Explanation to the Environmental Declaration
The European Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues in article 8 mentions, that fees may be reduced if the ship's environmental management, design, equipment and operation are such that the master of the ship can demonstrate that it produces reduced quantities of ship-generated waste.
This possibility for reduced waste fees is incorporated in Dutch legislation, in the way that is not enacted yet by Ministerial Order.
The ports of Amsterdam, Beverwijk, Velsen and Zaanstad started on the 1st of January 2014 with the introduction of reduced waste fees.
Recognizing, that marine diesel- and gas oils or LNG as a fuel for the main propulsion produce less or no oily wastes compared to those using heavy fuel oils.
Bearing in mind that consequently, vessels using these kind of fuels and calling at ports, are to use the port reception facilities for oily wastes in these ports less often.
And thus consequently it is assumed fair that these kind of vessels should have the possibility to pay a fee which is in proportion to this recognition.
Bearing in mind that administrative burdens should be as little as possible.
And therefore by filling in this declaration once, under the General Terms & Conditions under the agreements resulting from the Port Waste Plan North Sea Canal Area, vessels do have the actual possibility to pay a reduced waste fee, when calling the ports in this area.