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PIPSA collection orders increase by 50% in September
 While August was a great month for PIPSA’s collection business, orders for PIPSA’s sludge collection service surged tremendously in September despite volumes for Panama Canal transits being down as much as 10% this year. Collection orders were up 50% in the month of September vs. August, as more international shipping companies and shipping agencies are using the collection service that PIPSA has to offer in the Balboa anchorage. In addition to the anchorage business, collection orders by truck at Port facilities in Panama facilities have increased dramatically as well. “PIPSA’s service for the collection of sludge and bilge water is being recognized internationally. Clients are realizing what PIPSA has to offer through our Panama Sludge Report, through our sales and marketing efforts and word of mouth, reported President Anthony Misetich.Pipsa service vessel

It is PIPSA’s goal to become international shipping’s choice for marine sludge and bilge water collection in Latin America and for shipping transits from the Pacific or Atlantic oceans.




Global Market for Sludge Treatment and Odor Control to reach 9.2 Billion by 2019; Sludge Treatment Technologies Growing at 6.5% CAGR
BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, “Municipal and Industrial Sludge treatment and Odor Control: The Global Market,” the global sludge treatment and odor control market is forecast to reach nearly $6.9 billion by the end of year 2014. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period of 2014 to 2019 is estimated to be 5.9%. At this rate, the market value will reach $9.2 billion by 2019.

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Profile of Captain Hector Vaughan PIPSA General Manager
PIPSA’s General Manager is Captain Hector Vaughan, who is a veteran of the maritime industry in Panama. Captain Vaughan grew up in Panama but received his education at the California Maritime academy with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation. He also has degrees or is certified by the University of Missouri in Hazardous Materials/Incident Response,  Maritime Business Institute – Port Risk Management, CEPA Panama as an incident investigation officer and is an accredited board member of the Panama Maritime University.PIPSA Cptn Hector Vaughan

Captain Vaughan has responsibility for PIPSA’s operations in Panama, with a primary focus on recycling operations. This includes final preparation of recycled product into a “feed material” for the company’s RPRU recycling unit located at the PIPSA Terminal tank farm. His ability to oversee that phase of the recycling chain is key to the overall success for PIPSA’s collection of petroleum waste from international shipping into renewable fuel.

Captain Vaughan has worked in several maritime jobs previously to PIPSA including Manzanillo International Terminal, Transpan, CB Fenton as a Senior Boarding Officer and at Marine Oil Service(MOSSA) as a Barge Master, Port Captain and Transportation manager. Captain Vaughan presently holds an unlimited Master’s License from Panama’s Maritime Authority (AMP).

IMO has recognized that provision of reception facilities is crucial
by International Maritime Organization

IMO has recognized that provision of reception facilities is crucial for effective MARPOL implementation, and the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has strongly encouraged Member States, particularly those Parties to the MARPOL Convention as port States, to fulfil their treaty obligations on providing adequate reception facilities.PIPSA pipelines

At its 54th session in March 2006, the MEPC emphasized the importance of adequate reception facilities in the chain of implementation of the MARPOL Convention, and stated that the policy of “zero tolerance of illegal discharges from ships” could only be effectively enforced when there were adequate reception facilities in ports. Therefore the Committee urged all Parties to the MARPOL Convention, particularly port States, to fulfil their treaty obligations to provide reception facilities for wastes generated during the normal operation of ships. The Committee also agreed to develop a port reception facility database (PRFD) as a module of the IMO Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS).

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If you have any questions regarding this newsletter, please contact me at misetich@pipsa.com


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