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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Platform News – Report explains how Dutch banking groups deal with risks involved with shipbreaking

Brussels, 4 September 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of human rights, labour rights and environmental organisations working to prevent dangerous and dirty ship recycling practices worldwide, has made available a report titled Case study: Dutch banking groups and shipbreaking… More

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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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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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