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9th Ship Recycling Congress

Date: 14th June 2022 - 15th June 2022 Location: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

ACI is pleased to announce the 9th Ship Recycling Congress. The event will focus on the latest and upcoming EU regulations from 2021 and for 2022, smart technological developments, IHM requirements, the HKC ratification,  and ship recycling competitiveness.

The conference will highlight the challenges to promote a responsible & sustainable future for the green ship recycling industry by developing transparency measures and complying with human & environmental rights.

The two day conference will consist of a number of informative presentations followed by interactive Q&A sessions, presentations giving a deep insight on the views shared from different aspects of the ship recycling process, as well as round tables and panel discussions to further involve the delegates.


14th June 2022
15th June 2022
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Salil Kanwar – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+91 99 21 81 9902
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 20 3141 0609
Eugene Kim – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0622
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark
KP van der Mandelelaan 150
Rotterdam, 3062 Netherlands
+31 10 250 9002
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  • Assessing the Upcoming EU Regulations on Ship Recycling
  • EU’s Role in the Promotion of a Global Sustainable Ship Recycling Industry
  • Updates on the Hong Kong Convention Ratification
  • Ship Recycling: Towards a Sustainable Future
  • The Future of Green Ship Recycling
  • Shipowners’ Perspectives on Ship Recycling
  • Ensuring Commercially Viable Strategies when Complying with the Environmental Regulations
  • Assessing the Practices Ensuring Workers’ Safety & Health
  • Focusing on the Implementation of Smart Technologies in the Recycling Process
  • Improving the European Green Ship Recycling Industry’s Competitiveness
  • Slobodan Kecic, Program Manager – Ship Recycling, Altera Infrastructure
  • Magnus Hammerstad, Head of Recycling, Grieg Green
  • Antonio Barredo, Ship Recycling Expert – IHM Surveyor, DDR Vessels
  • Reinoud Pijpers, Director, International Ship Recycling Association
  • Capt. Prashant Widge, Head of Ship Recycling, Maersk


  • CHAIRMAN: Slobodan Kecic, Program Manager – Ship Recycling, Altera Infrastructure
  • Elin Saltkjel, Head of HSEQ, Training and Compliance, Grieg Green
  • Antonio Barredo, Managing Director, DDR Vessels 
  • Kan Matsuzaki, Director ICT E&E – Shipbuilding & Shipbreaking, IndustriALL Global Union
  • Ehud Bar-Lev, Global Manager, Lloyds Register EMEA 
  • Reinoud Pijpers, Director, ISRA
  • Marc van de Poel, Managing Director, Marc van de Poel
  • Dr. Rafet Emek Kurst, Senior Lecturer, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering – University of Strathclyde
  • Ingvild Jenssen, Executive Director & Founder, NGO Shipbreaking Platform
  • Henning Gramann, CEO, GSR Services GmbH
  • Tom Strang, Senior Vice President – Maritime Affairs, Carnival Maritime
  • Andrew Stephens, Executive Director, Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI)
  • Ishtiaque Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Department of Law – North South University 
  • Martijn van Wijngaarden, Marine and Offshore Consultant, Vineyards Europe BV
  • Rakesh Bhargava, Director, Sea Sentinels
  • Bert van Grieken, Commercial Director, Sea2Cradle

GSR Services GmbH (GSR) is a private owned company (established in January 2011) offering comprehensive expertise-based services for effective implementation of requirements for ship recycling. GSRs´ goal is improving the safety and environmental protection of ship recycling activities and closing the circle from cradle to cradle in the entire maritime industry. GSR Services is one of the most experienced and recognized expert companies for compliance with HKC and EU-SRR in the maritime industry with unmatched achievements.

GSR provides customer-oriented solutions based on its vast technical and legal experience and knowledge. GSR is well connected internationally and a leading member of „International HazMat Association e.V.“.

All services are carried out with focus on legal compliance, health and safety, environmental protection, Corporate Social Responsibility, practicality, efficiency, and economics.

GSR offers full services to its clients which includes:

  • IHM-Preparation for new & existing ships
  • IHM-Maintenance
  • Management of asbestos onboard
  • MD & SDoC preparation for suppliers
  • Preparation for legally compliant ship recycling for owners & facilities
  • Supervision of ship recycling projects
  • Compliance and improvement projects for ship recyclers
  • Trainings & Seminars and much more.


Sea2Cradle is a global expert in green ship recycling. We are on a mission to transform the ship recycling industry into a truly safe and sustainable sector, with due respect for people and our planet. We apply proven health, safety and environmental standards from the offshore sector to all recycling projects striving for zero pollution, zero incidents and zero accidents.

Sea2Cradle acts as intermediary and/or broker on behalf of ship owners and oil and gas companies, ensuring their vessels and rigs are recycled in an efficient, safe and environmentally friendly manner. This starts with good planning and an accurate inventory of hazardous materials, followed by a stringent recycling facility selection process.

Our multinational team consists of highly skilled and experienced professionals in the shipping and offshore industry. During supervision at the recycling and waste treatment facilities, Sea2Cradle superintendents see to it that work is carried out in a safe and environmentally sound way.

Over the past twenty years, we have successfully completed over 180 recycling projects and performed more than 250 inventories of hazardous materials. Our projects vary greatly in size and type, ranging from cargo and cruise vessels and all kinds of tankers to dredging and offshore vessels, FPSO’s and rigs.

We are a trusted advisor for governments for developing regulations and technical guidelines and we participate in various working groups in this field. To promote green ship recycling options for the shipping industry we perform market research and assist recycling facilities in improving their operations.


BRS is one of the world’s leading shipbrokers, with more than 165 years’ continuous presence in the international maritime industry.

The company employs 500 staff, including more than 228 brokers, and is active in all segments of the shipping industry: Dry Bulk, Tanker, Liner, Chemical, Gas, Offshore, Newbuilding, S&P, Recycling and Carbon Offsetting.

BRS maintains a network of 21 offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America.



Sea Sentinels Pte Ltd is a leading maritime consultancy incorporated in Singapore that empowers safe and sustainable recycling of ships and offshore assets. As an expert in solutions, the company provides a broad range of high-quality, reliable and innovative services for the maritime industry.

Our main services are:

  • Expert supervision and documentation to ensure safe and sustainable recycling of ships and offshore units in compliance with regulatory standards. This includes advice for asset owners on yard selection based on benchmarking and auditing of appropriate recycling facilities.
  • Inventories of hazardous materials for seagoing ships and offshore vessels performed by experts in this area.
  • Advisory and implementation services for safe lay-up of ships and offshore units.
  • Independent, detailed audits/inspections of ships (including independent navigation audits) conducted by highly experienced professionals with recognised expertise.
  • Smart solutions for shipping companies seeking to ease operational burdens on ships and onshore personnel.


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Sam Cormack

Tel. +44 (0) 20 3141 0609

E-mail: [email protected]

Supporting Partners

The main objective of IRSA is promoting environmentally sound and safe recycling of ships.
ISRA is an association representing the strongest responsible yards of the globe. Accomplishing the ISRA high level demands for sustainable ship recycling, means that the ISRA-yards have made huge investments. Substandard yards do not invest in safe and sound recycling. Responsible recycling yards have to compete with these substandard yards. To eliminate this unfair competition, a level playing field is required as an essential, necessary component for achieving the main objective of ISRA: promoting sound and safe recycling of ships.


Members and customers of all supporting organizations are entitled to a discount off their conference package, please contact: Salil Kanwar ([email protected])

Recycling International is the leading provider of recycling-related information and an invaluable trade publication for the global recycling industry. The publication reaches highly-qualified decision-makers who have control over many or all aspects of company/ organisation budgets, including owners, managers and other professionals. Since its inception in the 1990’s, it has gained a strong following and is read by an estimated 33 000 recycling professionals active across 6500 companies in more than 120 countries.

Topics featured in the publication

  • Scrap processing technologies;
  • In-depth feature articles on the leading recycling topics of the day;
  • Expert analyses of the ferrous/non-ferrous scrap recovered paper and textiles markets;
  • Updates on vital changes in international legislation;
  • The latest news, product news, and statistics;
  • Reviews of the world’s major recycling conventions, congresses and trade shows;
  • Recycling technology updates and new product developments;
  • Regional recycling industry reports;
  • Recycling company profiles;
  • Equipment supplies profiles;
  • Human interest recycling stories.

Printed circulation; 7000 copies
Frequency: 6 times per year
Subscribe via; [email protected] or call +31 88 2266648

Established in 2006, Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide provides news on shipping and maritime trade, as well as shipbuilding, ports, marine insurance, shipping law, freights and commodities, energy-oil and of course stock markets and the global economy. This makes it a “one-stop-shop” for everybody interested in shipping and all aspects affecting its course. Furthermore, a free daily newsletter with the most important news is delivered to thousands of listed recipients from more than 165 countries worldwide. Readers include shipping companies, ship owners and operators, ship managers, maritime institutions all over the world, charterers, stock brokers and analysts, investors, as well as virtually any stakeholder involved in the shipping industry. On a monthly basis, we receive more than 405,000 readers. In terms of most readers per country, they include China, India, Singapore, Greece, USA, UAE, UK, Scandinavia, Turkey and Germany. Our readers come from virtually every aspect of the maritime community, i.e. ship owners primarily, charterers, banking executives, freight and commodity traders and investors.


The international business magazine JURA MOPE SEA published in English, Chinese, Russian, and Lithuanian languages, is well known in the international market and to the transport, logistics specialists, leaders of transport business and politicians of the Eurasian region since 1999.

The magazine is published 6 times per year with the circulation of 4-8 thousand paper copies. Each issue is distributed in several international transport and logistics events in Europe and Asia, Airports in Lithuania, DFDS Seaways ferries and in other places. All the publications of the magazine can be found on the website www.jura.lt and www.coscc.ebizchina.net Our readers are the leaders and managers of transport business, politicians, diplomats, scientists, students, analysts of maritime and transport business in more than 150 countries worldwide.

JŪRA MOPE  SEA is published by the private company Juru Informacijos Centras (The Center of Marine Information Ltd)



Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria – Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos …


Marine & Maritime Gazette is read across the globe by professionals within the marine, renewables and offshore industries. On a monthly basis the publication focuses on salient news, reviews and features across the whole of the industry. The printed copy of the magazine is circulated to industry professionals and decision makers across the UK and Europe and the digital version hits a unique Worldwide circulation.


PortNews is the leading Russian media resource providing sea and river transport news. «Steering in information waves».


Sailor Today is a monthly international shipping magazine published from Mumbai, India. Sailor Today (since 1991) is committed to journalism of integrity and providing accurate information to the shipping community and to give the Seafarer a voice.

Sailor Today is dedicated to seafarers and directed towards Shipping, Ship Management, Ship building, Ship repairs, Ship Chandelling, Ports, Chartering, Surveying, Maritime Equipment and Maritime Training Institute, Ship-owners and managers, Shipbuilders and repairers and Marine equipment manufacturers.

Sailor Today enjoys a readership of over 55,000 worldwide – with distribution in India, U.S.A, U.K, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.



ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.


World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 270+ independent freight forwarders in 124 countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world’s top importers and exporters. www.worldfreightnetwork.com

Based in London, UK, Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. SFN, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, is an International Group of Exclusive and non-Exclusive Specialist Freight Networks operating under one unifying umbrella. SFN links together 220+ elite independent small and medium sized Freight Forwarders in 120+ countries, whom are united in their quest to find global, trusted, specialist agents. Experts in their respective fields, SFN Members are able to handle the requirements of global importers and exporters, in an efficient and professional manner. www.specialistfreightnetworks.com

Ship2Shore is one of the most successful on-line magazines in the Mediterranean region and the leading news provider in Italy exploring the financial, economical, political and legal aspects of the transports industry.

News are published daily on the website, whereas a weekly pdf magazine, published on Monday and announced by a newsletter, offers a complete overview of the most important topics as well as in-depth analysis, interviews and further stories.

A free trial is available by signing up on www.ship2shore.it/english

Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.


MARINO WORLD is an ideal medium to sustain corporate growth. Strategic and creative – cost efficient to max your marketing program. It is most preferred for maritime Information. It watches for industry trends; digests maritime news and comes up with objective frameworks.


GLOBAL RECYCLING is an English-speaking magazine which is dedicated to business opportunities and international markets in the recycling industry because recycling will become increasingly more important all over the world. Due to that, the publishing house places an enormous value on displaying as well as distributing the magazine at numerous international fairs and congresses.

Besides exhibition visitors, the readers of our magazine are made up of business owners, heads of department and consultants. Moreover, every edition focuses on various topics such as e-waste, sorting, separating and waste management. Nevertheless, the main focus is on editorial issues from the international disposal and recycling industry. Furthermore, the magazine does not disregard other important topics such as recovered paper, plastics and metals.

Link back to website: http://global-recycling.info/

EU-Recycling – The Business Magazine for the European Recycling Market

EU-Recycling is a German-speaking magazine focusing on reports, announcements, reportages, and trend analyses regarding topics from the recycling industry, waste management, and circular economy. The magazine addresses editorial issues from the disposal industry and presents new recycling processes and machinery.

The target group of EU-Recycling consists of active decision-makers in companies, government agencies, and municipalities as well as consultants. EU-Recycling appears 12 times a year and has a print run of 4.500 issues.


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