Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans (eBook)

Published Date

June 2020

Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans (eBook)

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The second edition of the ICS Garbage Management Plans has been published to help shipping companies comply with the latest requirements of the IMO International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), Annex V (regarding treatment and disposal of garbage). 

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It provides updated advice to shipping companies on requirements for ships to prepare and implement Garbage Management Plans, in accordance with some important IMO amendments to MARPOL Annex V, which entered into force globally in 2013, 2017 and 2018. It also includes a complementary poster on marine plastics.

Overview of latest IMO amendments

Amendments in force since 2013 include: increased application of the regulations, expanding their scope by broadening the definition of what constitutes garbage and introducing a general prohibition of its discharge into the marine environment (with very limited exceptions).

Amendments in force since 2017 make the environment-related provisions of the IMO Polar Code (applicable to Annex V) mandatory.

Amendments in force since March 2018 include: definition of 'E-waste'; new criteria to establish whether or not 'cargo residues' are harmful to the marine environment; and a new format of the Garbage Record Book which has been divided into two parts.

Complementary IMO Guidelines


This second edition takes full account of the IMO 2017 Guidelines for Implementation of MARPOL Annex V, which are intended to provide a uniform format for the development of Plans and to assist ship operators to implement Regulation 10 of MARPOL Annex V.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for the shipping industry, representing shipowners and operators in all sectors and trades.

ICS membership comprises national shipowners' associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world's merchant tonnage.

Established in 1921, ICS is concerned with all technical, legal, employment affairs and policy issues that may affect international shipping.

ICS represents shipowners with the various intergovernmental regulatory bodies that impact on shipping, including the
International Maritime Organization

ICS also develops best practices and guidance, including a wide range of
publications and free resources that are used by ship operators globally.

Title: Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans (eBook)
Subtitle: as required by MARPOL Annex V. Second Edition
Product Code: MA1010EA
ISBN: 978-1-9162322-7-3
Published Date: June 2020

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