BWT on Agenda for IMarEST

press release
Friday, November 18, 2011

The introduction of non-native species via the discharge of ship’s ballast water is one of the main threats to marine biodiversity, with alien species often capable of out-competing native species – effective ballast water management (BWM) and the dissemination of good practice are thus essential throughout the marine community, which is why the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is the host of a BWM Special Interest Group, the Ballast Water Expert Group (BWEG).


‘Friends of BWEG’ include the International Maritime Organization’s GloBallast Partnerships Project, which is supporting the inaugural IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference, with its theme ‘Impending Convention Requirements and Challenges’.
 

Being held in London on Thursday 23 - Friday 24 February 2012 the highly topical conference is chaired by Tom Mackey, Chairman Hyde Marine and Co-Chairman of BWEG, with keynote addresses by his co-Chair, Dr David Wright, University of Maryland – ‘The challenge of achieving compliance – is it physically possible?’; and Chris Wiley, Chairman IMO BW Working Group – ‘Overview of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention’. February’s event will build on the highly successful 2nd IMO-GloBallast and IMarEST Shipbuilders’ Forum on the Ballast Water Management Convention, held on 25 October 2011 in Istanbul (following the first such Forum held in November 2010, Singapore) with conference sessions covering ‘Ratification and Regional Initiatives’; ‘Compliance and Monitoring’; ‘Systems and Solutions’; ‘Case Histories’; and ‘Owners and Operators’.


These include presentations on ‘Enforcement of the BWMC by Port State Control’; ‘Ensuring a level playing field’; ‘US perspectives: USCG, US EPA, STEP and State Views’; ‘Choosing the right system for your ship’; ‘Retrofit challenges: When, how and where’;  ‘ IMO alternative: Are port based solutions a complete answer?’; ‘Ballast water for a thirsty world’: ‘Fresh water on LNG return ballast run’; ‘Owner’s view: A convention too far’;  ‘Is there a collective owners’ position?’; and ‘Can engineers meet the deadlines imposed on shipping?’.
 

There will also be a Round Table Discussion on ‘Regional problems of ratification’; and panels devoted to ‘Type approval procedures’; ‘Technology Panel: Developers and suppliers answer delegates’ questions’; and an Owners panel.
Registration for the two day event, which includes a conference reception on 23 February, is now open, with an early bird saving of £100 for those registering prior to 9 January; there are also preferential rates for IMarEST Members and representatives of IMarEST Marine Partner organisations.
 

Further information is available from events@imarest.org; www.imarest.org/events; or +44 (0)20 7382 2636; and from IMarEST at Aldgate House, 33 Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1EN.
 


People & Company News

MN100: All American Marine, Inc.

The Company: All American Marine Inc. was founded in 1987 and specializes in the construction of custom tailored aluminum boats from 30 to 150 feet LOA. Today,

Five Minutes with Paul Switzer

Five minutes with Paul Switzer - Manager, Shipbuilding & Offshore, Viega   For readers not familiar with Viega, please give a ‘birds eye’ view, putting the company

MN100: Reintjes GmbH

The Company: Founded in 1979, Reintjes GmbH is an independent propulsion technology company that manufactures thousands of gearboxes annually. More than 90,000

Environmental

Lucas Marine, Harbor Breeze Cruises Partner to Cut Fuel Costs

Lucas Marine is partnering with Harbor Breeze Corporation to help reduce the yacht charter and cruise company's fuel costs, maintenance and environmental impact in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.

Fednav Welcomes Innovative Ballast System at Indiana Port

Fednav Limited, the largest international bulk shipowner in Canada, welcomed to the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, the Federal Caribou, one of seven new oceangoing

2015 Congestion Affected Long Beach Port's Air Quality

Pollution around the Port of Long Beach has been dramatically cut over the last decade, however, according to the latest study, lingering effects from ships at

Marine Equipment

Better Turbocharger Performance, Proven Tech

Engineer wisdom: Nothing is worse as the right idea at the wrong time. But with the new ECOCHARGE Two-Stage Turbocharging System MAN D&T has reached both goals.

Royal IHC Upgrades TSHD Pump for Van Oord

Royal IHC informs it has completed the upgrade of the underwater pump and jet water system on trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) VOLVOX TERRANOVA for Van Oord.

ACE Winches Bags Order from Vard

Deck machinery specialist ACE Winches said it has been awarded a spooling contract with Vard Group AS for Norway’s largest construction vessel.   The scope of work includes the spooling of two 3,

Marine Science

Global Climate Change Threatens Papahānaumokuākea Marine

Despite its remote location in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument faces a looming threat of global climate change that

SC Fisheries Research Vessel Repowered

A fisheries research vessel operated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), was recently repowered with new eco-friendly fuel-efficient engines from Volvo Penta.

Fighting Barnacle Buildup with Biology

New research solves a mystery behind the gunk that sticks to the bottoms of ships.   The coating of barnacles and other growth along the bottoms of vessels is more than just an eyesore.

Ballast Water Treatment

Fednav Welcomes Innovative Ballast System at Indiana Port

Fednav Limited, the largest international bulk shipowner in Canada, welcomed to the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, the Federal Caribou, one of seven new oceangoing

Fednav's New Bulker Features High-tech BWT System

Fednav Limited,  an  international bulk shipowner in Canada, has welcomed to the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor, the Federal Caribou, one of seven new oceangoing

First Ballast Water Port Solution Completes Tests

Successful shipboard testing has shown that Damen Green Solutions’ InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment solution is capable of providing an IMO type approved

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0988 sec (10 req/sec)