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Autoridad Portuaria de Ceuta

Marpol

Tender of Technical Prescriptions of Marpol

Generated by the vessel of  the reception and manipulation  of the waste of the Plan (PRMD)

The Plan for the reception of waste generated by vessels from the Port Authority of Ceuta, was approved in December 2008 in accordance with the requirements set out in Royal Decree 1381/2002 of  December 20th  about port reception facilities for waste generated by vessels and cargo residues.

The very same has been updated and revised in October 2012. Its compliance, will ensure the proper environmental management of the waste generated by vessels and cargo residues.

Objectives of the new regulations. Royal Legislative Decree 2/2011, of 5 September, approving the revised text of the Law on State Ports and Merchant Marine are approved.

The main purpose of the new regulations governing the receipt of the waste in the port, is to introduce a new tariff system to encourage ships to unload their waste. It also seeks to regulate more strictly the collection and treatment of waste load. The goal is twofold effect:

•Improvement of the environment: consisting in reducing discharges into the sea of ​​ waste generated by vessels and cargo residues, especially those carried out illegally. Prevention is an important step combating marine pollution.

•Increased sustainability: the port reception facilities of  waste and residues increase their availability and are used more often. This will increase the recycling activity associated with economic processes and resources, rather than expansion, according to the principles of a sustainable economy.

The Royal Government Act establishes that the collection and processing of waste generated by vessels will remain a port service, and that the waste collection will be subject to separated and specific regulations for terminals, shipyards and stevedoring companies.

The most significant change to the port services that are  set in  the RGA is the introduction of three types of charges:

•A payment to be made to the Port Authority for all vessels docking at the port, regardless of whether or not they use the service MARPOL which gives them the right to accomplish all wastes listed in Appendices I and V, for the first 7 days of the stop. The amount of payment is set by Law and it is the same for all Port Authorities.

•A charge that is added to the payment made by the Port Authority to the provider of services MARPOL  for managing waste. This fee is stated in the terms and conditions of the service.

A charge applied directly to a vessel by the provider of services MARPOL, in addition to the fixed charge, which covers the reception of wastes in Annexes IV and VI, as well as the service after the seventh day of the stop.

The fixed rate is established in the RD Act, it is the same for all public ports. The amount depends only on the size of the vessel (GT) and if the discharge is carried out on land in zone I, or at sea or in zone II.

Despite the mandatory nature of this service, exemptions are transparent, consistent and non-discriminatory. The specific categories have been clearly laid down in Art 132 of the RD Act:

•Vessels which are exempt are those defined by Royal Decree 1381/2002, as the transposition of  the Directive 2000/59 (CE), as well as service vessels, fishing and recreation based on the port, vessels that anchor in open areas, inactive vessels and others in construction, in  repair or conversion, or for breaking up.

•The bonuses are given to the vessels which can demonstrate a reduction in the amount of waste generated (20%) as well as those that discharge all waste is detailed in the Appendix at the port of its previous level, and not in this (50%). Vessels operating a regular service and unloading at the port are also eligible for bonuses if they have a discharge plan in one of the ports on their itinerary (depending on the number of ports on the itinerary).

The Port Authority may deny access to vessels of these facilities if theydo not have authorization or do not  obey all the requirements.