HÖEGH AUTOLINERS SELLS CAR CARRIER TO GRIEG GREEN FOR “GREEN RECYCLING”
Oslo 5 December 2011. Höegh Autoliners has sold the Pure Car Truck Carrier Höegh Trotter (built 1983) for recycling to Grieg Green which will provide services to ensure safe and environmentally friendly “green recycling” in China.
“We have recycled 11 car carriers since 2009 and we are pleased that Grieg Green will supply services to safeguard safe and environmentally friendly recycling,” says Ingar Skiaker, CEO of Höegh Autoliners. ”Our concern for safety and the environment applies all the way through the vessel’s life.”
The world fleet of car carriers comprises of some 675 vessels and the order-book counts about 50 vessels. Since 2009, there has been 155 car carriers sold for scrapping.
“Grieg Green has been set up to provide shipowners with services for planning, monitoring and reporting green recycling,” says Petter Heier, CEO of Grieg Green AS. “We have successfully recycled several vessels from our own group and we are pleased that Höegh Autoliners have entrusted us to handle this project.”
Grieg Green will resell the vessel to the recycling yard and in addition supply services to ensure the recycling is carried out to the best standards. Höegh Autoliners has adopted a Ship Recycling Policy based on the intentions in the IMO recycling convention proposed in 2009 ensuring that a vessel is recycled in a safe and environmentally friendly way at a ship breaking yard which can document that certain standards will be met.
Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of Ro/Ro vehicle transportation services. The company operates approximately 50 Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) in global trade systems. Customers include global manufacturers of new cars, heavy machinery and rolling stock as well as second hand vehicles.
Grieg Green is part of the Grieg Group which has more than 125 years of experience in the maritime industry. Grieg Green is a direct counterparty and a facilitator for green ship recycling, offering upon other services: negotiation with pre-approved yards, direct buyer of the vessel, IHM preparation and supervision at the recycling facility.