Ship breaking, also known as ship recycling, disposal, or demolition, involves deconstructing vessels into saleable or conventionally disposable components. Most ship breaking now is done in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and China, with a small amount in Turkey. Most of these operations are technically unsophisticated, generally involving beaching the vessel under power, removing motors, electronics, and such, then cutting up the vessel's steel for scrap. Ship breaking is the source of millions of tons of steel each year. Concerns have been raised about environmental and worker safety in ship breaking yards.
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Able UK Limited
Billingham. Offer demolition, dismantling and development services including ship breaking, offshore decommissioning and marketing of reusable equipment.
Alang Ship Breaking Yard
Global Security article describes the yard's development, capacity, and current production, with a brief discussion of industry issues.
Daily reports on activity at the yard, including ships in process, prices, and availability of equipment.
GMS (Global Marketing Systems)
Cash buyer of ships for recycling in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and China. They describe their business, the advantages and disadvantages of each shipbreaking yard, and information necessary for a quote.
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