Collection of marine waste
At Ventspils Freeport, reception of ship-generated waste and polluted water from ships is performed in accordance with MARPOL 73/78 and the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) recommendations, subject to the requirements of the Republic of Latvia Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No. 455, Procedures for Reception of Ship-generated Waste and Polluted Water and for Development of a Ship-generated Waste Handling Plan, and the requirements of the Ship-generated Waste Management Plan at Ventspils Freeport.
Ventspils Freeport receives from ships all waste groups indicated in the MARPOL 73/78 Convention Annexes, including oil waste (oily sludge, bilge water, tank washings, dirty ballast water, etc.), garbage (food waste, plastic, etc.), sewage (from toilets) and waste noxious liquid substances (cargo residues, prewash water, tank washings, etc.). The reception of ship-generated waste and its transfer to licensed waste management organisations is organised by ship agents.
SIA DzintarjÅ«ra provide services at Berths No. 1ā26c, 34ā37 and, if necessary, at all other berths of the port, by receiving solid oily waste directly from ships and removing it from the territory of Ventspils Freeport and ensuring its further disposal using specialised transport.
SIA Eko Osta receives oil-water mixture from the Ventspils Freeport ships UÅ¾ava and Venta at Berth No.19 with the pollution that exceeds AS Ventbunkers treatment plant capacity.
Freeport of Ventspils Authority
The polluted water collector vessels ā VENTA and UÅ½AVA ā are available for rent from the Freeport of Ventspils Authority.
The requests for these services can be submitted by calling the shipmasters of the polluted water collector vessels at +371 26558802 or +371 29196790.
The service fees are listed in Port Dues and Charges of the Freeport of Ventspils.
Ventspils labiekÄrtoÅ”anas kombinÄts
PSIA Ventspils labiekÄrtoÅ”anas kombinÄts collects unsorted municipal waste directly from ships parked at Berths No. 1ā28, 50, 51, 53 and 37, and delivers it to the Ventspils waste management regionās municipal waste landfill PentuÄ¼i. Ventspils labiekÄrtoÅ”anas kombinÄts receives from ships (based on orders received in advance) ship-generated hazardous waste (fluorescent lamps, batteries, as well as food waste from ships with previously visited ports that are not located in the European Community, therefore, in accordance with the 19 requirements of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No.1069/2009 and the Commission Regulation (EU) No.142/2011, such waste must be separated from other solid waste and must be disposed of as hazardous waste).
VK Terminal Services
SIA VK Terminal Services services ships at Berths No. 34, 35a, 36 and receives ship-generated food waste, municipal waste and ship-generated waste for further delivery to the Ventspils city landfill.
PSIA ÅŖdeka receives municipal sewage from the polluted water collector vessels UÅ¾ava or Venta parked at Berth No.19 and delivers it further to the collector. At Berth No. 40a, a special unit has been established for direct discharge of municipal sewage from the ship into the cityās sewerage system.