Ballast Water Treatment

Coalition Calls for Action on Vessel Discharge Legislation

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and a broad-based coalition of organizations that rely on marine vessels to transport essential cargoes said a uniform national

BWMC's Entry Into Force Imminent

Jacqueline Tan, Senior Claims Executive at the UK P&I Club, commented on the ballast water management controls coming into force:  “The coming into force of the

US, German Agencies Partner for BWMS System Testing

New cooperation provides manufacturers of ballast water management systems (BWMS) with an opportunity to obtain German and U.S. type approvals from a single test   NSF International,

Bawat Gains USCG’s AMS Acceptance

The ballast water management system developed by Danish company Bawat A/S has been granted U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Alternate Management System (AMS) acceptance

Two New Ships Enter the CMA CGM Fleet

Containerships CMA CGM Loire and CMA CGM Ural were delivered to the CMA CGM Group on February 5 and entered the fleet on February 13 and 14, respectively, marking

Servowatch Technology Puts Cathelco BWTS Ahead

Servowatch Systems’ cooperation with UK-based Cathelco has resulted in what is claimed to be the most technically advanced new generation ballast water treatment system (BWTS) on the market.

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Report Released

The 2014 Summary of Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Management activities was released by the Great Lakes Ballast Water Working Group (BWWG) Thursday.   The

Chemical-free BallastMaster Certified by DNV GL

The GEA Westfalia Separator Group received Class Approval from the DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd) in December 2014 for its ballast water management system BallastMaster ultraV 250.

Ballast Water Rules Create Conundrum for Shipowners

Speaking today before a conference on ballast water treatment regulation, World Shipping Council President Chris Koch outlined the conundrum facing the maritime

NOG Secures SW and Ballast Systems Contract

Mainboard listed Technics Oil and Gas Limited (Technics) a full service integrator of compression systems and process modules for the global offshore oil and gas sector, announced that its 40.

RayClean BWTS Earns USCG AMS Acceptance

DESMI Ocean Guard’s RayClean Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) has earned Alternate Management System (AMS) acceptance from the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

ASRY Chosen by KOTC for 19-ship Repair Deal

One of the largest exclusive ship repair block agreement in Arabian Gulf history, worth over $33 million, signed between ASRY and Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, extends to mid-2017.

Ecochlor BWTS Chosen for 8 New Bulkers

Times Navigation, Inc. has selected Ecochlor, Inc. to provide ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for installation on a fleet of eight new CROWN63 (63,500 DWT)

The 2nd Ballast Water Management Summit

Sign-up for this year’s most in-depth exchange of information and best venue for BWT stakeholders to network and meet regulatory peers is underway.   Infocast’s

The Ballast Water Management Conundrum

U.S. System Approvals are Key; Detailed Pre-Planning Urged Ten years on, there’s little certain about ballast water management regulations that the industry can

N-KOM Sees Increased Tanker Business

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), which recently celebrated its fourth year in operation, has seen an increasing number of tankers dry docking at its facility in Qatar.

Editorial: BWTS. Like it or Not, Here it Comes

With age comes perspective, and in my 20 plus years reporting on this industry I have seen my fair share of regulation that has served to ‘raise the hackles’ of ship owners.

UNDP and IMO Chiefs Meet

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark met International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at IMO Headquarters on January 20,

BWTS Retrofit for UK Casualty Ship

Houlder working with A&P Group toward the installation of ballast water treatment equipment on RFA Argus    The U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s RFA Argus serves

Georgia Ratifies IMSO, Ballast Water Management Treaties

Georgia has become the 100th Party to the Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organization (IMSO C 1976) and accepted the 2008 amendments, the International

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