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.


Shipbreaking Records 2015-final

Press Release – NGO publishes 2015 list of all ships dismantled worldwide

Ship owners found to be irresponsible: data on shipbreaking practices in 2015 reveal appalling record Read our country-specific press releases: Belgium and France | Brazil and Portugal | Germany | Greece | Italy | Japan |  Spain Read what the North Sea Foundation wrote… More


Platform News – Dead U.S. Ship on Four-Month Tow Ends on Indian Beach

Brussels, 25 January 2016 – The HORIZON TRADER, a 42 year-old American built and operated container ship, was beached earlier this month at the notorious shipbreaking site of Alang, India, despite the last ship owner Matson, Inc. having sold it for recycling in… More


Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #8

21 January 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the eighth 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


Platform News – NGO encourages ship recyclers to now apply for EU List

21 December 2015 – The European Commission has opened the application procedure for the European List of ship recycling facilities last Friday, 18 December. Facilities located outside EU Member States are now invited to submit their applications before 1 July 2016. The European… More

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German ship fund Norddeutsche Vermögen continues to exploit substandard shipbreaking to maximise profits – clear contradiction to company’s values

Brussels, 27 January 2016 - German ship owner Norddeutsche Vermögen Holding GmbH & Co, a company offering shares in ship funds, and its subsidiary Norddeutsche Reederei Schuldt, have seen another three of its vessels arriving at the beaches of South Asia in 2015: the “Northern Glance” (registered under the name “APL Malaysia”, IMO 9196917) hit [...] More

Danish ship owner Clipper Group has adopted a ship recycling policy which refers to requirements under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation

Brussels, 12 January 2016 - Since December 2014, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has been exchanging with the Clipper Group, inviting the company’s management to embrace sustainable solutions for its end-of-life fleet. The company had been in the spotlight of media attention in Denmark for the controversial scrapping operation of the vessel Clipper Concord in India. [...] More
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NGO Shipbreaking Platform annual report 2014 cover
Cover page FOCBriefing April 2015
Global Dumpers List 2014

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