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Demolition report dated 29 March 2019

01 April 2019

After a frantic period of activity through most of March, sales have somewhat slowed this week. Surprisingly, India lost several high profile HKC SoC vessels for green recycling last week, to the only RINA approved yard in Bangladesh. However, given that this yard has taken in its quota, India has managed to get back into the buying this week, with a few interesting (market and private) green recycling sales The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

BIMCO's advice on ship recycling

28 October 2020

Shipowners have a role to play, and responsibility to take, in the transitional period before the Hong Kong Convention enters into force. In this context BIMCO recommends to its members to use facilities that live up to requirements of the Hong Kong Convention already before its entry into force.

Demolition report dated 1 February 2019

04 February 2019

The week before Chinese New Year has finally brought some semblance of stability, to a ship recycling market that seemed to be in freefall over the previous month. Indeed, most Cash Buyers have been struggling to offload their existing overpriced inventories at anywhere near sensible / breakeven levels, resulting in something of a panic as a majority of these vessels are now headed to the only bullish market (Bangladesh), in the hopes of salvaging whatever little could be financially scraped out of a deal.  The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 4 January 2019

07 January 2019

After a slightly sluggish festive period (in terms of sentiment and pricing) and as the industry head into the New Year, there was brewing optimism for a return to form in the subcontinent ship recycling markets. The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 28 December 2018

02 January 2019

With the final week of 2018 upon us, we take the opportunity to reflect on another interesting year of progress and change across the international ship recycling markets The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 7 December 2018

07 December 2018

Ship recycling markets remained stretched this week – both with the supply of pricey unsold Cash Buyer tonnage, as well as local offerings that seem to be arrowing downwards. However, there have paradoxically been a number of fresh deals this week, not only at lower overall levels, but also a few spectacularly priced fixtures of specialist vessels, as owners remain determined to shed some of their aging tonnage before the year-end. The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

Demolition report dated 30 November 2018

03 December 2018

It was another troubling week in the Indian subcontinent ship recycling markets as fundamentals tumbled in the various markets, leaving Cash Buyers, who previously purchased units at the peak of the market, unable to offload their inventory and this struggle will only get worse as new lower realities in the subcontinent markets are increasingly evident by the day. The weekly demolition report by GMS, provides an overview of the demolition market, price by scrap yard location and ship type.

The new digital BIMCO Bulletin is out

26 November 2018

The new BIMCO magazine the “Bulletin” is out with articles covering the effect of the US-China trade war, the 2020 sulphur limit and the challenges of ship recycling and ballast water management. “The shipping industry is taking major steps and making huge investments to be ready for (2020) compliance. It is only fair that the nation states party to Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention live up to their end of the agreement,” BIMCO’s Secretary General, Angus Frew, points out in his foreword. Also, read the latest market analysis by Peter Sand and read why now is the wrong time to do business as usual as the trade war rages on.