Ship Recycling

Rules for ship recycling in the EU and globally.

When a ship is no longer in service, most of its materials can be recycled. Approximately 750 commercial ships are scrapped each year.

This process takes place predominantly in Asia, where focus on environmental and occupational health and safety is often not as high on the agenda as in Europe.

Recycling ships without consideration for the environment and working conditions is unacceptable. Danish Shipping supports clear and ambitious rules for recycling ships.

Danish Shipping supports the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention as recycling of ships should be subject to international regulation.

You can read more about the challenges associated with ship recycling below.