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India is considering new law for ship-recycling with global standards

India is considering new law for ship-recycling with global standards

India has announced that they may adopt Hong Kong convention for green ship recycling.

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Green shipping is about cleaner practices on the emission control, port management and equipment lifecycles. Ships are now also required to manage their ballast water according to D-1 and D-2 standards which require them to exchange and release at least 95% of ballast water.

The Marine Environment Protection Committee  addressed the issue of marine plastic litter from shipping in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and asked for a significant reduction in marine pollution of all kinds.

Available data showed that in 2018, India handled about 5.000.000 gross tonnage  annually, which is nearly 25% share of the world’s ship recycling industry. 

A govrnment officer stated that “We plan to introduce a new law on ship recycling, in tune with the Hong Kong Convention on ship-recycling.” 

The move will help India double its ship-recycling capacity over the next five years.

Maritime Business World 
 

 

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