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3rd Ship Recycling Summit

Date: 2nd December 2015 - 3rd December 2015 Location: Brussels - Belgium

Profitable Strategies for Shipowners in a Challenging Legal Environment

ACI’s Ship Recycling Summit will equip stakeholders with the “knowhow” of what to do with a vessel at the end of its lifecycle and how to get the best price for scrapping or selling it, whilst being environmentally responsible. It will update attendees on progress with the Hong Kong Convention and inform on the implications of the new EU Ship Recycling Regulations.

Joining the Summit will allow participants to develop essential for the end of the ship’s lifecycle strategies, which are approved within a globally challenging legal environment.


2nd December 2015
3rd December 2015
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Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 20 3141 0609


DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City
Rue Gineste 3
Brussels, 1210 Belgium

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+32 2 2036200
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ACI’s meetings offer the perfect opportunity to discover the latest updates and to discuss your own challenges and solutions with your peers through an interactive and informative 2 day programme.

  • What to Do With the Used Vessels?.
  • Most Important Regulations Currently Applicable to Ship-owners.
  • European Commission’s List of Authorized Ship Recycling Facilities.
  • Common Ship Recycling vs Compliant Ship Recycling.
  • Strategies on How to Convert Old Assets Into New Revenue.
  • How to Capitalize on Toxic Ship Recycling?.
  • Innovative Technological Solutions For Ship Recycling Facilities.
  • How to Wisely Invest In Eco-Ships?.
  • Cash Buyers’ Involvement and Their Role in Ship Deployment Process.
  • Ship Deployment Logistics – Best Advice for Small, Medium & Big Shipping Companies.
  • Financial Institutions’ View on Investing in Ship Recycling Industry.
  • Ship Brokers Perspective on Legal Adjustments.
  • Market News, Short & Long Term Future Trends Predictions.
  • Making the Compliant Recyclers Ship-owners First Choice.
  • What Affects the Scrap Value of Vessels and How to Maximize on the Available Opportunities?.
  • Successfully Ended Ship’s Life Cycle – Case Studies.
  • Emilien Gasc, Directorate – General for Environment A2 – Waste Management & Recycling, European Comission
  • Wolfram Guntermann, Director Environmental Fleet Management, Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • Antonio Barredo, Managing Director, DDR Vessels XXI, S.L.
  • Dave Keyur, CFO, Wirana Shipping Corporation
  • Henning Gramman, CEO, GSR Services GmbH
  • Wolfgang Hintzsche, Marine Director, German Shipowners Association (VDR)
  • Patrizia Heidegger, Executive Director, NGO Platform On Shipbreaking
  • Arjen Uytendaal, Director,  International Ship Recycling Association (ISRA)
  • Nikos Mikelis, CEO, Mikelis Consulting
  • Rakesh Bhargava, Head – Lay – up, Green Recycling & IHM Services, Wilhelmsen Ship Management
  • Roy Watkinson, President, Roy Watkinson Environmental Consulting
  • Petter Heier, Chief Executive Officer, Grieg Green AS
  • Marc van de Poel, Operations Director, Vandepoel Consultants
  • Gudrun Janssens, Senior Policy Advisor, OVAM|Public Waste Agency of Flanders
  • Benoit Loicq, Director – Maritime Safety & Environment, European Community Shipowner’s Association
  • Frank Stuer – Lauridsen, Director, Litehauz
  • Tom Peter Blankestijn, Managing Director, Sea2Cradle
  • Per Winter – Christensen, Deputy Technical Director, Danish Shipowner’s Association

ACI events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from industry.  Our meetings are strictly end-user focussed.  Only a select group of companies are invited to sponsor the event – to ensure the emphasis is on the industry participants, and making sure our delegates have a valuable and positive experience.

Delegates will be drawn from exclusive stakeholders and will include: Shipowner and management companies, CFOs, Fleet Managers/ Directors, Technical Managers / Directors, Operations Managers / Directors, QHSEs Managers /Directors, Superintendents and Surveyors, Environmental Engineers, Ship Deployment Specialists, Ship Recycling Product Managers, Vessel Superintendents, Green Ship Recycling Specialist



WIRANA Shipping Corporation

20 Collyer Quay, , #09-02, Tung Centre, Singapore 049319 Tel +65 6227 0115, Fax +65 6224 5704 Email: [email protected]


Incorporated in 1983 Wirana Shipping Corporation (Wirana) is a Singapore based company and is the leading and oldest cash buyer of ships for recycling. Wirana negotiates the sale of ships to all of the major non subsidized and revenue paying recycling markets of the world viz. India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and China (South and North). Wirana has so far negotiated in excess of 2200 ships with a combined deadweight in excess of 75 mdwt.

It has earned a place twice in the Guinness Book of World Records for two ULCCs that had a combined LDT in excess of 148, 691 and this record remains unmatched and unbroken! In 2011 Wirana has the RECORD of successfully negotiating the largest wet and dry tonnages and Wirana proudly averages the sale of 100-150 ships for recycling every year.

Wirana has been an ardent proponent of green ship recycling. Members of Wirana have been part of the deliberations leading to the recently concluded IMO’s Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. Wirana has invested its considerable resources into “green recycling” and continues to work with various ship owners and yards advising them on the way forward. Consequently Wirana has successfully handled and continues to handle ships for green recycling for a number of blue chip listed companies including various European owners. Wirana, is the one-stop shop for ship recycling where you get – all market options with aggressive pricing backed by impeccable performance and professionalism. Wirana is the Blue Chip cash buyer in today’s world.

At W I R A N A the belief is – Work Is Religion – Aspire N Achieve



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Global Marketing Systems, Inc (GMS) was established in the USA in 1992 and is the world’s FIRST ISO 9001 Certified and largest buyer of ships for recycling with more than 3000 deals successfully concluded.

GMS has invested considerable resources into green recycling and continues to support responsible ship recycling yards around the world. It is also the first and only buyer to develop a Green Ship Recycling Program (GSRP) together with IACS Classification Society to meet the highest standards of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the ship recycling industry. GMS gives sellers access to qualified recycling facilities in India, China and Turkey which are actively implementing responsible ship recycling practices.

GMS has offices in the USA, Germany, Dubai, China, Singapore, and Japan as well as exclusive representatives in all five of the major recycling markets including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Turkey.

A leading shipping journal has ranked the President and CEO of GMS, Dr Anil Sharma, amongst its Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping for the past five consecutive years. The 2008 financial crisis in shipping provided GMS with the opportunity to expand into ship owning and finance related projects. Working closely with brokers, banks, ship owners and private equity firms to structure creative and unorthodox proposals, most of the group’s investments are equity based and have ranged from corporate mergers and acquisitions to forms of vessel financing and traditional ship owning.



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Leela Ship Recycling Pvt. Ltd. Is part of Leela Group, which is one of the most respected and prominent business houses in State of Gujarat with diversified interests in Ship recycling, Ship sales, Travel solutions, Electronic and Print media, Hospitality, Logistics, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Diamond Jewellery under the chairmanship of Mr. Komalkant Sharma. Leela came in to Ship Recycling with the prime focus and commitment to sustainable and responsible Ship Recycling. Leela is an ISO 9001:2008, DIN EN ISO 14001:2009, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Company certified by GL and ISO 30000: 2009 by ICS JAS-ANZ.  Leela endeavor is to follow and implement Safe, Healthy, Environment friendly and Professional Ship Recycling. Leela was the 1st Ship Recycling Yard in India with impermeable cemented cutting zone and in house Asbestos Abetment Unit, Medical Clinic and Analytical Laboratory. Leela yard now with 100% Concrete yard, storm water management system, separate Oily block handling area, fully trained laborers, labor housing and dedicated Management team is ready to become HKC compliant. Leela yard has been visited and appreciated by many ship owners, Delegations and won several awards.  Leela group won Green Leadership Award of the Asia Pacific’s “Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2012” (AREA 2012), followed by another award in 2013 from World CSR Congress in India.

Leela has motivated other recyclers in India and many are now working under guidance of Leela for sustainable / responsible Ship recycling.

Leela Group as an organization not only focuses on business growth but promotes and facilitates a lot of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Contributing to the society in shape of Girl education, medical camps, adopting / maintaining several traffic islands and supporting employment of Women etc . We at Leela believe in doing business with passion and continue delivering notable innovative ways to ace in business.



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Sea2Cradle is built around a multinational team of highly skilled and experienced professionals that can handle ships in all shapes and sizes. Our mission is to set new standards for the ship recycling industry, and to help as many ship owners as possible to hassle-free recycle their ship, rig, platform or FPSO responsibly. With increasing demand from interested ship owners in green recycling, many of whom with highly respected names in the shipping industry, the team handled dozens of projects over the last years, while setting new standards for Health, Safety and Environmental performance.

All the recycling yards we work with combine a safe working environment with high environmental performance. Our aim is Zero pollution, zero accidents and zero incidents.

Aside from raising the bar from an operational perspective, we are actively participating in the legislational process and promoting green ship recycling options for the shipping industry.

The team behind Sea2Cradle has for many years worked towards establishing a level playing field for Green Ship Recycling and have actively participated in IMO’s work leading to the Ship Recycling Convention. Furthermore, we remain involved in future work of the European Commission DG Environment, ILO, IMO, Basel Convention and local governments such as China, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.



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Wilhelmsen Ship Management

17th Floor, 1 Sentral
Jalan Rakyat, Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Malaysia
Tel +603 2084 5600
Website: www.wilhelmsen.com/shipmanagement
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wilhelmsenshipmanagement

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is a part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen Group company. WSM is one of the world’s largest third party ship manager with a portfolio of more than 450 vessels.

WSM provides technical management services for all vessel segments; LNG/LPG, Ro-Ro and PCC/PCTC vessels, FPSO/FSO, Container, Cruise, Bulk, Seismic and Offshore.

WSM manages from seven offices worldwide and have a crewing network of more than 11,000 seafarers recruited from our 21 manning offices in 13 countries.

In the green arena, WSM provides IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Material) / Green Passport services for seaworthy and to be recycled vessels. We have our own in-house experts who are trained and certified by Class. We also provide Green Ship Recycling services for the socially responsible ship owners. WSM has a selection of stringently chosen yards in China and Turkey to carry out recycling work in strict compliance with requirements.

Other key services include dry docking services, lay-up services, re-activation of vessels, crew management, pre-purchase inspection, new building supervision, procurement services and vessel accounting.


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

+44 203 141 0226

[email protected]

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Supporting Partners


ISRA and VDR members are entitled to a special discount on registration – simply quote MSR3ISRA or MSR3VDR to claim. For further information or to register your attendance please contact Mado Lampropoulou on [email protected] or +44 (0) 20 3141 0607



Recycling International is written for the global recycling industries by skilled journalists. It also features contributions from highly-qualified players within the recycling industry itself.
Our specialist journalists travel the globe to bring you all the latest information of vital importance to your own business or recycling related organisation. Published 10 times a year, Recycling International is recognized by industry leaders as the main reference tool for latest information about the world’s recycling industry. Since its launch in the 1990s, 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.



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SSA represents the diverse UK Maritime industry including leading marine equipment manufacturers, technical centres, service providers, research institutes, and of course Shipyards and Commercial boat builders. SSA supports the marine industry with the aim of improving performance and company profile, creating business opportunities, providing access to funding and industry expertise. We organise numerous industry events and networking opportunities as well as holding national pavilions at several key industry exhibitions. The combined strength of our membership makes SSA a significant and influential marine network.



Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is the international representative body for maritime professionals and others with an interest in nautical matters. We provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Our work is available to the whole industry to help improve the safety and efficiency of shipping. Our monthly journal Seaways, books, web services and projects help to provide real solutions to problems facing the industry and provide mariners’ input to decision makers internationally and nationally. Our aim is to provide the strongest possible professional focus, dedicated to improving standards of those in control of seagoing craft, while maintaining the Institute as an international centre of nautical excellence.



InterManager is the international trade association for the shipmanagement industry. Its membership comprises in-house and third party ship managers, crew managers and associate members from throughout the shipping industry. Collectively InterManager members are responsible for some 3,700 ships and more than 125,000 seafarers.
InterManager is the only organisation exclusively dedicated to representing the shipmanagement industry. It is a recognised and well respected organisation which represents its members at international level, lobbying on their behalf to ensure their views and needs are taken into account within the world-wide maritime industry. In addition, InterManager is committed to improving transparency and governance in the shipping world and ensuring high standards are maintained throughout the shipmanagement sector by requesting its members to commit to its Code of Ethics and by developing a set of measurable and meaningful Key Performance Indicators.

InterManager is the voice of shipmanagement. http://www.intermanager.org/

Marine Insight

Marine Insight is one of the leading independent maritime news website that covers a wide range of marine topics. Using the latest internet tools, Marine Insight has built an engaging online community of active maritime professionals, seeking and sharing knowledge. With more than 300,000 unique visitors per month and growing, Marine Insight is the fastest growing online maritime digital magazine in Asia.



Maritime Market

MARITIME MARKET is a full color magazine, with information and analysis as well as covering all aspects of the maritime industry in Russia. It is targeted at shipping company executives, managers, shipbuilding and research specialists, including visitors of marine exhibitions and also a wide range of audiences interested in marine issues.

Distribution area: Russia and worldwide.
Circulation: 3,000 copies, about 80 pages.
Languages: Russian and English (30%).



Marine World

The Marine World is a magazine for complete marine industry. A Leading B2B Publication catering to Maritime Industry in India. A fortnightly, “The Marine World” was registered with RNI in 2001 and has been growing in its readership base and subscribers in The Shipping Fraternity. Primarily devoted to the cause and development of shipping/maritime activity in India, the journal provides all related news and views to the global community in general.




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.


Maritime Connector

Maritime Connector is a premium employment and marketing platform for maritime industry.
Maritime companies face a growing challenge to find professionals with specific skills and know-how.
Maritime professionals face a growing problem: how to quickly find the best sea related jobs and to advance their careers.
Solution is Maritime Connector, It connects maritime professionals seeking to advance their careers with maritime companies that need quality personnel.
Visit us today and find out why we are No1. in the world today: www.maritime-connector.com

Global Maritime Hub

Global Maritime Hub is the gateway to information on the Global Shipping industry. We are an online resource where you will find the providers of shipping information, consulting services, shipping jobs, market reports, market data and analysis – all conveniently gathered for you into one ‘hub’.




Balkans.com Business News is a prominent and recognized voice for business globally. As a Balkans business resource, we provide up-to-date daily news and weekly reviews, market research, financial reports, company news linking and database of companies who do business in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. In addition, our notable industry news section provides detailed information on business happenings for over 30 specific industries. Our readers are high-level executives, business leaders, educational institutions, investors, business owners and government institutions throughout the world.

The business-only website in English, Serbian and Greek keeps our readers up-to-date with its comprehensive coverage of the region, in-depth analysis of industries and business opportunities, interviews with business leaders, special reports and a searchable database.



SeaNews is a maritime web portal and monthly bilingual maritime magazine combination. Magazine is published both in English and Turkish. Web portal is at http://www.seanews.com.tr
The magazine is delivered monthly to Turkish Maritime for a, including maritime authorities and the government offices, private sector, Chamber of Shipping etc and distinguished maritime CEO and senior officers and to subscribers. Magazine left two years and 24 issues behind. It has also been delivered at major IMO meetings, at some of local or international maritime fairs meetings etc. The web portal is receiving some 10.000 unique visitors and one of the popular maritime web sites on search engines. Apart than daily maritime news, there are a number of distinguished authors writing exclusively for SeaNews.




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