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Ballast water management

Lloyds manages Coldharbour’s BWMS testing
Lloyd’s Register (LR) will oversee UK-based Coldharbour Marine’s ballast water management systems (BWMS) tests, as required by the US Coast Guard (USCG) in its type approval process. 20 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
BV launches ballast water management app
Bureau Veritas has launched a new e-business solution to help the shipping industry meet the Ballast Water Management deadline for certificates and approved plans by September. 17 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Goltens gas carrier BWMS retrofit
Norway-owned Goltens will manage the engineering and retrofit installation of OceanSaver ballast water management systems (BWMS) onboard two of BP Shipping’s gas carriers. 12 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
USCG flags ballast water management breaches
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has reacted to ‘a number of reports’ of vessels discharging untreated ballast water, reminding operators that sequential exchange affords compliance only under IMO rules. 06 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
MEPC set to amend BWM timeframe
The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) appears set to approve amendments to its Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention giving many ships additional time to install systems. 06 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Multi-system BWMS deals for Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval has reported two major frame agreements covering the delivery of more than 50 PureBallast systems on tankers and bulk carriers over a three-year period. 04 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Miura BWMS advances towards US approval
Japanese ballast water management system manufacturer Miura Co has completed an environmental test that it says represents a landmark on its way to US Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. 04 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Bulk carrier BWT challenges highlighted
Intercargo has proposed "extended ballast water exchange" be used for bulk carriers fitted with gravity discharged topside tanks, to retain vessel efficiency and avoid substantial modification. 03 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Yards and suppliers voice concern over BWM delays
Industry bodies representing European shipyards and equipment suppliers have voiced opposition to further delays to the implementation of IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. 03 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Timing is everything in BWMS talks
By the time our July/August magazine is published, the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee will have debated proposals to postpone the installation timeframe associated with the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, due to enter force on 8 September. The Motorship presents reaction to the proposal from industry stakeholders. 27 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Making sure your BWMS really works
System selection and installation are just the first challenges when it comes to operating a ballast water management system (BWMS), writes Ioannis Stefanou, group technical director, Wallem Shipmanagement 23 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Optimarin signs service agreement with Goltens
Norway-headquartered Optimarin has signed an agreement with Netherlands-based Goltens Green Technologies which will provide it with a global network of spare parts and engineers. 20 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
IMO urged to back BWM installation extension
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has urged the IMO to back a proposal seeking a two-year extension to the installation timeframe for ballast water treatment systems. 19 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
VDC uses robotic technology in BWT installation
Vancouver Drydock Co (VDC) has installed a ballast water treatment (BWT) system on Louis Dreyfus’ 'Ile de Batz' special purpose/cable layer vessel using new technology. 02 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Sembcorp adds Coldharbour BWMS to retrofit solutions
Singapore shipyard group Sembcorp Marine is to offer Coldharbour Marine’s inert-gas ballast water management system as part of its Green Technology Retrofit (GTR) service ship owners. 29 May 2017 - The Motorship
Hansun to distribute Coldharbour products in China
Inert gas and ballast water treatment supplier Coldharbour Marine has signed a contract with Hansun (Shanghai) Marine Technology market and distribute Coldharbour products in mainland China. 25 May 2017 - The Motorship
Wisby and Hoegh retrofits for Optimarin
Optimarin has signed contracts with Wisby Tankers and Hoëgh Autoliners to install its market proven Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) on five existing vessels. 16 May 2017 - The Motorship
Bulk carriers face BWM challenges
Ahead of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting in July, bulk carrier association Intercargo has outlined some of the difficulties facing the segment as it looks to implement the requirements of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. 25 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Water production concept to eliminate BWMS installations
A system enabling cruiseships to continuously produce potable water from seawater – in the process eliminating the need for a ballast water treatment system – is to receive its prototype installation onboard Costa Cruises vessel ‘Costa Serena’ in May 2017. 20 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Ecochlor BWT systems for Minerva Marine vessels
Ecochlor has signed an agreement with Minerva Marine for the potential supply of ballast water treatment (BWT) systems for up to 30 its vessels in accordance with the IMO and USCG implementation plan. 19 Apr 2017 - The Motorship