EPE S.A. AT “PIRAEUS, SHIPPING & WASTE MANAGEMENT” FORUM

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEERING S.A. participated in the forum "PIRAEUS, SHIPPING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT" held at PCCI (Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry) today, Thursday, July 14, 2016, with the presentation of Mr. Lambros Bathrellos, Chemist MSc, Director of PRF Department of the company. The subject of his presentation was: "Solid Waste Port Reception Facilities: Reality and Concerns", as the forum is dedicated to the management of waste in the densely populated Piraeus area. It is the fourth specialized forum of an educational program aimed at greater activation of citizens and the business community on waste management.

Mr. Bathrello’s presentation was included in Section D "Port Reception facilities and recycling, solid ship generated waste, damaged/distressed cargo, shipping and infrastructure" and relates to:

  • Port Reception Facilities of Piraeus Port Authority and recycling.
  • Ports and Port Reception Facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues: EU Directive 59/2000 for European ports, on the reception of waste on ships that are berthed in the ports, the relevant EMSA (European Agency for Maritime Safety) study and the assignment of rights to individuals. Developments in European and Greek ports. Waste of the Marpol International Convention and ship repair waste.
  • The current situation of ship generated waste management: The system of PRF charges and invoices, incentives for ships deliver ship generated waste to the port reception facilities instead of dumping waste into the sea, the reciprocation of fees and rates for the covering of costs for using the port reception facilities.
  • The comparative advantage of attracting much larger number of ships both for scheduled and unscheduled routes of cargo ships, tankers, serviceable ships and especially cruise ships. The necessary infrastructure. The case of Piraeus. The role of the private sector.
  • Future trends in the privatization of the ports.
During his presentation, Mr. Lambros Bathrellos mentioned the concern in the existing ship waste facilities services due to the exclusive provider model chosen and said: "Complaints have been recorded about high charges. Case studies have shown that these complaints are justified. The possible abuse of dominant position and distortion of market rules requires investigation by the competent authorities. We are awaiting the strategic decisions of the new manager of the PPA, which we hope to be similar to those of major European ports, in order to promote competition within the Ports. "

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEERING S.A. was one of the sponsors of the forum "PIRAEUS, SHIPPING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT."