The Hague, April 30, 2018 – The International Ship Recycling Association (ISRA) announces the appointment of Dutchman Reinoud Pijpers (65) as its new Director effective May 1.

Mr. Pijpers who has previously held positions with the Dutch Ministry of Maritime Affairs takes over from current ISRA director Arjen Uytendaal who has served the interests of ISRA for almost ten years and will step down due to this present work for the Dutch Maritime cluster and the European Network for Maritime Clusters (ENMC).

Reinoud Pijpers has worked at different Ministries in The Netherlands and in the period 2004-2008 was closely involved in ship recycling as member of the Dutch delegation at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)/Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in the preparation of the Hong Kong Convention of Ship Recycling. He also has experience in EU policies and decision making.

ISRA was founded in 2007 as the global platform for responsible ship breaking yards providing an alternative to the traditional scrapping practices in the Indian subcontinent.  ISRA aims to create a worldwide level playing field for ship breaking and at the same time focuses on promoting sustainable ship recycling and changing the image of the dismantling industry.

For more information:

Bernard Veldhoven, Secretary General ISRA

+31 650518139



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