Brussels, 20 June 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to promote safe and clean ship recycling worldwide, presents its Annual Report 2013.
You are invited to find out more in our report including:
– a summary of the Platform’s findings about global shipbreaking trends in 2013, statistics on the total number of ships dismantled in 2013, when 71% of the global tonnage were dismantled in South Asia, and 64% of the end-of-life ships broken in South Asia were owned by shipping companies based in the EU;
– our activities and campaigns in 2013: the Platform’s Annual General Meeting in Pakistan and a field visit to the shipbreaking yards, our exposure visit to ship recycling facilities in China together with South Asian members of the Platform; and
– a presentation of our new member organisation, CRoLI based in Islamabad, Pakistan, and of our three new board members, former MEP Robert Evans, Environmental Sciences Professor Irfan Khan, and Greenpeace India campaigner Ramapati Kumar.