The SRTI invited to speak at 2024 Riviera Responsible "Ship Recycling Forum"

We are excited to announce that the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) will be participating as a panelist in the upcoming Riviera "Responsible Ship Recycling 2024" event in Brussels on May 29th. Christoph Wolff, CEO of Smart Freight Centre, will offer the audience the latest updates on ship recycling from our Program's perspective.

The panel, titled "Navigating Transparency: The Future of Sustainable Ship Recycling," will explore how initiatives like the SRTI are shaping the industry's future. Attendees will gain insights into how transparency and collaborative efforts can elevate industry standards and promote responsible ship recycling practices.

We are proud to highlight the participation of two esteemed SRTI members, Grieg Green and Se Sentinels, who will also contribute their expertise to the discussion. Their involvement underscores the strength and commitment of our community in driving sustainable practices within the industry.

Panel Highlights:

  • Regulatory Landscape Evolution - We'll discuss how assessing ship recyclers' performance based on current regulations can elevate industry standards. Transparency as a tool for fostering accountability and promoting responsible practices through an independent tool will be a key focus.
  • Ship Recycling and Green Steel - Learn about the blueprint for sourcing sustainable steel scrap from ship recycling and how it contributes to greener practices.
  • Supply Chain and Ecosystem Perspective - We'll delve into optimizing resources and waste management through a comprehensive understanding of the ship recycling ecosystem and its connections.
  • The Role of Finance Stakeholders - Explore how finance stakeholders can leverage their influence to push the industry standards higher, drawing on the experience of the Poseidon Principles for decarbonization.

The SRTI started to focus on a more comprehensive work with regional partners and subject matter experts to draft a "Yard Assessment Framework" that will support the definition of the baseline for ship recycling operations. This framework, along with our Disclosure Questionnaire, will provide an overview of recycling practices and fosters a culture of transparency and accountability to continue driving sustainability in the sector.

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📅 Brussels / May 29th

🔗 Event's Info Page Link

Discover how we are working to connect industry front-runners and collaborating together to improve the future of ship recycling. Together, we can navigate the path towards a more sustainable and transparent industry.

Stay tuned for more updates and see you at the event!


Insights from ACI's Ship Recycling Congress (Athens)

Did you know that before the 19th century, wooden boats bid farewell in a rather unconventional manner – set ablaze or "conveniently sunk" at the end of their lifecycle? The journey from repurposing metal to addressing crucial environmental and social challenges has dramatically reshaped the ship recycling landscape.

Fresh off the ACI Ship Recycling Congress in Athens (February 7/8), where industry leaders convened, I'm excited to share some insights into the strides we're making towards a sustainable future.

Unlocking Potential: Ship recycling goes beyond mere vessel dismantling; it's the nexus connecting steel makers to vital ESG metrics, ensuring supply chain transparency in the shipping industry. Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in understanding this industry evolution.

SRTI Center Stage: As the Program Manager of the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative, I'm honored to share our vision. The Initiative took center stage at the congress, alongside SRTI members Hapag-Lloyd AG and Sea Sentinels. This underscores the pivotal role transparency plays in responsible practices, catalyzing positive change.

Navigating Regulations: Notably, the ship recycling regulatory framework remains one of the biggest concerns among industry stakeholders. Addressing these challenges is crucial to fostering a sustainable and compliant future for our industry.

Rising Steel Demand: The ship recycling industry is gaining increased attention due to the growing demand for scrap steel. As industries strive for sustainable practices, the role of ship recycling in meeting this demand is becoming increasingly significant.

Prioritizing Social Welfare: Amid these transformations, it's crucial to underline that the social welfare of ship recycling industry workers remains a paramount priority. Ensuring fair labor practices, providing adequate safety measures, and fostering a positive working environment are cornerstones of the necessary commitment to a responsible and ethical ship recycling industry.

Join the initiative today: Ready to be part of shaping the future of ship recycling? I extend you an invitation to join the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative.

Together, let's carve out a sustainable and transparent path for the industry's future.
Embark on this journey with us!

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Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative - Revamped Website with Enhanced Features

The Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, marking a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to transparency, sustainability, and industry collaboration.

A Fresh Look and User-Friendly Interface

The redesigned website features a modern, intuitive design, providing visitors with a seamless and engaging experience. Our goal is to make information easily accessible and to foster a sense of community within the ship recycling industry.

Exclusive Members' Area

One of the key highlights of the revamped website is the introduction of a dedicated Members' Area. SRTI members now have privileged access to exclusive documents, presentations, pitch decks, and other resources that enhance their engagement with the initiative. This exclusive section serves as a valuable repository of insights and knowledge-sharing among industry leaders.

Reimagined News Section

The news section has undergone a thorough revision to become a central hub for industry updates and SRTI announcements. Serving as a dynamic point of distribution for the latest news, the section aims to keep stakeholders, members, and the broader industry informed about key developments, initiatives, and best practices in ship recycling transparency.

What to Expect

  • Enhanced User Experience: Navigate seamlessly through the renovated website and discover the new sections that are now easier to access.
  • Members' Area: We created an area exclusively for the SRTI where members can access exclusive content, presentations, and resources.
  • Revisited News Section: Stay updated with industry news and SRTI announcements, contributing to a more informed and connected community.

Embracing the Future

As the ship recycling landscape evolves, so does the SRTI. Our refreshed website reflects our commitment to innovation, collaboration, and the continuous pursuit of industry excellence. We invite you to explore the new website and engage with the valuable resources now at your fingertips.

Click here to join today the SRTI.


The SRTI Invited as Panelist at the Tradewinds "Ship Recycling Forum" in Singapore

The Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) continues to spearhead discussions and initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability within the maritime industry with a particular focus on the ship recycling industry. As a recognition of the unique voice in the ecosystem, the SRTI was invited to host and moderate a panel at the "Ship Recycling Forum" organized by Tradewinds held in Singapore from 11 to 12 October 2023.

The Ship Recycling Forum, renowned for gathering industry leaders, stakeholders, and experts, provided a significant platform to deliberate upon crucial aspects of responsible ship recycling practices. The SRTI's invitation to join the panel underscores its pivotal role in advocating for transparency, accountability, and sustainability in the ship recycling sector.

During the forum, the SRTI Program Manager Giulio Venier highlighted the organization's commitment to driving positive change by emphasizing the importance of responsible ship recycling practices tied to the growing Green Steel economy. The role of scrap steel is playing a big role in driving the industry towards its betterment.

The panel discussion facilitated an exchange of ideas, fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the ship recycling landscape. On the stage together with the SRTI, there were three panelists that provide useful insights on the industry and the topic:

Through the SRTI's participation, the forum gained valuable perspectives on creating a more ethical and environmentally conscious approach to ship recycling. Notably, the SRTI was well represented on another panel with the presence of Wolfram Gunthermann (Hapag LLoyd) and Anette Ronnov (Wallenius Wilhemsen). You can watch the entire panel by clicking the video below.

The SRTI remains dedicated to its mission of transforming the ship recycling industry by encouraging transparency and accountability. The organization's active involvement in such influential forums further solidifies its commitment to driving positive change and promoting sustainable practices across the maritime sector.

Reach out to srti@shiprecyclingtransparency.org to get more information or if you are interested to join the Initiative.