According to the Finnish legislation, the master of the vessel or a person appointed by him must submit a notification confirmed by Finnish Transport Safety Agency regarding the waste and cargo residues on board no later than 24 hours before arriving at the port, or immediately after departing from the previous port, if the travel time is less than 24 hours. Vessels must deliver all the waste and cargo residues on board to the collection stations of the port.
Liquid waste must be delivered to the port security in a sealed, tight container, which is clearly marked with the contents of the container and the originating vessel.
Port of Kemi has one waste collection station for hazardous waste. Hazardous waste is only accepted upon order, the order must be made to the port security no later than 24 hours before the delivery of the waste. E.g. batteries, fluorescent lights, chemicals and other liquid waste are hazardous wastes.
Pharmaceutical waste from vessels is to be sorted, carefully packed and delivered to the agent of the vessel or to the port security. The pharmaceutical waste package must contain a catalog of the contents, signed by the master of the vessel.
A notification to the port security must be submitted at least 24 h before delivering black water. In Port of Kemi, the black water discharging points are in port of Ajos, on quays 3 and 4.