Utilization of centralized port reception facility portal through Swachh Sagar portal

Jun 24, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Commercial Compliance

The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) on June 24, 2019, has notified that the waste collection from ships at lndian ports shall only be allowed through this “Swachh Sagar” Portal with effect from August 01, 2019. The “Swachh Sagar” Portal is a centralized web-portal for advanced Notification, collection and end-end disposal of collected waste and all ports are requested to register and start utilizing this portal with effect from December 01, 2018. However, it is noticed that ports have not registered themselves on the said portal.

Accordingly, it is decided that the Directorate will publish on its web site a report (on a three-monthly basis) detailing usage of this facility by various ports vis a vis reports of alleged inadequacy submitted on IMO GISIS with effect from September 2019. The usage of "Swachh Sagar" portal will be monitored on a continual basis by the Surveyors of the Directorate and the respective Mercantile Marine Department and shall be verified for complete compliance during each “Annual Assessment of adequacy of port reception facility” by surveyors of the concerned Mercantile Marine Department.

All the Ships (Masters/Officers or Shipping Companies/Agents on behalf of ships) calling at lndian ports must log on to "Swachh Sagar" facility available on Directorate General of Shipping website (preferably 24 hours prior arrival) and complete the advanced notification form, irrespective of the fact, whether they require a port reception facility or not at the visiting port. 

It is also directed that the ports must ensure that vendors approved by them (for collection of waste from ships) are registered on the Swachh Sagar Portal and ensure that all waste reception transactions between the vendors and ships are conducted only through this portal.

[Circular No. F. No. ENG/OPP-MARPOL-38(5)/04 Pt.]


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