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.



Sarkanmuižas dambis 26, Ventspils, LV−3601
Phone: (+371) 63624792
Fax: (+371) 63624267

SIA Dzintarjūra provide services at Berths No. 1−26c, 34−37 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.

Eko Osta

Tvaika 39, Rīga, LV−1005
Phone: (+371) 67393860
Fax: (+371) 67393067

SIA Eko Osta receives oil-water mixture from the Ventspils Freeport ships Užava 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 – VENTA and UŽAVA – 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 labiekārtošanas kombināts

Pils 12, Ventspils, LV−3601
Phone: (+371) 63622747
Fax: (+371) 63622354

PSIA Ventspils labiekārtošanas kombināts collects unsorted municipal waste directly from ships parked at Berths No. 1−28, 50, 51, 53 and 37, and delivers it to the Ventspils waste management region’s municipal waste landfill Pentuļi. Ventspils labiekārtošanas kombināts 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

Dzintaru 66, Ventspils, LV−3602
Phone: (+371) 63663195
Fax: (+371) 63680105

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.


Talsu 65, Ventspils, LV−3602
Phone: (+371) 63661495
Fax: (+371) 63661912

PSIA Ūdeka receives municipal sewage from the polluted water collector vessels Užava 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 city’s sewerage system.