Tag archives: Ballast Water

Wärtsilä wins BWMS order for three new container vessels

Wärtsilä has received another important order for its Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). Three new container ships being built for a major European shipping company at the Jinhai Shipyard ...

ICS welcomes progress on maritime environment issues at MEPC

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the progress made, in London last week, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on several important environmental issues.  

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Shipping industry faces major dilemma on ballast water management

The Round Table (RT) of International Shipping Organisations (comprising BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, Intercargo and INTERTANKO) is deeply concerned if the international convention to regulate ships’ ballast water ...

Spreading the word on ballast water management – new free online tools launched

A new online learning portal including a free e-learning course on the Operational Aspects of Ballast Water Management (BWM) was launched today (27 April 2015) by the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships ...

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING: First retrofit work for Ballast Water Management System completed

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING conducted its first retrofit installation of Ballast Water Management System (BWMS retrofit work). The first retrofitting work was done in 2013 at TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. on ...

KR becomes first Asian class society to gain USCG authorization to perform BWM tests

Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - announces that it has been accepted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as an Independent Laboratory (IL) to undertake tests, inspections ...

IMO launches online surveys on ballast water management systems

All stakeholders involved in the testing, approval, fitting and operation of ballast water management systems (BWMS) are being invited to complete online surveys, as a part of an International Maritime ...

Wärtsilä explosion proof (EX) -certified Ballast Water Management Systems ordered for new chemical tankers

A series of eight new 33,000 DWT chemical tankers, currently under construction in Asia, will feature Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) each of which is ...

IMO Secretary-General welcomes revised shipping industry stance on ballast water

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 ...

ICS changes position on ratification by governments of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention

The global trade association for merchant shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has modified its stance towards the ratification by governments of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water ...

Wärtsilä ballast water management systems will enable Japanese bulk carriers to achieve compliance with environmental regulations

Six new bulk carriers, being built at the Namura and Onomichi shipyards in Japan, are to be fitted with 12 Wärtsilä Aquarius UV ballast water management systems (BWMS). The ...

Wärtsilä Aquarius EC BWMS granted USCG acceptance

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has granted Alternate Management System (AMS) acceptance for Wärtsilä’s Aquarius EC Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). This allows all US and foreign ...

Nippon Yuka Kogyo's SKY-System receives approval from MLIT

On October 21, Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co. Ltd., an NYK Group company, received approval from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for the SKY-System (ballast-water management ...

Polar Code and ballast water management on agenda at IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 67th session from 13 to 17 October 2014, at IMO Headquarters in London.

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Final shipping industry lobbying for ballast convention solution before next week’s crucial IMO meeting

The global shipping industry, comprising about 70,000 ships, is expected to have to invest around $US100 Billion in new ballast water treatment systems once the International Maritime Organization (IMO ...

Wärtsilä wins biggest ever single owner order for Ballast Water Management Systems

A total of 22 bulk carriers, being built by Yangzhou Guoyu Shipbuilding Co. Ltd in China for Singapore based Pioneer Marine, will feature Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS ...

Shipping industry proposes solutions to Ballast Convention implementation problems

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – in co-operation with a wide coalition of international shipping organisations – has submitted an important paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that proposes a ...

ICS meets in Cyprus

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal global trade association for shipowners representing over 80% of the world merchant fleet – met in Limassol, Cyprus last week for its Annual ...

Wärtsilä wins major offshore contract for its systems including BWMS

A new semi-submersible accommodation and construction vessel (floatel) being built for Floatel International AB, the Swedish offshore floatel owner and operator, will feature two Wärtsilä AQUARIUS UV ballast water ...

Serious Ballast Water Management Convention problems still need to be resolved by IMO

The global shipping industry - represented by the International chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Intercargo, Intertanko, World Shipping Council (WSC), CLIA and IPTA - has voiced continuing concern about serious implementation problems ...

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