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Bangladesh secures top position in ship breaking

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:04 PM, 13 November 2020   Updated: 07:58 PM, 13 November 2020

Bangladesh secures top position in ship breaking

Bangladesh secures top position in ship breaking

Bangladesh regained the top position in the ship breaking industry (ship recycling) in the world. Last year, more than half of the world's ships were recycled in Bangladesh. 

The United Nations Trade and Development Organization (UNDOT) said in a report titled 'Review of Maritime Transport 2020'. 

According to those involved in the industry, recycling is the process of breaking a ship into pieces and reusing all the equipment. And this work is known worldwide as ship demolition or Ship-breaking.

According to UNCATAD, Bangladesh is followed by India and Turkey in the ship breaking industry. Together, the three countries recycled 90.3 percent of the world's ships last year. 

Meanwhile, in 2018, Bangladesh was in the top position in the world with 47.2% ship dumping. 

Meanwhile, according to a report titled 'Review of Maritime Transport 2020', in 2019, Bangladesh dismantled 54.7 percent of the world's ships. India recycled 26.6 percent and Turkey 9 percent.

China is the fourth nation in dismantling ship with 3.1 percent followed by Pakistan 2.2 percent. The rest of the world recycles only 4.4 percent.

According to the report, the number of ship dismantle in Bangladesh has increased by 29.1 percent in 2018 as compared to 2017. However, in 2019, it decreased again by 22.7 percent compared to the previous year.

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