|PIPSA has two officially recognized IMO Reception Facilities|
|As of January 1, 2014 PIPSA has been listed by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) as a company with IMO reception facilities in Panama. The AMP listed two PIPSA assets as providers of recycling reception facilities; Petroleos Independientes de Panama, S.A. (PIPSA) and PIPSA Terminals Corp.
PIPSA serves as the IMO reception facility in the Balboa anchorage through its vessel ECOMAR II and PIPSA Terminals is an IMO reception facility and tank farm in the port of Balboa( BOSS separator shown).
To reduce and eliminate pollution from ships, the provision of adequate reception facilities is an indispensable requisite. Marpol 73/78 requirements states that there must be adequate facilities to receive ship’s waste as part of the Conference for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. “Governments shall ensure that the formalities for the use of reception facilities should be as simple and expeditious as possible in order to avoid undue delay of the ship”, according to Marpol. As a collector and recycler of ship’s waste, PIPSA fulfills that role.
“PIPSA is pleased to have officially recognized facilities that are applicable to our customer’s needs. Our reputation continues to grow internationally along with our anchorage collections each month”, said PIPSA President Anthony Misetich.
|May 2015 Cont.|