|Greener Ship Recycling: GL signs MOU with CNSA|
|Friday, 08 June 2012 10:34|
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and the China National Ship Recycling Association (CNSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to promote green ship recycling in China.GL and CNSA will collaborate to develop training programmes, pilot projects, and research practices that will allow the Chinese ship recycling industry to comply with incoming international regulations, in advance of their entry into force dates, and further green ship recycling in China.
The MOU was signed at the Workshop on the “Early Implementation of the Technical Standards of the Hong Kong Convention in China”, held in Beijing this week. In a ceremony, Mr. Xie Dehua (President of CNSA) and two Vice Presidents joined Mr. Evgenios Koumoudhis (GL Vice President & Area Manager of Greater China) and Gerhard Aulbert (Head of GL’s Ship Recycling Practice) in making the agreement between the two partners official. The signing was witnessed by Mr. Nikos Mikelis (Head of Marine Pollution Prevention and Ship Recycling Section for The International Maritime Organization).
Recycling facilities must prepare a Ship Recycling Facility Plan, a set of management systems and procedures which are designed, among other things, to protect workers and the environment, prevent accidents and spills, and monitor and report on recycling activities and adverse incidents.
Today China is one of the three largest ship recycling countries, with a rapidly growing share of the global market. In 2005 China implemented regulations to bring its industry into line with international regulations and promote environmentally responsive technology and practices in ‘greener’ ship recycling.
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