Environmental Management is described as the process of minimizing all the environmental impacts, increasing their operating efficiency, and obliging with the regulations.All ships that carry the flag of a country that has signed MARPOL 73/78 protocol (The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) are obliged to obey the rules in all circumstances, despite the sailing destination. Nations members of the MARPOL are responsible for all of their vessels to carry the requirements. Regulations for preventing garbage pollution from ships forces companies to examine the monthly volume of garbage generated by their vessels.
All ships that are certified to carry 15 persons or more and all ships above 100 gross tonnages and every fixed or floating platform must have a garbage management plan on board. Each vessel is liable to dispose of its garbage either periodically or continuously.
Ships need to carry a Garbage Record Book to record the disposal and incineration operations. This book needs to be archived two years after the date of the last entry. The main subjects included are the date, time, position of the ship (latitude and longitude), category of the garbage, the estimated amount incinerated or discharged, and the signature of the officer in charge of the operation. These practices improve the health and safety of personnel, the public, and the environment. The advantages of these reports are pollution prevention and conservation of resources. Organizations that manage their waste, according to MARPOL, reduce their costs, increase their efficiency, and comply with regulatory requirements.
With the NOZZLE Environmental Management Records module, you can reduce the risk of non-compliance and ascertain whether the goals defined by your organization are achievable or not. It is possible to manage waste with this proactive approach. NOZZLE databank has a predefined garbage activity list, and changes can be made to it depending on the company's needs. New garbage items can be defined; others can be removed. When the fleet size increases, tracking all the garbage records becomes a hassle, but NOZZLE helps companies filter their ships, the garbage category, and the time interval (monthly or yearly).
The company can configure the NOZZLE intelligent job flow system to send notifications and reminders to the vessel responsible for entering the garbage data into the system. These assigned jobs make it inevitable for the ships to enter their garbage records regularly into the NOZZLE Environmental Management Record section.Regular data entries help data accumulate and follow the monthly garbage on the Ship Fleet. The assigned superintendent or office personnel can view and review these data.
The use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to analyze the ships' garbage will help companies manage their environmental and operational performance to expand their goals and objectives. Companies that measure, collect and analyze their environmental performance index are naturally advantageous. The Environmental Management Analysis within NOZZLE Analysis & KPI helps companies analyze and monitor all kinds of reports of the total amount of garbage generated by each vessel. Companies can set monthly, yearly, garbage content-based, volume-based targets and get notified when data differs from their targets. With the NOZZLE Business Intelligence, it is possible to compare all ship fleets and analyze their garbage with this collected data. Good reporting improves the Industry's confidence in a company and reliable management of risks and liabilities can lead to reduced insurance costs.