MOU between «DP World» and «Trakhees » Requiring waste management service providers for ships to comply with «MARPOL»

18 Feb 2016


In another step aimed at strengthening the treatment of pollutants from ships at the port of Jebel Ali, DP World - UAE, the regulatory arm of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone in Dubai, signed memorandum of understanding with «Trakhees» to compel waste management service providers vessels by applying the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of ships known as «MARPOL Protocol».

Protocol prevents contamination of the environment resulting from the remnants of ships at sea and in port basins, and the International Convention for several modifications undergone according to special supplements issued by the International Maritime Organization.

Under the memorandum of understanding, the companies in dubai that work in the field of waste management will be requested to comply with protocol «MARPOL» within a specific deadline at the end of 2016. With the beginning of 2017 service providers who violate the terms of the International Maritime Organization Protocol and the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution will not be allowed to provide services to ships in the port of Jebel Ali.


The memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World - UAE, and Mr. Arif Dehail, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation - «Trakhees», in the presence of a number of officials at the two institutions.

 The memorandum of understanding pave the way for the Prevention of Pollution from ships' waste in the port of Jebel Ali through strict inspection that will be conducted by inspectors from «Trakhees», to ensure that the damage caused by the discharge of operations of the waste oil and other noxious liquid substances from ships during routine operations or in cases leakage accidents.

Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: «DP World is committed to reducing the environmental impact of their activities in order to achieve sustainability in every aspect of our operations. As a global central port, the operations teams in the Jebel Ali port is going to monitor any adverse effects that may result from the activities of companies and service providers, ships, and will work with the memorandum of understanding signed with licenses to enhance the efforts to implement regulations to prevent marine pollution and the International Maritime Organization to ensure matching all ships and service providers to the international standards own in this field. »

Mr. Arif Al Dehail, CEO of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone –Trakhees: «Trakhees works in cooperation with Dubai World Ports, With high responsibility to ensure the safety of the environment according to the highest international standards, and in this context comes the impose of the International Maritime Organization Protocol on service providers operating in Dubai, especially in the coming Jebel Ali Port. We thank DP World - UAE continued cooperation and look forward to raising the level of commitment and ensure the control of pollution in the port of Jebel Ali, through the application of the IMO MARPOL Protocol Initiative ».

The international Convention for the prevention of marine pollution from ships, including six appendices detailing the various rules and regulations to prevent pollution of the seas from several sources, and bunker fuel, liquid hazardous materials, canned chemicals, sewage, waste, air-induced emissions of ships and pollution.