EMSA Technical Recommendations on the Implementation of Directive on Port Reception facilities

Directive 2000/59/EC on Port Reception Facilities for Ship-Generated Waste and Cargo Residues (the PRF Directive) was adopted on 27 November 2000. This Directive aligns EU law with the international obligations of the MARPOL Convention and provides specific legal requirements for the provision and operation of Port Reception Facilities (PRF). The below recommendation document aims to assist users by providing…

European Commission publishes state-of-play on EU Maritime Transport Strategy

The European Commission (EC) published a mid-term report on the implementation of its European Maritime Transport Strategy until 2018. The report describes actions undertaken in the areas of safety and security, digitalisation, environmental sustainability and decarbonisation and the maritime profession, as well as in the international sphere. In each of these areas the report explains the…

European Commission adopts proposals to simplify and improve passenger ship safety rules

The European Commission has adopted a number of legislative proposals to simplify and improve the common rules on safety of ships carrying passengers in EU waters. The update is a response to lessons learnt, including from accidents, and technological developments. It will, among others, allow immediate access of competent authorities to relevant data in case…

IMO energy efficiency project

Network of regional maritime technology cooperation centres to be established through €10 million funding contribution An ambitious IMO project to establish a global network of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) in developing countries is to go ahead thanks to a €10 million funding contribution from the European Commission (EC). The funds mobilised by the EC…