The Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways, Gujarat Maritime Board, and FICCI will host an international conference in Gandhinagar with the aim of showcasing the status of the ship recycling industry in Alang and exploring synergies between Alang’s ship recycling industry and the vehicle scrapping industry, the officials announced on Sunday.
The conference will be held today focusing on green ship recycling and vehicle scrapping.
“The Union Ministry of Shipping, Ports & Waterways along with the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) as the industry partner, is organising an international conference on “Green Ship Recycling and Vehicle Scrapping” in Gandhinagar on September 12,” read a statement by the Ministry.
The conference will be followed by a visit to Alang ship breaking yard, the hub of ship recycling in India, the next day.
The conference will present the state of the ship recycling market in Gujarat at the present time and the implementation of HKC Convention compliances. The conference will serve as a forum for debate on how the shipping sector in the European Union (EU) might benefit from Gujarat’s ship recycling facilities and investigate joint venture opportunities.
Two sessions have been organised as a part of the day-long conference. The first session on the Ship Recycling Industry in India and Compliances will focus on the Ship Recycling Act, the role of GMB, compliance with HKC and EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSRR), and safe and sustainable recycling.
According to the statement “The second session on Vehicle Scrap Policy will see an overview of the policy, which is aimed at phasing out old and unfit vehicles. It will also showcase Alang’s capabilities as a hub of vehicle scrap,”.
Representatives from the Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, global CEOs, and national and international industry representatives from the shipping sector including shipping lines, ship recyclers, ship owners, etc. are expected to participate in the conference.