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EU Parliament boosts ‘polluter pays’ principle for ship waste management

The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted the Meissner report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur to start negotiations with the Council to finalise the text of the new law. ESPO welcomed particularly the proposal to strengthen the ‘polluter pays’ principle.

ESPO publishes report for ship waste on ports

In its position paper, ESPO welcomes the Commission proposal to build on the substantial progress achieved under the existing Directive. The existing Directive decreased significantly waste discharges at sea. The minimum fixed fee, which has to be paid by all ships calling at EU ports, has delivered.

Revision of EU Directive on Port Reception Facilities

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator, ESPO, focused on the position of European ports on the revision of the Port Reception Facilities Directive, recently published by the European Commission.

ESPO welcomes EU proposal for ships waste reduction

European ports believe that any proposals leading to better enforcement of the obligation for ships to deliver waste at shore are welcome. The compliance of specific elements of the Directive with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships gains ESPO’s support.

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