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Oslo 25 February 2013 Höegh Autoliners has sold the Pure Car Truck Carrier Höegh
Traveller (built 1983) for recycling to Grieg Green which will provide services
to ensure safe and environmentally friendly "green recycling" in China.
"This is the 12th car carrier we have sold for green recycling 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."
Höegh Autoliners implemented a policy in 2009 for green recycling of car
carriers reaching the commercial end of their lives. Grieg Green was selected
based on good experience from one earlier recycled car carrier from Höegh
"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 and we are pleased that Höegh
Autoliners again has entrusted us to handle this project."
Grieg Green act as buyer of the Höegh Traveller and will resell the vessel to
the recycling yard in China. Grieg Green will 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 yards which can document that
certain standards will be met.
Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of Ro/Ro transportation services.
The company operates approximately 60 Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) in
global trade systems. Main customers are major 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 shiprecycling, offering upon other services: negotiation
with pre-approved yards, direct buyer of the vessel, IHM preparation and
supervision at the recycling facility.
Roar Flom,CFO, Höegh Autoliners
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Petter A. Heier, CEO, Grieg Green AS
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