LEYAL, the leading ship recycling facility in Turkey, continues to set the standard by becoming the first non-European ship recycling facility to join the EU List of approved ship recycling facilities under the new European Ship Recycling Regulation 1257/2013. The Regulation will enter into force on 31/12/2018 and requires that all vessels flying a European flag to be recycled at facilities included in the EU List of approved facilities.
This new European Ship Recycling Regulation is currently regarded as the highest wordwide standard for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships and offshore units, which also includes in its scope the proper final disposal of hazardous materials. EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella said: “The EU is committed to reducing the impact of EU shipping industry on the environment, including through better protection of environment and workers in ship recycling.
The inclusion of the first yards located outside the EU is a major milestone and the recognition of very significant efforts and resources dedicated by the concerned yards towards this goal. The updated List will increase the recycling capacity of the European List, and give European ship owners a wider range of recycling options.”
At the same time Dimitri Ayvatoglu, Head Special Projects & External Affairs at LEYAL, stated: “We are once again proud to have achieved another major milestone in our continuous effort to offer the industry sustainable ship recycling options, both in relation to realizing significant asset values as well as with respect to safe and environmentally sound recycling operations.”
LEYAL has established a long and successful track record with a robust performance and depth of experience in green recycling over the past 37 years of continuous operation in Turkey, making it one of the most experienced ship recycling facilities worldwide. LEYAL’s commitment towards safe and sustainable ship recycling is a continuous effort reflected in its day-to-day operating culture.