The PRF-Directive, alias the Directive 2000/59/EC, is being evaluated and amended.

Representatives of member states, the shipping sector, seaports, the oil sector and port reception facilities discussed  different issues of the Directive in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF).  As In the last 16 years the MARPOL-Convention is updated and some annexes have come into force, it is only logical that the Directive should get a similar update.

Next to the extension of the types of waste (revised Annex V and the inclusion of Annex 6), topics of discussion have been adequacy of PRF’s, waste management plans, mandatory discharge, cost recovery systems, and exemptions for ships engaged in regular and scheduled traffic.