Priya Blue Joins the Sustainable Shipping Initiative

Priya Blue Industries Pvt Ltd Joins the Sustainable Shipping Initiative

Priya Blue Industries Pvt Ltd becomes a member of high-profile leadership group working to create a more sustainable maritime industry

London, UK – 21 May 2018 – Certified Ship Recycler Priya Blue Industries has become a member of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry. Priya Blue joins other SSI members who are working together to help create a more environmentally sustainable maritime industry by 2040. Priya Blue is a pioneer in sustainable ship recycling in India. Its holistic approach to sustainable ship recycling includes continuously improving health and safety for workers, and reducing pollution and improving the handling of hazardous materials.

Workers receive periodic health checks and accommodation is provided for many of the workers at Priya Blue, including some family rooms. In the recycling facility, Priya Blue has invested in impermeable flooring for cutting surfaces, and in cranes with an SWL of 300 tonnes for lifting large sections onto the impermeable surface directly from the ship. Further large investments are being made to increase the impermeable floor in the third cutting zone, and to improve drainage. Priya Blue's ship recycling practices are Class NK certified, compliant with the Hong Kong Convention, and measures are being taken to make it an EU compliant
ship recycling yard.

Tom Holmer, General Manager of SSI, said: "Priya Blue provide SSI with direct input from a ship recycling facility. With the involvement of SSI in sustainable ship recycling, Priya Blue’s views and attitude towards working practices, safety and pollution prevention will give an industry perspective on an issue which is growing in importance. They have been active members of the SSI ship recycling working group for over a year, and we welcome them into
full membership of the SSI."

Gaurav Mehta, Director at Priya Blue said: "SSI has been useful in giving us the vision to see what the future holds for the ship recycling industry, and what other stakeholders in the maritime industry are looking for."

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About the Sustainable Shipping Initiative
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) is an independent charity, comprised of ambitious leaders spanning the whole shipping value chain from charterers and ship owners, to ship recycling yards, class societies and technology companies. The SSI’s objective is to make sustainability mainstream; working with its members and other shipping stakeholders to create a more environmentally responsible, socially conscious, safer, accountable, and more economically profitable industry. One that is truly sustainable by 2040, as outlined in its Vision. The SSI was founded by global sustainability non-profit organisation Forum for the Future in conjunction with WWF, the global conservation NGO and a number of leading shipping industry companies. Forum for the Future and WWF remain as SSI NGO members. www.ssi2040.org

About Priya Blue Industries Pvt Ltd
Priya Blue Industries Pvt Ltd owns and operates one of the largest ship recycling yards in India. The Company has one of the biggest VLCC plots in Alang / Sosiya of 6000 sq. meters. The company also owns about 500,000 sq. meters of freehold land opposite the main plot, comprising farmland, workers quarters and additional space for recycling. To find out more about Priya Blue, visit our website: http://www.priyablue.com/index.html

For more details please contact:

SSI
Tom Holmer
E: tom.holmer@ssi2040.org

Priya Blue Industries Pvt Ltd
Gaurav Metha
E: gauravmehta@bol.ae and bol@bol.ae