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  • 22 March 2017

    Shipowners’ interest is being diverted away from the recycling market with secondhand vessel values rising, according to Clarksons.  This causes new tonnage in the market to generate firm competition between cash buyers. The number of Capesize bulk carriers sold for demolition in the year to date is down by around 66% compared to the same […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 September 2017

    The shipping industry may collectively need to spend around USD 100 billion in order to install the new ballast water treatment systems that will be required by law in order to become compliant with the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention that will enter into force on September 8, 2017. Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) entered into force on September 8, 2017.  Adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2004, the measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water requires vessels to manage […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    There are still numerous operational and technical challenges owners face once the BWM system is installed.

  • 9 February 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Qatar has become the latest state to sign up to the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities & Government, Regulation & policy, Rules & Regulation

    Due to the ongoing disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Coast Guard has given owners more time to meet the Ballast Water Management Regulation for vessels with compliance dates before April 1, 2021. Specifically, closed drydocks, travel restrictions in many parts of the world, as well as social distancing requirements and the […]

  • 11 July 2017

    Honduras has acceded to the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC), becoming the 61st country to do so.  The signatories now represent 68.46 % of the world’s merchant fleet tonnage. Ivan Romero Martinez, Ambassador of Honduras to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of Honduras to the IMO, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters in […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

      The implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) has been a hot topic these days, especially since there are a lot of uncertainties surrounding the issue such as applicability dates, and installation costs, to name a few. Following the BWM Convention’s entry into force on September 8, it is estimated that tens of thousands of ships will […]

  • 30 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Scrapping activity is to rekindle due to IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention.

  • 19 June 2017

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)  has urged the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to back the proposal from a broad coalition of governments that would result in postponing the implementation dates for installing new ballast water treatment systems.   “If this pragmatic proposal is agreed, this would allow shipping companies to identify and invest in far […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Alfa Laval: Shipowners should take at least nine months for the planning process prior to BWTS installation.

  • 20 April 2020
    Equipment, Technology

    French provider of UV-based water treatment technology BIO-UV Group has received IMO & USCG type approval for its next-generation low flow rate ballast water treatment system range. The BIO-SEA L Easy-to-Fit system had to undergo new type approval testing as it incorporates a completely new UV-reactor, designed to meet market demand from the luxury yacht, expedition cruise and offshore […]

  • 2 February 2010

    OceanSaver announced today the signing of the world’s first major Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) contract for large ships. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world leading shipbuilder, has secured OceanSaver Ballast Water Management Systems for three supertankers (VLCCs) on order for Oman Shipping Company (OSC).

  • 30 April 2015

    India’s Union Cabinet approved the introduction of the Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and accession to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (Ballast Water Management Convention) of International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Convention requires all new ships to implement an approved Ballast Water and Sediments Management Plan. All […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    An amended implementation scheme for ships to comply with the D-2 biological standard under the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) was tentatively accepted at the 71st session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) informed. The scheme, if approved by the committee on July 7, will be circulated to […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Optimarin expects rise in BWTS demand, as shipowners move to comply with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention.

  • 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 […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry said that it will support proposals under which the shipowners would be granted a five-year trial period to comply with the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC). Although having ratified the BWMC, the registry recognized the difficulties and possible complications caused by its introduction, both in the implementation process as […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    Oldendorff Carriers has teamed up with Erma First to make its ships compliant with ballast water management convention.

  • 21 December 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    De Nora has received type-approval from the United States Coastguard for its BALPURE ballast water treatment system.