Dear all,

Our event is now scheduled for 12th October 2023 in Brussels, and we hope to meet you all then. 

Why should you attend?

Do you really know what is a port reception facility? How does it work? What are the challenges of the industry? Maybe not. And yet, they have a double role: they contribute both to the preservation of the oceans and to the decarbonisation of the maritime industry. 

This year, Euroshore International celebrates its 25th anniversary and will take the opportunity to welcome you and engage a dialogue during a one-day event to discuss how port reception facilities help more and more the shipping industry to reduce its environmental impact.

The IMO MARPOL Convention, celebrating this year its 50th anniversary, was created in reaction of major pollutions created by oil spill. Over the years IMO developed bans to discharge at sea to protect the environment and port reception facilities used to collect ships generated waste. Today, we face the emergency of preserving marine biodiversity and ecosystems and Euroshore International pleads for the application of a zero-discharge principle. To answer that principle, we need adequate port reception facilities to collect ship generated waste. 

Over the years, many port reception facilities have moved from pure collectors to recyclers or waste recovering operators. By this mean they contribute to the decarbonisation of the shipping industry and became solution providers to shipowners and operators.

The event will be the opportunity to understand better the added value of port reception facilities for the maritime industry, what are the challenges they face and the solutions they propose to ports and shipowners to reduce their carbon impact.

No doubt, the place to be is on 12th October, hotel Le Châtelain, Brussels for an open dialogue and an enhanced cooperation to better achieve together a sustainable maritime sector.  

Alvaro San Pedro

Sophie Delair
Secretary General

The event is free of charge, but we need you to register here