Marco Polo Marine develops ship recycling business in Indonesia

Southeast Asian offshore player Marco Polo Marine is branching out, developing a ship recycling business in Indonesia.

Subsidiary Marcopolo Shipyard has been given the go ahead by local authorities to deliver what it claims will be a green ship recycling solution. The group has also become the first shipyard in Indonesia to be certified and awarded the ISO 30000:2009 certificate. The ISO 30000 certification is recognised globally and often a prerequisite by shipowners as the shipping industry look to comply with the new European Union Regulation on Ship Recycling and the International Maritime Organization’s Hong Kong Convention.

Sean Lee, CEO of Marco Polo Marine, commented: “Given the growing interest in sustainability by the shipping industry, we are excited to expand our shipyard services to include green ship recycling.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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