Marine transportation is a growing market, over the last decades, the vessel fleet and transcontinental trade have constantly been increasing and are expected to continue to increase over the next decade. With growth also come waste products and disposals and it’s important to have a proper and eco friendly disposals plan for when your ship and or fleet need disposal services.

Marpol is the international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational and accidental.

Our Solution

Panama Ship Services offers a cost-effective, reliable, comprehensive service for all the collection and proper handling of marine disposals generated by all ships calling port at the Panama Canal in accordance with Marpol. We are committed to provide marine disposals services with the most safely and environmentally friendly methods as possible at the Panama Canal.


Panama Ship Services is fully equipped to remove the slop, sludge disposal (bilge water diposal).

  • Slops – ballast water and tank washing residues (5% of petroleum products freighted, including water)
  • Sludge – Fuel residues from engine room (1%-2% of bunker consumption)
  • Bilge Water- Mixture of oil and water accumulated at the bottom of the vessel

Panama Ship Service will remove the oil, transport the oil for safe disposal and recycle the slop oil into usable products such as electricity production and cement kiln. The customer will then be issued with a safe disposal certificate with the total amount discharged.


Revised MARPOL Annex V sets new regulatory requirements regarding the disposal of garbage from ships and it came into force at the beginning of this year. The new amendments prohibit the disposal of almost all kinds of garbage at sea with the exemption under specific requirements of food waste, cargo residues contained in wash water and environmental friendly cleaning agents. As a result of these regulations more and more ships are disposing their ship-generated waste to reception facilities ashore.

We at Panama Ship Service are engaged and committed with a clean environment, assisting and providing Ships with the disposal of plastic, food and domestic wasted, cooking oil at both sides of the Panama Cana at the Port of Balboa in Panama City and Port of Cristobal in Colon.

If you need assistance with your ship, and fleet management services while transiting the Panama Canal

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