Sustainable Shipping – ISRA pushing members to meet EU ship recycling practices

5 March 2013 - ISRA members will aim to meet EU ship recycling requirements

The International Ship Recycling Association (ISRA) met in Dubai for its seventh general meeting to discuss the importance of meeting European Union (EU)ship recycling requirements.

According to a press release, the new EU regulation aims to mandatory enforce EU flagged ships to only use environmentally sound recycling ship yards.

ISRA said it will prepare its members to be listed as approved ship yards.

“Our customers more and more require certified ship yards,” said Adem Simsek, Turkish recycler and Chairman of ISRA. “Therefore we will push our members to update their facilities in line with European requirements.
“Not only infrastructure but also management systems will be high on the agenda.”

The International Ship Recycling Association is a platform for recyclers who have developed a quality standard based on requirements needed to protect environment and secure works safety during the recycling-process.

It currently has 10 members including Jiangmen Yinhu Shipbreaking in China,Leyal Ship Recycling in Turkey, and Scheepssloperij Nederland BV in the Netherlands.