MGN 563 Port Waste Reception Facilities and management planning

Revised waste notication form for Ports and Terminals that undertake Port Waste Management Planning.


MGN 563 (M+F) Guidance on the merchant shipping and fishing vessels (port waste reception facilities) regulations 2003 and amendments

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.



The purpose of issuing this MGN is to replace Annex A. Annex A sets out a revised waste notification form which is to be used by ships’ masters when delivering waste to port reception facilities. Further information on the amending waste notification form is set out in paragraph 1.2.

Consequential changes in relation to amending regulations changes have been made to paragraph 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 4.1, 7.1, and 7.2.

The MGN now has an Annex E, containing an updated version of the ‘Port Waste Management Planning – A Guide to Good Practice’. Text in relation to Regional planning from the Booklet have been moved into the body of the MGN set out in paragraphs 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 12.6 and 12.7.

Published 25 January 2017
Last updated 12 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated MGN
  2. First published.