Ship Recycling Guide, First Edition – Providing support for safe and sustainable ship recycling


The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is pleased to announce that the first edition of the Ship Recycling Guide can now be pre-ordered.

Ship recycling is a crucial aspect of the shipping industry. Not only is it a legal obligation to dispose of a ship responsibly, but it also plays a significant role in the protection of the environment and the safety of workers involved in the process.

This essential new guide has been designed to equip shipowners and crew with the necessary knowledge to ensure a safe and sustainable recycling process when the ship reaches the end of its life.

It covers everything from the development and maintenance of the inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) while the ship is in service, through to preparing the ship for recycling and the sale of the ship.

With practical advice and guidance, this guide will help readers:
· Navigate the complexities of maintaining the IHM throughout the ship’s life;
· Prepare a ship for recycling; and
· Make informed decisions that benefit both operations and the environment.

Ship Recycling Guide, first edition, is priced at £130 and is available in print and e-book. Find out more and order from ICS Publications at