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International Shipbreaking Gains Accreditation

The MT Wolverine safely moored at International Shipbreaking’s yard at the Port of Brownsville. (photo Port of Brownsville)

International Shipbreaking Ltd. now has EU Ship Recycling Regulation accreditation for its site at the Port of Brownsville. The company, part of EMR Metal Recycling, recently invested $30 million in compliant infrastructure at the Brownsville site. The local site is also the first U.S. shipbreaking site to achieve this accreditation. It can now help EU-based ship owners – as well as ships flying the flags of EU member states –…

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RGV Prepares for Job Influx

Companies investing in the Rio Grande Valley anticipate high demand for workers that may exceed 9,000 jobs. The news comes from seven large employers attending a Workforce Summit recently held at the Port of Brownsville. Three proposed liquefied natural gas plants will drive initial demand. The companies should receive their Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permits and commence construction within the next three years. During the construction phase these companies estimate…

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International Shipbreaking Receives Award

Recyclers honored with Port of Brownsville Inaugural Chairman’s Award International Shipbreaking Ltd. is the recipient of the Port of Brownsville‘s Chairman’s Award. The inaugural award recognizes the company’s commitment to community, economic development and representation of the port to trading partners around the world. The Chairman’s Award will be an annual award to highlight the achievements of port tenants in the areas of business growth, leadership, job creation, customer service,…

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From Warship to Scrap and Beyond

Old Ships Build the Future International Shipbreaking Ltd. CEO Chris Green moves among employees with ease, greeting them with waves, smiles and handshakes. Walking across the hangar deck of the aircraft carrier USS Independence, he stopped to talk with two workers. “How’s your boy doing?” he asked one man whose son had been experiencing health problems. “We have a group of really hard-working people around here,” Green said. “They are our greatest asset.” The USS Independence is the most…

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USS Independence Decommissioned in Brownsville

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Independence receives a tow through the Brownsville Ship Channel June 1, on her way to International Shipbreaking Ltd's yard at the Port of Brownsville.

Carrier dismantlement to construct new vessels The USS Independence arrived in the Port of Brownsville June 1, completing her final voyage. The decommissioned aircraft carrier will be dismantled by International Shipbreaking Ltd. The carrier will undergo a dismantling and recycling process, expected to take around a year and a half to complete. The process will generate about 160 jobs locally, says Robert Berry, vice president of ISL. “We recognize that…

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