CDNI Press release; Summer session of the Contracting Parties Conference, Strasbourg, 26.06.2017
The Contracting Parties Conference (CPC) held its summer session in Strasbourg on 26 June 2017. Information about the resolutions.
Publication of unloading standards 2018 with elements of explanation
The Secretariat has the honour to inform you that the new unloading standards of the CDNI, which will enter into force on 1 January 2018, are available on the website of the CDNI.
In order to accompany the introduction of the goods list 2018, you will also find an annex containing elements of explanation. An online tool for the use of the unloading standards is currently under development and should be online in the course of 2017.
New Flemish waste management plan for inland shipping 2016-2020
The new Flemish waste management plan for inland shipping was adopted on 11 January 2017 by Flemish Minister Joke Schauvliege and covers the period 2016-2020. This plan describes how the ship-generated waste collection for Flanders' inland shipping sector is organised. It was drawn up in accordance with the provisions of the CDNI and the Flemish environmental legislation. This new plan is mainly a continuation of the provisions of the former plan, in which the ports of Ghent and Antwerp and the waterway managers of Waterwegen en Zeekanaal and De Scheepvaart play a key role in the organisation of the collection. The new plan was simplified wherever necessary by deleting text and annexes and by referring to the existing CDNI as well as to familiar websites for inland shipping, such as www. binnenvaartservices.be. This site also lists the locations for the reception of ship-generated waste for inland shipping. The focus is on oil-containing waste (Part A), household waste, recyclable fractions and small hazardous waste (Part C).
Flemish waste management plan for inland shipping 2016-2020
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December meeting 2016 of the Contracting Parties Conference of the CDNI
CDNI Press release; Strasbourg, 05.07.2016
The Contracting Parties Conference (CPC) held its summer session in Strasbourg on 28 June 2016. Information about the resolutions.
Port of Antwerp would improve degassing infrastructure
In order to widen the range of degassing facilities in Antwerp, the Antwerp Port Authority has issued a request for proposals to give an innovative boost to the degassing infrastructure. The Port Authority is offering a budget of 600,000 euros to support a number of projects to make controlled degassing of barges cheaper and more efficient.
Decisions CVP 2015
Recently, the Conference of the parties of the treaty (CVP) has adopted a number of CDNI decisions.
View the decisions CVP 2015.
Invitation to workshop CDNI -Part B : Problem of Unloading standards and deposit- /intake instructions for washing waters
Following the expiry on November 1, 2014 of the transitional measures in the CDNI relating to the cleaning of inland waterway vessels and the proper collection and treatment of washing waters, this workshop - which will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 - will provide more clarification and explanations. There will be speakers from both the industry and the public sector.
See the invitation
Evaluation of waste collection of oily and greasy ship-generated waste
The Convention on the collection, deposit and reception of waste produced during navigation on the Rhine and inland waterways was signed in Strasbourg in 1996 and came into force on 1 November 2009 after ratification by all parties to the Convention. This Convention lays down the principles regarding the collection and financing of ship-generated waste. The general principle of the Convention is that the polluter pays the costs incurred for the collection, treatment or processing of waste This Convention on an environmentally responsible collection of inland navigation waste distinguishes three types of waste :
- Part A: Oily and greasy waste produced in the course of operating the vessel.
- Part B: Waste connected with the cargo: the party unloading the ship or the organisation mandating it is in principle responsible for cleaning the hold spaces or tanks and side decks after unloading.
- Part C: Other waste produced in the course of operating the vessel such as domestic waste, small hazardous waste and sanitary water.
In order to meet the requirement of the Convention to develop a sufficiently dense network for the collection of oily and greasy waste produced in the course of operating the vessel (part A), contracts were launched for the collection of oily and greasy ship-generated waste for inland navigation within the Port of Ghent, the Port of Antwerp and the operating area of NV De Scheepvaart and Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV.
An evaluation report was drawn up for the purpose of optimising the waste collection of part A. This evaluation report provides an overview of all collections from 01/06/2014 until the end of this year.
Port of Antwerp waste parks will no longer be open on Saturdays
Since 2013, the Port Authority provides services that allow barge masters to deposit their ship-generated waste at the waste parks on the right bank on Saturday mornings as well. Because few barge masters make use of this weekend facility, the waste parks will be open exclusively on weekdays as of May 2015. By way of compensation and at the request of the inland navigation organisations, the Port authority will launch a pilot project near the Royers Lock as of May, allowing barge masters to deposit a limited quantity of ship-generated household waste 24/7. The pilot project will run for 6 months and after a positive evaluation it can be extended, taking into account the renovation works of the lock complex.
In the present leaflet - 182 kB - you will find all information regarding waste collection in the port of Antwerp, as well as the opening hours of the waste parks.
On Monday 29 June 2015, the Mobility and Public Works (MOW) Department and OVAM will organise a workshop on Part B of the CDNI.
Venue: The workshop is hosted by the “Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen” (Antwerp Port Authority) (Entrepotkaai 1). It will take place in the morning (end is due at 12.30 p.m.)
Motivation: On the occasion of the expiry of the transitional arrangements provided for in the CDNI with regard to the cleaning of inland waterway vessels and the correct collection and treatment of wash water, there is still a great lack of clarity and various questions have been raised.
Objective: Through this workshop, we want to create some more clarity on the expiry of the transitional arrangements on cargo waste and examine which solutions are available. Active participation of all participants will be encouraged. Both people from the different industry segments and from the public authorities will be given a chance to speak.
What we are looking for: As to the practical implementation, we are seeking to collaborate with some representatives from the sector (inland navigation, shippers and unloading companies, collectors of ship-generated waste, port and waterway managers, competent public services...).
Cooperation between the inland shipping sector and the Flemish authorities involved
On 10/2/2015, the various representatives will discuss the collection of ships' waste in Flanders. The goal of the talks is to improve the exchange of information and to optimise waste collection further. There will be a follow-up meeting in the autumn. The location is always the ITB meeting room.
OVAM recently completed the study 'research in order to achieve a more optimal waste collection from inland shipping in Flanders'. This study formulates recommendations regarding the optimal density of the network of collection facilities in Flanders, the cost-effective and environmentally efficient collection, the possible ways of cooperation between the port and waterway managers and the possible changes to the legislative framework. The study can be consulted on the OVAM website.
Expansion of the Quayside Electricity platform
It was agreed at the Ports-Flemish Region consultation meeting on 18/04/2013 to expand the quayside electricity platform to include waste disposal and the supply of drinking water. The goal to provide quayside electricity in Flanders will now be extended to waste disposal and drinking water under a joint vision. The platform will be coordinated by the Ports and Water Division of the Department of Mobility and Public Works, and our colleagues from OVAM will handle the waste disposal.