The GMCG team was delighted to attend the TRADEWINDS Ship Recycling Forum that took place in Hamburg, Germany, from 7 – 8 March 2018. This forum is key for companies and individuals involved in ship, rig and offshore vessel recycling and delegates discuss and debate regulations, technical developments and risk assessment issues that impact the environmentally sound disposal of vessels.
Leslie Mezzich of Palau International Ship Registry, Kristina Xuan, Managing Director of GMCG China and Christos Michalopoulos, Managing Director of GMCG Greece represented GMCG and the team’s objectives were to meet potential new clients to discuss vessel scrapping, as well as to introduce the services of both the Palau scrap- and ship-registries, including the IRS single voyage survey.
Delegates at the forum heard from speakers on a range of important issues, such as global recycling developments, rules and regulations, and how the latest technological developments could benefit recycling efforts and aid pollution prevention. They also discussed Corporate Social Responsibility and the difficult choices shipowners often face in recycling efforts.
The team met with many industry colleagues and clients at the event and discussed opportunities to collaborate on vessel scrapping, as well as building new strategic business partnerships.
Commented Ms Xuan ‘The environmentally sound disposal of vessels is an extremely important business objective for GMCG and our clients and we welcomed the opportunity to attend this forum and discuss how we can continue to work within the wider global shipping community to ensure that vessels are disposed of correctly’