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  • 1 June 2017

    The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention is scheduled to enter into force on September 8, 2017. However, a number of administrations have co-sponsored a proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that could delay the requirements for fitting ballast water treatment systems on existing vessels until 2019, North P&I Club informs.  During the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection […]

  • 22 December 2015

    Despite the fact that forty-seven countries have now ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention with Morocco and Ghana bringing the convention ever closer to entry into force, the question still remains on whether the requirement for parties to hold 35% of the world’s tonnage has been met. The convention will enter into force twelve months after […]

  • 14 October 2019

    On October 13, amendments to the IMO BWM Convention entered into force.

  • 8 March 2016

    Belgium has ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, becoming the latest country having done so. Although the number of countries stands at 48 in total with the gross tonnage of 34.82 %, which is still not enough for the convention’s entering into force. The convention adopted in 2004 is scheduled to enter into force 12 months […]

  • 23 December 2014

    IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the reconsideration by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) of its position towards the ratification by Governments of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention). Earlier this month ICS stated that it will “no longer actively discourage those governments that […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The Ballast Water Management (BWM) convention has not met its final entry-into-force requirement yet, the International Maritime Organization said. Together with partner IHS Maritime & Trade, IMO has been engaged in a process to verify tonnage figures to ascertain whether or not the BWM convention’s requirement has been met, and, although the process will continue for up to three more […]

  • 27 May 2016

    Saint Lucia has acceded to four IMO treaties including the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, what brings the number of states having accepted the convention to 50, representing 34.81% of the world’s merchant fleet tonnage.  The convention adopted in 2004 is scheduled to enter into force 12 months after passing the required gross tonnage threshold of 35% and […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    With Finland’s accession of the International Ballast Water Management Convention, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said that the remaining condition for entry into force has been met and therefore the BWM Convention is scheduled to enter into force on September 8, 2017. IMO has approved draft amendments to the Convention’s implementation scheme and if adopted in October 2016, then […]

  • 14 October 2014

    Turkey today (October 14, 2014) ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention 2004, bringing the number of Contracting States to 43 countries, representing approximately 32.54% of the global merchant shipping tonnage, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) reports. 35% of global tonnage will trigger entry into force of the Convention, which addresses the problem of invasive species being […]

  • 16 May 2017

    Saudi Arabia has ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, which is scheduled to enter into force on September 8, 2017. Saudi Arabia deposited its instrument of accession with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on April 27. The accession brings the number of contracting parties to the convention to 55, representing 53.67% of world’s merchant […]

  • 28 September 2018

    Installation of BWMS for many of ClassNK ships are highly concentrated in the year 2022.

  • 25 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) member state Indonesia is the latest country to sign the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, an international measure for environmental protection. The convention is aimed at preventing the spread of harmful and invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water, and requires ships to have procedures in place for ballast water management. Indonesia’s accession comes after capacity-building projects […]

  • 10 January 2017

    New Zealand has ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, which is scheduled to enter into force on September 8, 2017. The accession brings the number of states party to the convention to 54, representing 53.30% of the world’s merchant fleet tonnage. Designed to counter the threat to marine ecosystems by potentially invasive species transported in ships’ ballast […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    Jamaica and Malta have become the latest states to sign up to the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention – the international treaty requiring ships to manage their ballast water to help stop the spread of invasive aquatic species across the globe. The convention entered into force on September 8 and a total of 65 signatories now represent […]

  • 4 July 2017

    The 71st session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) has started at International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters in London. A key item on the agenda is the implementation of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention which is scheduled to enter into force on September 8, 2017. The committee will consider draft amendments to the […]

  • 9 June 2017

    Three more states have become party to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention scheduled to enter into force on September 8, 2017.  The Bahamas deposited its instrument of accession with the IMO on June 8 following accessions by Singapore on the same day and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 6, according […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    A project promoting the implementation of an international treaty stemming the transfer of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water has been concluded at a meeting of stakeholders from governments, the shipping industry and UN bodies, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said.  The final meeting of the GloBallast Global Project Task Force (GPTF) was held in […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    As the ratification of the Bunker tankers (BWM) Convention approaches, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is now considering whether to grant exemptions for vessels operating in a limited geographical area from the requirement to manage ballast water, rather than the current exemption provisions where each individual ship must make its case. This follows a proposal to define and […]

  • 21 October 2014

    The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted measures to help accelerate the entry into force and implementation of the key international convention designed to eradicate the global spread of harmful organisms in ships’ ballast water at its 67th session (13 to 17 October 2014). “Governments attending IMO’s MEPC this week have made real progress towards agreeing solutions to major […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Postponement of entry into force of the obligatory requirements set out in the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention has had a detrimental impact on European maritime technology manufacturers, SEA Europe association said. Namely, European manufacturers that have invested time and resources into the development of BWM systems have, over time, seen their ‘first mover’ positions being eroded by […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company Safe Bulkers has agreed with Erma First, a Greece based company, to install a Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) across its fleet of 38 vessels. The first installation of Erma First BWTS is expected to take place during the company’s next dry-docking scheduled for the first quarter of 2018. The installation […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Regulation & policy, Rules & Regulation

    The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) — an important international treaty which helps prevent the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species by ships — now covers more than 90 per cent of world merchant shipping tonnage.