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We would like to remind our customers that as of 1st March 2018, shippers will now be responsible for determining whether or not their cargo is hazardous to the marine environment – HME.

Cargo must be classified in accordance with the criteria of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Appendix I to MARPOL Annex V lays out the classification criteria. Vessels will be also required to use a new garbage record book which will be split into two parts as follows:

Part 1 – Garbage other than cargo residues

This part is for garbage generated on board and now includes electronic waste items known as E – waste. This is for items such as computers and printer cartridges generated on board the vessel.

Part 2 –Cargo residues

This part is to record the disposal of cargo residues. Residues are split into two categories HME or Non HME.

For more information on the requirements and to order this log book, please contact our team on 01542 841245 or info@poseidonnavigation.com