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Ship recycling; time for change; BIMCO film

Ship recycling; time for change; BIMCO film
Ship recycling; time for change; BIMCO film

According to the information provided, the film “Ship Recycling: Time for Change” is partly filmed at ship recycling yards in Alang, India, which is one of the largest ship recycling nations in the world along with Bangladesh. The film’s objective is to raise awareness among global regulators, ship owners, and the public about the potential of the ship recycling industry to contribute to a sustainable global circular economy, as long as it is done safely.

During a visit to Chattogram and Dhaka in Bangladesh in early May, BIMCO (Baltic and International Maritime Council) and other industry organizations engaged in discussions regarding the benefits of ratifying the Hong Kong Convention. Bangladesh confirmed its commitment to ratify the convention within the same year, thereby enabling the convention to enter into force.

The Hong Kong Convention was developed over a period of three and a half years in collaboration with the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the parties to the Basel Convention. It was adopted by 63 countries in 2009 and focuses on addressing safety, proper working conditions, environmental issues, and the handling of hazardous materials in ship recycling. However, until now, the convention has not been ratified by enough nations to come into effect.

Apart from Bangladesh, 20 Contracting States have ratified the Hong Kong Convention, representing 30.16% of the gross tonnage of the world’s merchant shipping. These countries are Belgium, Congo, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Spain, and Turkey.

Here is film by BIMCO:

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