12 July 2011

Newly launched Sea2Cradle offers experienced Green Ship Recycling services

The launch of Sea2Cradle sees the introduction of a new company providing the maritime industry with broad experience and vast expertise in the field of safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships and floating structures.

Sea2Cradle is an initiative of directors Tom Peter Blankestijn and Wouter Rozenveld supported by International management consultancy group Oxalis which offers its services to shipping and maritime related companies. Both Blankestijn and Rozenveld have over 11 years of experience in Green Ship Recycling working with Maersk Ship Management Recycling. Sea2Cradle continues with the full agreement and cooperation of A.P.Moller-Maersk, whose strategic decision to discontinue recycling activities for 3rd parties was recently taken.

Tom Peter Blankestijn, the Managing Director of the company, states “This is a great day for us as an independent company ready to continue to serve the customers we have worked for during the past many years at the highest standards in the industry. The services of Sea2Cradle will provide ship owners a 1 stop shop for their recycling requirements. In addition we will provide proof of proper recycling on the basis of documents and certificates

In recent times the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set the rules on how the Maritime sector needs to deal with end of life ships, through the Hong Kong Convention on the safe and sound recycling of Ships. This convention will result in many changes in the industry. Sea2Cradle will offer a full range of services to ship owners, brokers and yards who are taking their responsibility for an early voluntarily implementation of the obligations of the Convention.

Sea2Cradle employs a staff of 8 based in Rotterdam and China representing experience and expertise of recycling over 60 vessels in the last decade. These vessels were recycled according to the requirements of the IMO convention on the safe and sound recycling of ships. “This professional experience guarantees a flying start for the company” states Rutger van Slobbe on behalf of share holding company Oxalis.

Sea2Cradle will sign strategic partnership agreements with Ship recycling Facilities, Ship Owners, Brokers, Class societies and other stakeholders in a commitment to improve the quality of recycling of ships with the aim of zero accidents and zero pollution.

For more information, please contact:

Managing Director:
Tom Peter Blankestijn
Email: Blankestijn@sea2cradle.com     
Phone: +31 6 53677232

Director Operations:
Wouter Rozenveld
Phone: +31 6 51258386

Scheepmakershaven 59, 3011 VD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0) 6 5367 7232 Website: www.sea2cra

Rotterdam, 24th June, 2011

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