Ship Recycling Congress

February 1-2, 2023- Amsterdam, 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.

We are 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.

Key Topics

  • 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.

Who Will Attend?

  • 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

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.
  • Ehud Bar-Lev, Global Manager, Ship Inspection & Assessment, Lloyd’s Register.
  • 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, Head of Environmental & Technical Affairs, Royal Belgian Shipowners Association.
  • Knut Ola Skotvedt, Senior Vice President, Ocean Industries, DNB Bank ASA.
  • Bert van Grieken, Commercial Director, Sea2Cradle
  • Dr Ishtiaque Ahmed,  Associate Professor, Department of Law, North South University.
  • Konstantinos Galanis, Director/Chairman, Dido Shipping/ISRA.
  • Jannicke Eid-Fredriksen, Principle Consultant, DNV
  • Elin Beate Saltkjel, Head of HSEQ, Training and Compliance, Grieg Green.

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Event details
Organizer :ACI
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-23859