|Waste management services in ports, including the disposal of dangerous chemicals, may be strictly controlled by the Harbour Master to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. The International Convention for Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments was adopted by IMO in 2004 and represents a significant step in the protection of the marine environment.|
|Guide to Good Practice for Port Reception Facilty Providers and Users|
|This IMO Circular, The Guide to Good Practice for Port Reception Facility Providers and Users, contains the necessary consequential amendments following the entry into force of the revised MARPOL Annex V on 1 January 2013. |
|Source: IMO Date: 1 July 2013|
|EMSA study on Port Reception Facilities in EU ports|
|EMSA has published, October 2012, a study on the delivery of ship-generated waste and cargo residues to port reception facilities in 40 EU Ports. The study is part of the review of the EU Directive on port reception facilities, dated 2000.|
The aim of the study was threefold: to update the data on the delivered ship-generated waste and cargo residue volumes to port reception facilities; to describe the systems in place; to analyse the impact of these systems on the delivery of ship-generated waste and cargo residues.
|Source: European Maritime Safety Agency Date: 01-10-2012|
|GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE FOR PORT RECEPTION FACILITY|
|In view of the need to tackle the long-standing problem of the inadequacy of port reception facilities, the MEPC of the IMO, having received valuable input from the Industry Port Reception Facilities Forum, adopted in October 2006 the Action Plan on Tackling the Inadequacy of Port Reception Facilities|
and instructed the Flag State Implementation Sub-Committee to progress the Plan’s work items.
The Guide to Good Practice on Port Reception Facilities was developed as one of the work items of the Action Plan and is intended to be a practical users’ guide for ships’ crews who seek to deliver MARPOL residues/wastes ashore and for port reception facility providers who seek to provide timely and efficient port reception services to ships.
|Source: IMO Date: July 2009|