The end of the EU vessel owner recycling conundrum?

45 minute webinar commencing 09:00 GMT

Does the updated European List of ship recycling facilities finally offer operators of larger EU-flagged tonnage sufficient slots at compliant yards with the capacity to meet their requirements? Is an expected reversal of China’s ban on recycling foreign ships a pathway to certification under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation? And how will the requirement that all Indian yards attain Hong Kong Convention levels of compliance – or lose their license – impact?

Subjects being discussed

  • Insufficient capacity or a smokescreen for better financial return
  • Whether European yards favour offshore decommissioning, repair, newbuilding and military markets
  • How many Panamaxes can Turkish yards handle
  • How steel price at European yards influences commercial decisions
  • India and China to the rescue?
  • The implications of exporting end-of-life ships to non-OECD countries
  • Flagging. Is it an issue that 20% of the world fleet are under EU flag but EU flagged ships account for only 10% of the total amount of recycled ships?
  • Time for less politics and more pragmatism

Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO's Deputy Secretary General will be a panellist.