Press Release – South Asian trade unions assert their rights

In Chittagong, Bangladesh, on the International Labour Day of 1 May, the Platform member organisation YPSA brought together shipbreaking workers for a demonstration to claim their right… Read More
Published in May 04th, 2018

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #15

There were a total of 206 ships broken in the first quarter of 2018. Of these, 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for… Read More
Published in April 27th, 2018

Press Release – Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships

Today, the Rotterdam District Court sentenced, on the basis of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, shipping company Seatrade for the illegal export of vessels sent for scrapping… Read More
Published in March 15th, 2018

Press Release – NGOs respond to legal threats by shipbreaking industry and withdraw from industry conference

On Monday, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, an international coalition of labour, human rights and environmental organisations, withdrew their participation from the TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum that starts… Read More
Published in March 07th, 2018

Press Release – Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017

European ship owners top the list of global dumpers: the EU must do more to reverse this scandal According to new data released today by the NGO… Read More
Published in February 20th, 2018

Press Release – Dutch prosecutors press criminal charges against Seatrade

Managers risk prison sentences and hefty fines for the illegal sale of end-of-life ships   CORRECTION   Brussels, 15 February 2018 – Following discussions with the Dutch… Read More
Published in February 13th, 2018

Press Release – Norwegian Central Bank excludes companies from government Pension Fund Global because of their beaching practices

Evergreen and Precious Shipping loose investments from the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world The Norwegian Central Bank announced today its decision to exclude ship owners… Read More
Published in January 16th, 2018

Press Release – NGOs and trade unions denounce certification issued to PHP yard by classification society RINA

In October, the PHP Family (Peace Happiness and Prosperity) shipbreaking yard received a Statement of Compliance with the Hong Kong Convention [1] by the Italian classification society… Read More
Published in December 07th, 2017

Press Release – Surge in number of accidents in Bangladesh shipbreaking yards

NGOs call on the Bangladesh government and ship owning nations to hold business accountable   UPDATE PHP shipbreaking yard informed the Platform on 26 January 2018 of… Read More
Published in December 06th, 2017

Press Release – One year later and no lessons learned at gadani as Aces is set aflame – again!

Shipbreaking plot no. 54 in Gadani, Pakistan, was sealed off yesterday after a massive fire broke out on-board the ship ACES (IMO 8021830). This is the same… Read More
Published in November 09th, 2017