Waste management

In addition to the basic management of ship-generated waste, Port of Rauma is also responsible for waste management in its own properties. The operators who rent properties and land areas in the port organise their own waste management. There are specific waste management instructions in place for vessels and for the port properties.

Ship-generated waste (does not apply to vessels exempted from the mandatory delivery of waste, the permit granted by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi shall be presented to Port of Rauma)

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Under the Decree on Environmental Protection for Seafaring (76/2019), upon arrival to a Finnish port, the vessel shall give the port notification of the waste generated by the ship and of cargo residues using the procedure confirmed by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi.  The notification shall be given no later than 24 hours before arrival or, if the duration of the voyage is less than 24 hours, immediately upon departure from the previous port. If the port of call is known less than 24 hours before arrival, the notification shall be given as soon as the port of call is known. Mandatory notification does not apply to fishing vessels nor to recreational craft entitled to carry no more than 12 passengers. As a rule, the Notification of ship-generated waste is to be submitted to the port traffic supervisors by fax, tel. +358 (0)2 824 0675 or email, portcontrol@portofrauma.com, or alternatively by telephone, tel. +358 (0) 500 597 579.

According to regulations, all ships calling at Finnish ports shall before departure deliver their ship-generated waste and cargo residues to port reception facilities which under the MARPOL Convention and the 1992 Helsinki Convention must not be discharged into the Baltic Sea.   

The provision on mandatory delivery of waste applies to the following types of waste:

  • oil residues from machinery and cargo spaces
  • bilge water, unless the ship is fitted with a bilge water separating equipment or if the ship is in service exclusively in an area where bilge water separators must not be used
  • cargo residues from chemical tankers of category X or Y for which tank prewash is required
  • garbage, with the exception of food waste
  • untreated sewage, if the ship is engaged in service exclusively in Finnish waters.

The provision does not apply to:

  • bilge water in the bilge water holding tank, if the ship is fitted with a bilge water separator
  • cargo residues from chemical tankers of category X or Y for which tank prewash is not required
  • untreated sewage if the ship is engaged in service outside Finnish waters
  • food waste if the ship is engaged in service outside Finnish waters.

SOLID WASTE INCLUDING CARGO RESIDUES:

The waste collection points for waste from vessels are shown on this map (linkki tähän). Waste from vessels may only be taken to these waste collection points. If the waste containers are full, please contact the traffic supervisors, tel. +358 (0)500 597 579. 

Domestic waste delivered from vessels shall be sorted according to the sorting instructions; a separate waste container is provided for each type of waste on the quays. Vessels found to have placed hazardous waste in containers provided for domestic waste or on some other location in the quay area, or found to have not sorted wastes correctly, are charged for the further processing of the waste (sorting, transport, disposal, etc.) according to the valid list of service charges of Port of Rauma.

Port of Rauma accepts the following sorted waste fractions: energy waste, metals, glass and landfill waste. Each waste container carries a marking that shows the type of waste it is intended for.


Waste may only be delivered sorted as follows:

Waste types and sorting examples:

Metals: Empty metal cans, straps, short pieces of wire, small-size metal parts

Glass: Glass bottles and jars

Energy waste (combustible waste): 

  • PLASTICS (not PVC): empty plastic bottles, containers and canisters, empty oil and antifreeze bottles, detergent bottles, plastic packing trays and boxes, plastic containers, bags and films, styrofoam trays and boxes.
  • FIBRE-BASED MATERIALS: wrapping paper, wood, paper and cardboard

Not accepted as energy waste: non-flammable materials, PVC plastic products, pipes and hoses, brown packing tape, folders, plastic document pockets, self-adhesive plastic film, transparency film, electrical wiring, plastic tarpaulins and gratings, plastic flooring, biowaste, packaging containing aluminium or other metals, impregnated wood, ropes, big bag fabric, strapping tape.

Sorted landfill waste: All waste not listed above, as well as international catering waste. International catering waste refers to food waste from vessels arriving in Finland from outside the EU, as well as packaging material, wrapping paper, etc. that has been in contact with such food waste. This waste is to be delivered to the container for sorted landfill waste (class 1).


Other accepted waste

Ship-generated oily liquid waste: Oily liquid waste here refers to bunker oil, bilge water and other oily water. These are collected from the vessels by prior order (notification of ship-generated waste).

Ship-generated liquid and solid hazardous waste: Waste containing hazardous liquid substances includes e.g. paints, adhesives, detergents and solvents. Solid hazardous waste includes e.g. non-chargeable and rechargeable batteries as well as fluorescent tubes. These are collected from the vessels by prior order (notification of ship-generated waste).

Ship-generated black and grey water: Black and grey water generated in the sanitary facilities, toilets and shower facilities of the vessels are collected from the vessels by prior order (notification of ship-generated waste). Ballast water from tankers


WASTE FOR WHICH PORT OF RAUMA DOES NOT PROVIDE A SPECIFIC COLLECTION SYSTEM

  • Tank washing water
  • Exhaust gas purification waste
  • Residues of cargo classified into IMDG/ADR/RID classes

Waste management services for these waste types need to be ordered separately through the ship's agent.


Waste management in port properties

Waste shall be sorted as follows:

Paper: Copying paper, newspapers, magazines, flyers, envelopes, telephone catalogues, books (remove leather and plastic covers)

Glass: Glass jars and bottles

Metal: Small metal items, such as cans, pots, tools, etc.

Mixed waste (landfill waste): Waste not acceptable to recycling or energy production

Energy waste: 

  • PLASTICS (not PVC): empty plastic bottles, containers and canisters, empty oil and antifreeze bottles, detergent bottles, plastic packing trays and boxes, plastic containers, bags and films, styrofoam trays and boxes.
  • FIBRE-BASED MATERIALS: wrapping paper, wood, paper and cardboard

Not accepted as energy waste: non-flammable materials, PVC plastic products, pipes and hoses, brown packing tape, folders, plastic document pockets, self-adhesive plastic film, transparency film, electrical wiring, plastic tarpaulins and gratings, plastic flooring, biowaste, packaging containing aluminium or other metals, impregnated wood, ropes, big bag fabric, strapping tape.

Biowaste: Anything that was once alive, such as food waste, coffee grounds, kitchen paper, flower pot soil.

Hazardous waste: Substances with properties that can pose risks to health or the environment. For example, waste oil, scrap batteries, fluorescent tubes, waste containing PBC, and solvents.