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European shipowners call for better port facilities

Shipowners gathered in the ECSA want more workable and adequate facilities in European ports for handling sewage and waste water from vessels. The call comes in relation to a revision of the EU Port Directive.

The European Community Shipowners' Associations, ECSA, has published a so-called position paper in relation to a coming revision of the EU Port Directive, which - among other things - sets requirements for which facilities EU ports must be able to offer ships.

The directive was adopted in 2000 as part of the efforts to curb the pollution from waste dumped by ships at sea.

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