The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is a coalition of 19 environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to prevent the dangerous pollution and unsafe working conditions caused when end-of-life ships containing toxic materials in their structure are freely traded in the global marketplace.


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Press Release – New List of Global Dumpers Is Out

More than 70 percent of the world’s obsolete tonnage ends up polluting the Indian sub-continent and putting workers’ life at risk Read the press release in: French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese | Spanish Read what the Bellona… More

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Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #4

Brussels, 16 January 2015- The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the fourth South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of South… More

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Platform News – Dire working and living conditions in Indian shipbreaking yards

Report by Indian research institute reveals poor enforcement of occupational health and safety provisions Brussels, 18 December 2014 – The working and living conditions at the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India, remain alarmingly poor, argues a new study published in the Economic &… More

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Platform News – “Toxic ships for Bangladesh”: A TV documentary on German ship owners and their shipbreaking practices

Sunday 26 October 2014, 14:45 – 15:15 on German state TV channel ZDF         Read this Platform News in German                                        … More

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Danish shipping company’s decision to sell ship to India highlights misconceptions about “green ship recycling”

16 January 2015 - Clipper, a Danish shipping company, sold a ship for breaking that ended up in an Indian shipbreaking yard in January 2015. The “Clipper Concord” was a 14-year-old general cargo ship that had most recently sailed in African and Caribbean waters. The Platform was alerted about the fate of the ship when [...] More

Hapag-Lloyd joins growing crowd of responsible recyclers

2 September 2014 - Last week we applauded Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd for having adopted a new, progressive ship recycling policy: Germany’s leading shipping company will now only seek “sustainable solutions for green ship recycling” [1]. Here’s what they said: “While previously our second-hand ships were used for a longer time by their new owners after we had sold [...] More
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