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Friday, January 7, 2022 

Marco Polo Marine's Indonesian subsidiary, P.T. Marcopolo Shipyard, has announced a new venture, into green ship recycling, following the award of permits by the local authorities and ISO 30000:2009 certification by ABS.

This is believed to be the first shipyard in Indonesia to be certified to ISO 30000, a qualification which is recognised globally and becoming demanded by responsible shipowners wishing to comply with the EU Regulations on Ship Recycling and the IMO's Hong Kong Convention.

Sean Lee, Marco Polo Marine CEO, said: “Given the growing interest in sustainability by the shipping industry, we are excited to expand our shipyard services to include green ship recycling. With the ISO certification by ABS QE, ship-owners can be assured that their vessels are recycled in safe and environmentally sound facilities.”

Pier Carazzai ABS VP South Pacific Region, Business Development, said: “I would like to congratulate Marco Polo for this achievement. ABS and Marco Polo Marine have worked together since 2009, supporting new construction projects, classing of existing fleet, certifying Ship Management Systems for drydocking and approval in principle (AiP) to validate new technologies. Additionally, we have partnered on joint development programs on the design of new sustainable vessels.”

“The ISO 30000 certification is a significant milestone on Marco Polo Marine’s journey to sustainable shipping. We are honoured to have supported this process,” said Dominic Townsend, President, ABS Quality Evaluations.

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