Collecting waste

Seagoing vessels produce waste during their journey and waste may be left behind while unloading cargo. It is therefore important that vessels can dispose of their shipping and cargo waste in the port. North Sea Port has a waste management plan in place for maritime shipping on both sides of the border.

A ship’s master or his agent must submit all information regarding shipping waste to North Sea Port by using the ENIGMA electronic port information system (this is mandatory). All registrations, obligations and locations where certain types of waste can be handed in are included in the information system. 

Vlissingen and Terneuzen 

The waste collection process in Vlissingen and Terneuzen is handled by a waste collection company. 

You can find more information about the procedure on the website of Martens Cleaning. 

The Port Waste Management Plan includes all the information regarding rules and procedures for Vlissingen and Terneuzen. 

For complaints you can download the Complaints Form below. 

For more information, please contact the Port Authority department of North Sea Port on tel. +31 115 647400 or by e-mail. 

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In the port waste management plan you can find information about the waste collection process in Gent. Below you will find the port waste management plan, together with the necessary information about reduced contributions and exemptions set by OVAM.