This document is an excerpt from the EUR-Lex website
Port facilities for waste from ships, including cargo residues
WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DIRECTIVE?
It aims to protect the marine environment from the negative effects of waste from ships using EU ports, by improving port reception facilities for waste from ships.
EU countries ensure that port facilities:
Exemptions and exceptions
The directive does not apply to naval vessels.
The directive contains rules on delivering waste, including advance notice of deliveries, with special arrangements applying to ships running to a schedule and making frequent and regular port calls.
Inspection and penalties
Ships may be inspected to verify compliance with the requirements of the directive. EU countries must ensure that the directive is implemented and apply effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties.
The directive aligns EU legislation with the amended International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) which focuses on operations at sea, to which the EU is a party.
FROM WHEN DOES THE DIRECTIVE APPLY?
It has applied since 27 June 2019 and has to become law in the EU countries by 28 June 2021.
For more information, see:
Directive (EU) 2019/883 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships, amending Directive 2010/65/EU and repealing Directive 2000/59/EC (OJ L 151, 7.6.2019, pp. 116-142)
Directive 2010/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States and repealing Directive 2002/6/EC (OJ L 283, 29.10.2010, pp. 1-10)
Directive 2009/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on port State control (recast) (OJ L 131, 28.5.2009, pp. 57-100)
Successive amendments to Directive 2009/16/EC have been incorporated into the original document. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.
Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives (OJ L 312, 22.11.2008, pp. 3-30)
See consolidated version.
last update 09.07.2019