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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Platform News – NGO Shipbreaking Platform works hand in hand with Dutch ship owner Boskalis for sustainable ship recycling in Mexico

Best practice example for clean and safe ship recycling an inspiration for responsible owners Brussels, 15 April 2015 – NGO Shipbreaking Platform board member Merijn Hougee has collaborated with Dutch dredging and marine expert Boskalis over several months to develop a comprehensive ship… More

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Platform News – New Briefing Paper “What a difference a flag makes – Why ship owners’ responsibility to ensure sustainable ship recycling needs to go beyond flag state jurisdiction”

Brussels, 13 April 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today a briefing paper titled “What a difference a flag makes – Why ship owners’ responsibility to ensure sustainable ship recycling needs to go beyond flag state jurisdiction”. The briefing paper raises concerns… More

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Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #5

Brussels, 10 April 2015- The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the fifth 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 – 32 Multinational Companies Say ‘No’ to Dirty and Dangerous Shipbreaking

Brussels, 2 April 2015 – Major companies such as H&M, Tetra Laval, ABB, Philips, Volvo and Volkswagen do not want to be associated with substandard shipbreaking practices in South Asia and have asked their forwarders – the shipping companies they use to transport… More

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32 Multinational Companies Say ‘No’ to Dirty and Dangerous Shipbreaking

Brussels, 2 April 2015 – Major companies such as H&M, Tetra Laval, ABB, Philips, Volvo and Volkswagen do not want to be associated with substandard shipbreaking practices in South Asia and have asked their forwarders – the shipping companies they use to transport their goods – to adopt sustainable ship recycling policies. In January, the [...] More

Behind the price tag

Ship owners and investors need to ask if high prices obtained for the sale of old ships mean health, safety and environmental protection are compromised in breaking yards In February 2015, German state TV channel ARD/NRD broadcast a program on the shipbreaking practices of German ship owners. The TV program focused on the demolition in [...] More
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