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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NGO Shipbreaking Platform welcomes Hapag-Lloyd decision Aug 2014

Platform News – Platform applauds Hapag-Lloyd for new ship recycling policy, calls on ship owners to follow

Brussels, 27 August 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of organisations seeking to prevent dirty and dangerous shipbreaking practices worldwide, applauds Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd for having adopted a new, progressive ship recycling policy: Germany’s leading shipping company will now only seek… More

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Platform News – Platform debates environmental injustice and the role of EU companies at event

Platform holds Annual General Meeting in Brussels Brussels, 15 July 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations dedicated to safe, clean and just ship recycling, organised a debate on “Environmental (in)justice and the… More

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Press Release – Toxic Ship Sent for Sustainable Recycling after Belgium Stopped Illegal Export

NGOs call on the Japanese owners to adopt a sustainable ship recycling policy for entire fleet Brussels, 27 June 2014 – Belgian authorities released yesterday the Japanese owned car-carrier that has been sitting in detention at the port of Antwerp for nearly a… More

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Platform News – NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents Annual Report 2013

Brussels, 20 June 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to promote safe and clean ship recycling worldwide, presents its Annual Report 2013. You are invited to find out more in our… More

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Hapag-Lloyd joins growing crowd of responsible recyclers

2 September 2014 - Last week we applauded Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd for having adopted a new, progressive ship recycling policy: Germany’s leading shipping company will now only seek “sustainable solutions for green ship recycling” [1]. Here’s what they said: “While previously our second-hand ships were used for a longer time by their new owners after we had sold [...] More

Shipbreaking workers die dismantling ships owned by Teekay, NOL and FESCO

9 April 2014 - Several shipbreaking workers have already been reported as killed since the start of this year as a result of accidents in the shipbreaking yards of South Asia. Some of these accidents took place onboard ships beached by well-known shipping companies. On 19 January, two shipbreaking workers’ hands and faces were severely burned [...] More
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