2nd Ship Recycling Lab

2nd Edition of the Ship Recycling Lab to take place in Lisbon on 9-10 October 2024.

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The Toxic Tide – 2023 Shipbreaking Records

2023 shipbreaking records: most shipping companies continue to opt for the highest price at the worst scrapping yards.

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Bangladesh: shipping firms profit from labour abuse

A new report released by Human Rights Watch and the NGO Shipbreaking Platform uncovers the human and environmental costs of shipbreaking in Bangladesh.

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Where ships go to die – Winner of the Public Eye Investigation Award

Decommissioned deep-sea vessels are floating toxic waste. Their disposal is laborious and costly, and regarded as a menace by those who want to protect both the workers… Read More

Maersk’s toxic trade: the North Sea Producer case

In August 2016 the FPSO NORTH SEA PRODUCER was beached in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The ship was allowed to leave the UK based on false claims that it… Read More

The controversial case of the Harrier: holding business to account

It all started with an anonymous letter informing us that the EIDE CARRIER was sold for scrap. Having been laid up for many years on the Norwegian… Read More

Financers pressure shipping industry to clean up its recycling practices

Banks, pension funds and other financial institutions are increasingly asked to take into account social, environmental and governance criteria when selecting asset values or clients. Investing with an… Read More

With Bare Hands: an immersive journey into the problems of shipbreaking

With Bare Hands is the first multimedia and data-driven reporting project that documents the human costs and environmental impacts of shipbreaking in South Asia.    Isacco Chiaf,… Read More

Raising awareness campaign – Lisbon 2023

In Spring 2023, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform organised in Portugal a series of cultural initiatives aimed at raising awareness on the topic of shipbreaking.

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