RECYSHIP FACES ITS LAST YEAR DRAGGING THE PROBLEMS OF 2011
The administration, the bureaucracy and the inability to apply a common law to a such specific and special waste ...
June 2011 we started the legal process for the transfer of ships from
Vigo to Aveiro, in February 2012 we are still awaiting approval.
following what was designated by the Portuguese authorities requested
the license as ELVs managment facility, which was to be processed in 3
months, but after eight has not yet been obtained.
more and more ships are dismantled, moved and left without being
regarded as waste or being processed in any way (even sent to non-EU
Meanwhile the project continues moving ahead. The
prototypes are ready and waiting for a place to move them for
validation. For this reason, the consortium has the intention to
introduce a new partner who can ensure the scrapping of vessels if the
Portuguese authorities continue to delay the authorizations for
Recyship is also closely following the progress of the IMO and the EU.
July 2011, at the meeting of the IMO MEPC62, a definitive model for the
development of IHMs for new and existing ships ("Guidelines for the
Preparation of inventory of hazardous materials (MEPC.Res.197 (62)) was
presented. Recyship in collaboration with companies involved in
developing such guidelines, is working to tailor its studies to the
proposed new IMO guidelines.
Recyship has learned that, contrary
to what was reported in June 2011 at the London conference, the EU is
developing a European directive. It was planned to be present in
November, but after the happenings in September at the Basel Convention
in which both the IMO and EU expected the agreement to drawn ships from
it, the planned directive had to be modified and is expected to be
presented during this first half of 2012.
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