|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Communities|
|Series Details||L 332, Pages 81-90|
Directive 2000/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2000 on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues (also known as PRF Directive).
This Directive enhances the availability and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues. It also sets out a regime of enforcement, including a system for inspections and for the exchange of information. It covers all ships, regardless of their flag, which arrive at the port of an EU Member States, excluding warships and ships belonging to or operated by a state for non-commercial governmental purposes. It also covers all ports within EU countries normally used by these ships.
Member States must ensure that port reception facilities meet the needs of the ships using the ports without causing excessive delay, and that these facilities are tailored to the size of the port and to the categories of ship calling there, since larger ports tend to have greater traffic and larger ships.
|Subject Categories||Environment, Mobility and Transport|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|