Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore issued a Port Marine Circular highlighting the requirements for proper disposal of radioactive waste in Singapore, set by the National Environment Agency (NEA).
Waste has become a challenging issue that the shipping industry has to deal with, not only because it affects marine life and oceans, but because it is also a barrier to ports and their operations. Thus, the EU funded SAFEMED IV project will run on the ports of Arzew, Bejaia, Skida, old and new port and Algiers in Algeria.
A Garbage Management Plan on board provides a systematic approach to the disposal and control of garbage in the marine environment. Namely, the revised Annex V of MARPOL 73/78 requires every ship of 400 GT and above and certified to carry 15 persons or more, to have a Garbage Management Plan. Scope of this plan is to provide compliance with MARPOL and Company’s policy on garbage management.
AMSA, the Australian Department of Agriculture, and the Port of Brisbane have conducted a pilot project to investigate the feasibility of recycling garbage from international ships at the Port of Brisbane, in a bid to ensure effective management of biosecurity risks across the country.
AMSA, in partnership with the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation and Mackay Regional Council, has initiated a pilot program at the Port of Hay Point to investigate the feasibility of recycling garbage from international ships.
The new regulations regarding enhanced supervision and controls on ship pollution came into force on 1st of May 2018 in Tianjin, Northern China’s largest port. This set of regulations apply to pollution caused by vessels, as well as their relevant operations in the territory of Tianjin Port. It also includes navigation, berthing as well as operation.
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.
The latest amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships MARPOL Annex V address the disposal of cargo residues and garbage handling in Polar waters. It also provides the new format for the garbage record book, which will used from 01 March 2018.
A Singaporean ship, owned by Hua Xin Shipping PTE Ltd, was fined 40,000 yuan or 6,000 US dollars, after illegally discharging household garbage into Baohujiao Beach in Wenchang City, in Hainan Province, southern China, last December.
ChartCo, a maritime digital data and compliance services supplier, announced the launch of Version 5.4 of EnviroManager. Enviromanager aims to facilitate vessels’ operators comply with MARPOL regulations for discharges and emissions.
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