to upgrade.”
“Shipowners’ sufficient inspection of recycling facilities with the involvement of knowledgeable experts will surely help in creating and expanding the green ship recycling market.”
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