The International Ship Recycling Association (ISRA) was founded and statutory located in The Hague in October 2007. For the first time in history a company based organization was founded to promote and facilitate the environmentally sound and safe recycling of ships.

Present organization:
Chairman ISRA: Dr. Konstantinos Galanis
Secretary General : Bernard Veldhoven
Director: Reinoud Pijpers

Main Objective

The main objective of ISRA is promoting environmentally sound and safe recycling of ships.

Strong responsible ship recycling facilities
ISRA is an association representing the strongest environmentally responsible yards in the world.

Huge investments in for safety and environment
Achieving ISRA’s high level demands for sustainable ship recycling, means that individual ISRA yards have made huge investments.

No level playing field
Facilities being compliant with these objectives are inherently disadvantaged in their competitiveness against substandard yards, who do not invest in safe and sound recycling. Responsible recycling yards have to compete with these substandard yards. To eliminate this unfair competition, a level playing field is required as an essential and necessary component for achieving the main objective of ISRA.

Our Founders

Bottom row (left to right)

Adem Simsek (Simsekler Group), Saim Siviri (Cemas Celik), Li Hongwei (China Jiang Xiajang Changjiang Shiprepair Yard), Janice Liu Guohong (Zhongxin Ship Recycling & Steel Co), James MacFarlane (Sparrows Point Shipyard).

Top row (left to right)

Dimitris Ayvatoglu (Leyal Ship Recycling), Demiray Kardes (Demtas), Henk Poot (Scheepssloperij Nederland), Ali Tiras (Oge Gemi Sokum).