“The TradeWinds Recycling Forum is a premier event covering the industry with the active participation of all its significant players. Here, the debates and dialogues result in an impetus for progress in the industry. We are delighted to be supporting this important event and welcome the shipping community to the
City !” -Rakesh Khetan (Billu),
CEO, WIRANA Singapore
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More and more shipowners consider scrapping to be a ‘headline risk’, but still for many it’s a risk worth taking. Recycling facilities in the Indian sub continent require capital and expertise to bring them to Hong Kong Convention standards, but who will pay? Can there ever be an acceptable price worth paying for dangerous working conditions? Large scale investments in ship recycling facilities in
are planned, but are changes
in global legislation needed first for such projects ever to pay? China
The ship recycling market never stands still. To quote TradeWinds, ‘A lack of credit, falling prices, a disconnect between expectations and reality coupled with wider economic woes have lead to a “tumultuous” Autumn for the ship recycling industry.’ And now, following COP10 in
international opinion appears to remain split over the controversial issue of
whether the HKC provides an equivalent level of control as the Basel Convention
in preventing the dumping of waste in developing countries. So can the industry
now expect further legislative changes in the pipeline for shipowners and
Whatever your priority - obtaining the best price for a ship or promoting green recycling - or both – this Forum offers the right contacts and practical guidance for you to successfully navigate the commercial, regulatory and public relations minefield.
Make sure you are up to date with the very latest changes – markets, technology and legislation when the industry meets in
12 March: Technical
12.45 – 14.45 ISRA General Meeting (open to delegates))
15.00 TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum registration & welcome coffee
Side effects of raised awareness on HazMats: how can ship owners deal with the risks?
• Asbestos surveys on Chinese newbuildings.
• Getting the ship you contracted
• Avoiding operational risks (e.g.
Australia and ) Netherlands
• Avoidance of liability
• Cleaning up the supply chain
• Assuring compliance
• Creating a chain of liability and already available tools
• Selecting the most appropriate certifiers, for ship owners and recyclers
Web-based software for managing your fleet IHM
18.00 – 19.30 Welcome reception kindly hosted by ClassNK
13 March: Commercial & political
8.30 Welcome coffee & croissants
8.50 Welcome remarks
9.00 SESSION 1: Ship owner’s priorities, challenges and obligations when scrapping.
Forum keynote address: The shipowners’ role in recycling
What are the ingredients of a successful transaction?
What do shipowners want from cash buyers?
The do’s and don’ts of scrapping from a shipowner’s perspective.
Where does the balance of burden lie?
Q&A (15 minutes)
10.15 Coffee break
10.30 SESSION 2: Finding a workable way forward – getting to grips with global ship recycling legislation.
Session keynote & panel discussion on keynote
What does the future hold - outlook for the Hong Kong Convention after COP10? Are new regulations creating commercial opportunities? Where does it leave ship owners looking to stay on the right side of the law and environmental pressure groups?
13.00 Delegate luncheon
14.00 SESSION 3: Who’s paying? Panel discussion with Nisha Pillai, International journalist and broadcaster
All agree on the need for higher standards, but who is willing to pay?
Is it unrealistic to expect the change to happen over-night and does scrapping enjoying the image it deserves?
Nisha Pillai brings 25 years of experience as a BBC journalist and news anchor to her role as moderator. Until recently, Nisha was one of the main news anchors for BBC World News, presenting rolling news programmes to global audiences. She also has many years of investigative reporting for the BBC’s Panorama and Money Programme under her belt.
15.30 Afternoon tea break
15.45 SESSION 4: Supply and Demand – where are prices going?
What market dynamics are in play? What’s happening in the steel demand sector –
Bangladesh and . What are
the drivers and market dynamics for scrap steel demand? Are bans on single
hulls, low freight rates and tonnage oversupply pushing more ships towards the
beaches? What are market measurement challenges of unreported sales. China
2 X 10 minutes market snapshots followed by discussion
Factors affecting steel demand and the correlation with scrap prices.
Supply – factors contributing to the rise in scrapping candidates and volume – what can be expected in the next 12-18 months?
17.00 Forum concludes
17.00 – 18.00 Cocktail reception kindly hosted by Sea2Cradle & Lloyd’s Register
18.15 Transport to venue for TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum dinner kindly hosted by Wirana
- Programme may be subject to change.
Date: 12 - 13 March
Source: NHST Eventshttp://www.nhstevents.com/events/ship-recycling-forum-2012/