Alfa Laval has confirmed a deal to supply 30 ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) over the next four years to the entire fleet of Oslo-based Bulkship Management.
De Nora reports that its Balpure ballast water treatment system has received US Coast Guard (USCG) approval, becoming the 15th BWTS to be certified by the USCG.
Operational issues with many installed ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) have been highlighted by both Intertanko and ABS, but is it all the fault of the manufacturers?
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is one of three partners in a new project launched this week to combat biofouling and the negative impacts of the transfer of aquatic species.
Optimarin has inked a new agreement with Höegh Autoliners for 10 retrofitted ballast water treatment (BWT) systems, a contract that follows previous individual orders over the past two years for the shipowner’s ro-ro fleet.
With all the focus on complying with the 2020 sulphur cap the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention) has slipped off the agenda with the need to comply seemingly an accepted fact whatever the individual’s view on how the regulation has been executed.
Outgoing Intercargo chairman John Platsidakis took a number of swipes at regulators during his farewell speech at the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners’ agm in London this week.
Japanese classification society ClassNK is advising owners to fit ballast water management systems (BWMS) well ahead of time as it sees a large spike in retrofit numbers in 2022.