Turkey ratifies HK recycling convention

Turkey has ratified the IMO Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships. The country is the first major shipbreaker to approve the legislation 10 years on from its launch.

Turkey is the seventh nation to approve the treaty, but it will not be promulgated until 40% of the world’s tonnage approves the green recycling measures – the figure today stands at just above 20%.

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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