Alang is best known for its ship recycling activities. Alang is a port located in Bhavnagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is 50 kms away from Bhavnagar city & about 220 km away from Ahmedabad. Alang is Asia's largest ship recycling yard. It was incepted in the year 1982. Alang has become as one of the best ship recycling destinations for the ship owners and ship managers around the world. Hundreds of ships from all over the world find their final resting place in Alang every year. The stretch of coast that enjoys a tidal range of around 13 meters makes it perfect to beach a condemned vessel directly onto the shoreline.
There are around 200 plots to carry out the ship recycling activities. This activity forms an industry by itself, as it provides around 50,000 jobs i n Alang itself and generates steel & metal totaling to millions of tons every year. The finished items includes rolling scrap, profile plates, machinery, engine - generator, electric motor & wire and furniture and lots of other re-usable items.