Port reception facilities

The purpose of providing port reception facilities is to separate ship-generated marine litter into different groups onboard based on classification which complies with the Marpol Convention.

We aim to provide optimum solutions and Port Reception Services such as:

  • Waterway vessels and land vehicles
  • Waste collection under MARPOL 73/78
  • Transportation of waste

Emergency call

The main purpose of emergency response services is to prevent the exposure of humans and the environment to incidents that may happen unexpectedly on board.

Our experts are available 24/7, ready to provide support and advice on the preventive measures to avoid environmental accidents and an improved way of shipping operation.

Damaged & Destroyed Cargo

Ecostart S.A. can provide support to resolve both legal and safety issues that arise when a cargo does not reach its destination in the expected condition.

Our services include:

  • Cleaning
  • Proper labelling and packaging for material identification
  • Environmental Protection

IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials)

In view of an increased concern about various environmental issues, the focus on the use of non-hazardous materials in ship design, building and operation is also increasing. Ships on international voyages of 500GT and above flying the flag of a Member State or the flag of a third country calling on European Ports, must carry on board a ship-specific Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) and a valid certification subject to the Regulation.

Hazardous material is any substance that can pose a risk to the health and safety of human or of the environment as identified and listed by the Hong Kong Convention (2009) & EU Regulation 1257/2013

Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM) is a document in which all potentially hazardous materials onboard a vessel are identified, located and quantified and follows IMO Resolution MEPC.269(68) guidelines. More specifically the IHM deadlines are the following:

  • Existing ships, by 31st December 2020
  • New ships, by 31st December 2018

Our services include:

Collection of required information and documents
Preparation of Visual Ship Check Plan (VSCP)
On-board survey. Collection of samples and submission to lab
Analysis of samples
Preparation of IHM report based on results
Maintenance of IHM