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Leading the way in sustainable ship recycling
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Leading the way in sustainable ship recycling
MV Changsha at R L Kalthia ship recycling facility.


The China Navigation Company ("CNCo") is the lead company in the Sustainable Shipping Initiative's Sustainable Ship Recycling Working Group. Recently, CNCo oversaw the recycling of two of its vessels, MV Changsha and MV Chengtu, at R L Kalthia ship recycling facility in Alang, India – an early adopter of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships ("HKC"). The HKC Statement of Compliance was a minimum requirement for CNCo to allow any recycling yard to tender for the work. In addition, CNCo engaged an independent auditor and set up an onsite compliance monitoring team to ensure that HS&E best practices were maintained throughout the process – even though, with the exchange of the bill of sale, CNCo, was no longer responsible, or legally liable for the disposal of the ships. The successful sustainable recycling of these vessels – translating into 63,500 man-hours without a single Lost Time Injury or environmental pollution event – signifies a paradigm shift in any sector, post-sale of an asset.
Leading the way in sustainable ship recycling
Leading the way in sustainable ship recycling
Swire News - September 2017
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