Regulation of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste (Portugal)
The Decree-Law No. 165/2003 of July 24 regulates the installation and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues from ships calling at national ports, in order to increase the protection of the marine environment by reducing discharges into the sea. For this purpose conditions that allow all ships to deliver their waste to port reception facilities before leaving the port are defined in accordance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78).
This Decree-Law transposes to the Portuguese legislation the Directive 2000/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2000 amended by the Directive 2002/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002.
The waste reception plans and waste management system are well implemented in Portuguese ports and it makes them an active player in preventing marine litter.
|Place / Location||National, Portugal|
|Type of Initiative||Policy/Regulation Implementation|
- Waste management companies
No. This scheme is self-funded since port authorities collect a fee from ships to cover the costs of port reception facilities for waste generated in ships, including the costs of treatment and disposal of the waste.
|Case Study prepared by||
Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa [Partner 15]
Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Available documentation and further information
Decree-Law No. 165/2003 of July 24