Press Release – NGOs denounce dangerous working conditions after major explosion at Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan killing at least 21 workers

A major blast caused by several gas cylinder explosions onboard an oil production and storage tanker, beached at Gadani shipbreaking plot number 56, killed at least 21… Read More
Published in November 02nd, 2016

Platform News – Maersk incited business partner to opt for worst breaking practices for 14 ships

A third report by the investigative journalists of Danwatch, “Maersk and the shadowy deals”, reveals that the Danish container ship giant has incentivised the sale of 14… Read More
Published in October 28th, 2016

Platform News – Maersk involved in illegal toxic waste trafficking

Contaminated North Sea oil production and storage tanker ends up on the beach in Bangladesh The Maersk-owned floating oil production and storage tanker, North Sea Producer, left… Read More
Published in October 27th, 2016

Platform News – Maersk maintains beaching mantra and chooses to ignore facts revealed by Danwatch

After investigative journalists have revealed the severe short-comings of Maersk’s shipbreaking practices in Alang, India, the shipping giant blatantly disregards the findings. In an official statement, Maersk… Read More
Published in October 21st, 2016

Press Release – European industry, trade unions and NGOs jointly support the EESC’s call for a financial incentive to enhance sustainable ship recycling

Today, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an own initiative opinion that calls on the European Commission to introduce an incentive that will “eliminate the… Read More
Published in October 20th, 2016

Platform News – Investigative journalists catch Maersk red-handed in Alang

Conditions at beaching yard strongly criticised Investigative journalists from Danwatch today release their comprehensive report on the reality inside Shree Ram shipbreaking yard in Alang, India, where… Read More
Published in October 13th, 2016

Platform News – The new lobbyist of beaching, Maersk, ignores concerns of environmental and human rights experts

When Maersk decided earlier this year to sell two end-of-life ships to beaching yards in Alang, India, a broad coalition of European environmental and human rights NGOs… Read More
Published in October 06th, 2016

Platform News – NGO Shipbreaking Platform demands European Ship Recycling Licence

In a position paper published today, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform calls on the European Commission, the European Parliament and Member States to support the introduction of a… Read More
Published in October 05th, 2016

Platform News – SAVE THE DATE: “The Circular Economy” on 13 October 2016 in Brussels

The Circular Economy will be high up on the agenda of an event organised by the European Parliament’s S&D Group on Thursday 13 October 2016. The Platform’s… Read More
Published in October 03rd, 2016

Platform News – Legambiente joins Platform’s campaign for sustainable ship recycling

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform welcomes onboard Legambiente, its first-ever Italian member organization. Legambiente is a non-profit association created in 1980 for the safeguard of the environment and… Read More
Published in September 19th, 2016