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10th Ship Recycling Congress

Date: 1st February 2023 - 2nd February 2023 Location: Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Ship breaking or ship demolition is a type of ship disposal involving the breaking up of ships for either a source of parts, which can be sold for re-use, or for the extraction of raw materials, chiefly scrap. Ship breaking allows the materials from the ship, especially steel, to be recycled and made into new products. This lowers the demand for mined iron ore and reduces energy use in the steelmaking process. Equipment on board the vessel can also be reused. While ship breaking is sustainable, there are concerns about the use of poorer countries without stringent environmental legislation. It is also considered one of the world’s most dangerous industries and very labour-intensive.

ACI is pleased to announce the 10th Ship Recycling Congress. The event will focus on the latest and upcoming EU regulations from 2022 and 2023, Transparency and Collaboration in Ship Recycling, IHM requirements, Evolving Sustainability and the Future of Ship Recycling

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.


1st February 2023
2nd February 2023
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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
Salil Kanwar – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+91 99 21 81 9902
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam
Hendrikje Stoffelsstraat 1, 1058 GC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Amsterdam 1058 Netherlands

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+31 20 810 0800
  • Ship Recycling Market Overview.
  • Assessing New and Upcoming EU Ship Recycling Regulations.
  • The Importance of Transparency in Ship Recycling.
  • Best Practise in Auditing and Certification of Ship Recycling Facilities.
  • Addressing the Increasing Requirements of Larger Ships to be Decommissioned and Recycled in the Coming Years.
  • Assessing the Benefits of Specialised Ship Recycled.
  • Evolving Sustainability in Ship Recycling.
  • The Future of Ship Recycling and Sustainability in Asia.
  • Shipowners’ Perspective on Ship Recycling.
  • Highlighting Best Practises to Workers’ Health and Safety.
  • Ensuring IHM Compliance and Preparation.


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 20-30 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Dan Graycon

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0618

Email: [email protected]

Conference Chairman

Slobodan (Bobi) Kecic, Program Manager, Recycling, Altera Infrastructure.


  • Christelle Rousseau, Policy Officer, European Commission.
  • Marc van de Poel,  Managing Director, van de Poel.
  • Dimitris Ayvatoglu, Head of Business Development and External Affairs, Leyal Group
  • Walton Pantland, Director, Organizing and Campaigns, Shipbuilding and Shipbreaking, IndustriALL Global Union. 
  • Reinoud Pijpers, Director, ISRA. 
  • Henning Gramann, CEO, GSR Services GmbH. 
  • Jun Sun, Technical Officer, IMO
  • Gudrun Janssens, Manager Intergovernmental Relations EU, BIMCO. 
  • William MacLachlan, Partner, HFW. 
  • Knut Ola Skotvedt, Senior Vice President, Ocean Industries, DNB Bank ASA. 
  • Bert van Grieken, Commercial Director, Sea2Cradle. 
  • Ingvild Janssen, Executive Director & Founder, NGO Shipbreaking Platform. 
  • Benedetta Mantoan, Policy Officer, NGO Shipbreaking Platform. 
  • Dewi Wesselman, Group Sustainability Coordinator, Damen Shipyards Group. 
  • Johannes Thrane, Director Sustainability, Communication & Tendering, AF Offshore Decom. 
  • Rakesh Bhargova, Director, Sea Sentinels. 
  • Dr Ishtiaque Ahmed,  Associate Professor, Department of Law, North South University. 
  • Konstantinos Galanis, Director/Chairman, Dido Shipping/ISRA.
  • Jannicke Eid-Fredriksen, Principle Consultant, DNV
  • Andreas Justad, Project Manager, Recycling, Grieg Green.
  • John Jacobsen, CEO, Nordic Circles. 
  • Fredrik Barth, Chairman, Nordic Circles. 
  • Ship Recycling Companies
  • Ship Brokers
  • Cash Buyers
  • Ship Owners and Management Companies
  • Government Authorities and Lawmakers
  • Lawyers and Legal Authorities
  • Finance and Bank Representatives
  • Financial Stakeholders
  • International Maritime Associations
  • Technology and Software Providers
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Universities
  • Policy, Regulation & Environmental Associations

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.

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.



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».



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.


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

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.


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.

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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Sea2Cradle is a global expert in green maritime recycling. We are on a mission to transform the maritime 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 to strive 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 recycling options for the maritime industry we perform market research and assist recycling facilities in improving their operations.



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.

Website: https://www.sea-sentinels.com


LEYAL Group is the leading ship recycling Group in Turkey currently operating three separate sites, all located at Aliaga/Turkey.  LEYAL is proud of its long and successful track record spanning over 40 years of continuous operations and having traded in excess of 1000 vessels since the early 1980s.

LEYAL was the first non-European ship recycling facility worldwide  to be included in the EU List of approved ship recycling facilities under the new European Ship Recycling Regulation 1257/2013.

LEYAL has extensive experience with the recycling of all types of vessels, ranging from FPSOs to Aircraft Carriers and from bulkers to tanker and containerships, with the largest vessel recycled being a 48,000mt lightweight FPSO converted VLCC.

LEYAL is an OECD based facility, therefore operating also within the framework of the Basel Ban Amendment to the Basel Convention and the European Waste Shipment Regulation 1013/2006.

LEYAL ship recycling facilities are certified to a mature integrated QHSE management system specifically certified for ship recycling according to ISO30000, ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO 45001.

LEYAL facilities were also the first ship recycling facilities certified by Lloyds Register to the IMO Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (2009), as well as unique to have been successfully vetted and contracted by Oil Majors such as Shell, Chevron and ENI.

LEYAL’s extensive experience and highly skilled and dedicated management team offer the necessary tools to high profile clients for navigating through the maze of national, regional and international regulations on ship recycling and waste management.



Since the establishment of the Alang Ship Recycling Yard in 1983, Bansal Group (Bansal Ship Breakers Private Limited, Plot No. 25, Alang & Bansal Ship Recyclers LLP, Plot No. 39, Alang) has been a leading force in recycling ships and has gained attention all over the nation for its foray into this business with the environment in mind. An important aspect of the Bansal Group’s work ethic is not only to recycle ships with an environmentally safe and responsible approach, but also cater to other philanthropic activities which extend beyond the business.

The Bansal Group has also recycled prominent ships like Wugang Atlantic, Kawasaki, Ore Sossego, Seakay, MG Shipping, MSC Corinna, King Pioneer & Atlantic Blue.

It is the company’s belief that by persistent efforts towards the shipping business, and consistent CSR activities that vouch to aid the growth of everyone around, the company will be able to soar high leaving all the prevalent macro-economic conditions, making the nation and the organization an evolved model of growth and change.




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 20 3141 0609

Email: [email protected]



At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.




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