With respect to the above-mentioned, BIMCO had already reported the same via the following news articles:
The Port Everglades Tariff (Link: Port Everglades Tariff No. 12 ) see Item No. 1015, prohibits the discharge of ballast water in the Port. Though this has been in force since 2006, many ship operators and owners were not aware of the same until March this year. Research showed this tariff was not communicated publically to the industry. This obviously has a significant impact on vessels operating there. As a result, the communication lines between various sectors of the industry including CSA members with high level port officials are open. CSA hopes that the Port will resolve this by aligning itself with the USCG regulations and the VGP rather than prohibiting ballast discharge, even treated ballast, all together. CSA will continue to be involved in this issue and advise once new information is available.
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