TMS Awards 2016 winnersThe Maritime Standards Awards 2018Coaltrans USABühler GmbHMultimodal 2018Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • MULTIMODAL 2019
  • Cimbria Bulk Equipment A/S
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Stemm
  • The Maritime Standards Awards 2018
  • Port of Stockton

First non-EU recycling yards join approved list

First non-EU recycling yards join approved list

(Posted on 19/12/18)

The European Commission published the fourth version of the ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’ last week, adding six new yards, taking the total up to 26. It includes 23 facilities located in European Union (EU) member states, and for the first time ever, three located in non-EU member states – LEYAL and LEYAL-DEMTAS in Turkey and a facility in the USA.

From 31 December 2018, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation will require all ships flying the flag of an EU Member State to use an approved ship recycling facility included in the European List. The addition of the LEYAL Group facilities to the EU List will help meet the capacity requirements for the recycling of larger EU flagged ships.

LEYAL is the leading ship recycling company in Turkey and has a long and successful track record of robust performance and a wealth of experience in green recycling spanning 37 years, making it one of the most experienced ship recycling facilities worldwide.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) previously certified LEYAL’s facilities in compliance with the IMO Hong Kong Convention in 2016. The assessment/verification was conducted through rigorous reviews of ship recycling facility plans and supporting documentation, and a series of demanding site inspections, ensuring that management systems and operations were in full accordance with the Convention.

On the occasion of the publication of the new ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’ EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, said: “The EU is committed to reducing the impact of EU shipping industry on the environment, including through better protection of environment and workers in ship recycling. The inclusion of the first yards located outside the EU is a major milestone and the recognition of very significant efforts and resources dedicated by the concerned yards towards this goal. The updated List will increase the recycling capacity of the European List, and give European ship owners a wider range of recycling options.”

Dimitri Ayvatoglu, Head Special Projects & External Affairs at LEYAL, commented: “We are once again proud to have achieved another major milestone in our continuous effort to offer the industry sustainable ship recycling options, both in relation to realising significant asset values as well as with respect to safe and environmentally sound recycling operations. Being the first non-European ship recycling facility worldwide to be added the EU List and the first and only from Turkey is a showcase of our high quality environment, health and safety standards and a testament to our strong commitment to remain at the forefront of developments.”

LR’s Ehud Bar-Lev, Global Manager, Ship Inspection & Assessment, said: “LEYAL’s commitment towards safe and sustainable ship recycling is a continuous effort reflected in its day-to-day operating culture. Lloyd’s Register is proud to play a major role in changing this industry towards a better future for the environment, employees and the shipping industry.”

Latest News

Maersk sells Hamburg Süd’s bulk arm to CNCo

(Posted on 22/01/19)

Hamburg Süd and The China Navigation Company (CNCo), a subsidiary of the Swire Group, have announced... Read more


Algoma’s fleet renewal

(Posted on 22/01/19)

Algoma Central Corporation, a leading provider of marine transportation services, has announced that... Read more


The Swedish Club shares knowledge

(Posted on 22/01/19)

The Swedish Club has launched its new edition of Claims at a Glance, a whistle-stop tour of cases and... Read more


IRClass inland transport MoU

(Posted on 22/01/19)

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) and the Government of Assam, a key state in India’s... Read more


ABS opens new global HQ

(Posted on 14/01/19)

ABS has held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony, formally opening its new global headquarters. Anchoring... Read more


Selektope doubles up

(Posted on 14/01/19)

The largest single volume order received for the barnacle-repelling antifouling ingredient Selektope... Read more


Wärtsilä appoints Buessow to lead Transas

(Posted on 14/01/19)

The technology group Wärtsilä has announces the appointment of Torsten Buessow as Director... Read more


Naval Dome introduces new dashboard

(Posted on 14/01/19)

Maritime security specialist Naval Dome has come up with an innovative approach to managing the cyber... Read more


IRClass makes Middle East inroads

(Posted on 07/01/19)

Leading classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has made significant inroads into... Read more


ClassNK amendments to class rules

(Posted on 07/01/19)

Leading classification society ClassNK has announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance... Read more


Cimbria Bulk Equipment A/SThe Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport CouncilOvetStemmCoaltrans IndiaTBA - Software Solutions & Services for ports, terminals & warehouses
  • Coaltrans USA
  • Multimodal 2018
  • Ovet
  • TOC Events

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping