Marco Polo Marine, based in Singapore, is embarking on the recycling of “green” ships with the approval of the Indonesian authorities.
The company’s Batam Shipyard became the first shipyard in Indonesia to be certified and receive an ISO 30000: 2009 certificate, which is globally recognized by the shipping industry for compliance with the new regulations of the European Union (EU) on ship recycling and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Hong Kong Convention.
“Given the growing interest in the sustainability of the shipping industry, we are excited to expand our shipyard services to include environmentally friendly ship recycling. With ISO certification by ABS QE, shipowners can rest assured that their vessels are being recycled in safe and environmentally friendly facilities, ”said Sean Lee, CEO of Marco Polo Marine.
The maritime industry is under increasing pressure to ensure that end-of-life ships are recycled in a safe and responsible manner. To promote transparency and accelerate a voluntary market-driven approach to responsible ship recycling practices, the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) was also launched in 2018 and has received over 20 signatories, including major shipowners such as MAERSK , NYK and Crowley.
The Marco Polo Shipyard comprises approximately 84 acres of land and 650 meters of waterfront on Batam Island, about 45 minutes south of Singapore (by ferry).
“I would like to congratulate Marco Polo on this achievement. ABS and Marco Polo Marine have been working together since 2009, supporting new construction projects, classifying the existing fleet, certifying vessel management systems for dry docking and in approval in principle (AIP) to validate new ones. technologies. In addition, we have partnered with joint development programs on the design of new sustainable vessels, ”said Pier Carazzai, ABS vice president for the South Pacific region – Business development.
“ISO 30000 certification is an important step in Marco Polo Marine’s journey towards sustainable navigation. We are honored to have supported this process, ”added Dominic Townsend, President, ABS Quality Evaluations.