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Baltic port members stepping up to the challenge of PRF

Cruise Europe (CE) members in the Baltic have been reporting for some time that they are taking the new situation with regard to port reception facilities [PRF] for waste very seriously. The special area restrictions according to IMO Marpol Annex IV come into force for new passenger vessels on June 1 2019 and for existing passenger ships on June 1...Read more


Presently black and grey water can be delivered from cruiseships to trucks. However during 2018 construction of a PRF on the pier will be completed which the port says will cover the demand from cruise vessels from 2018 going forward. Hence the Royal Cruise Berth will have a connection at the pier installed during 2018 whereby waste can be...Read more

Copenhagen and Malmo

Of the eight quays in Copenhagen, the three new quays/terminals on Ocean Quay have a direct connection with a capacity of 300m3 per hour per ship with the balance served by trucks with a capacity of 100m3/h. In both cases the waste goes to the Municipality’s wastewater treatment plant. In addition the port is planning to build three direct...Read more


Elsinore is equipped with one PRF for black and grey water which goes directly by pipeline to the municipality sewage treatment plant. Oil-filled water and oil waste is collected by truck to a maximum of 60m3 with an extra hanger. Black and grey water per hour capacity is dependent on the ship’s pumps as there are none connected in the port. The...Read more


Three trucks with a capacity of 15m3 per hour service two berths in Gdansk with wastewater going into the city’s drainage system. The tonnage dues for the port cover reception of waste according to its set standards dependent on the previous port of call. There are plans to build PRF at the Westerplatte Quay and the Ziolkowskiego Quay which will...Read more


Wastewater can be offloaded into tank trucks at the French Quay in Gdynia with a capacity of 5m3 to 30m3. It is then discharged into the municipal wastewater treatment plant. One-third of all sewage delivered from cruiseships is received without additional fee. However in line with the modernisation of the French Quay, a direction connection will...Read more


There are two berths - Frihamnen Cruise Terminal and Arendal Cruise Terminal - in Gothenburg where the wastewater goes directly to the municipality system. Pump capacity is 45m3 per hour. In addition a barge with a maximum capacity of 450m3 is available at Skandiahamnen and the Gothenburg RoRo Terminal. All the waste goes to the treatment plant...Read more


All eight berths in Helsinki have wastewater facilities. Each is connected directly by pipeline to the Helsinki City wastewater treatment plant. Capacities vary from 30m3 to 100m3 per hour and there is no extra charge. When the port does build a new berth it will be fitted with PRF.Read more


The Port of Kalundborg has at the present cruise quay a direct pipeline for black and grey water that feeds directly into the public sewage system at a rate of 40m3 per hour. At the new Western Quay that will be ready for the season 2019*, the port will install a PRF that will enable cruiseships to discharge directly at the terminal at a rate of...Read more


All six berths are equipped with PRF although only one serves cruiseships. Waste is piped at 30m3 per hour direct to the purifier station. The costs are included in the mandatory garbage fee and waste produced from the last voyage can be pumped ashore. There are presently no plans to build any extra facilities.Read more