Ministry of Shipping to Host International Conference on Green Ship Recycling and Vehicle Disposal in Gujarat

The Union Ministry of Shipping will organize an international conference on Green Ship Recycling and Vehicle Scrapping in Gandhinagar on September 12. The conference is organized by the Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways along with Gujarat Maritime Council and FICCI to showcase the state of ship recycling in Alang and explore synergies between the ship recycling industry in Alang. ‘Alang and the vehicle scrapping industry.

The Union Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways, in collaboration with Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as industry partner, organizes an international conference on “ecological ship recycling and vehicle disposal”. in Gandhinagar on September 12. The lecture will be followed by a visit to Alang shipbreaking yard, India’s ship recycling hub, the following day.

Union Minister for Shipping, Ports and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal will inaugurate the international conference in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel at Mahatma Mandir. The conference will showcase the current status of the ship recycling industry in Gujarat and the adoption of HKC convention compliances. It will facilitate a discussion on how the European Union maritime industry can take advantage of ship recycling facilities in Gujarat and explore partnerships with EU member countries.

Two sessions were organized as part of the one-day conference. The first session on Ship Recycling Industry in India and Compliances will focus on Ship Recycling Act, Role of GMB, Compliance with HKC and EU Ship Recycling Regulations ( EUSRR) and safe and sustainable recycling. The second session on vehicle scrapping policy will present an overview of the policy, which aims to phase out old and unfit vehicles. It will also showcase Alang’s capabilities as a vehicle scrap hub.

Representatives from the Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, global CEOs and national and international representatives from the shipping industry including shipping companies, recyclers ships, shipowners, etc. should attend the conference. . Participants will visit Alang shipbreaking yard on September 13th.

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