Interactive Database of Port Specific Discharge Regulations
As a resource to the maritime community, MERC is developing a searchable database of ship discharge regulations for ports around the world. The primary objective of this map-based resource is to disseminate up-to-date environmental regulations to vessel operators, owners, and crews, which will in turn prevent unnecessary regulation infractions and environmental degradation.  This is a living database that is constantly being updated and expanded with port specific information on:
    1. Port Information listed:
  1. – Territorial Waters
  2. – Air Emissions
  3. – Oily Water
  4. – Soild Waste
  5. – Black Water
  6. – Gray Water
  7. – Ballast Water
  8. – Fuel Restrictions
  9. – Port Contact Information


  1. This effort is funded by the U.S. Maritime Administration and is conducted in partnership with GloBallast, the GEF/UNDP/IMO Global Ballast Water Management Program.
  3. Help populate, update, and expand this database by contacting us at