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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will no longer actively discourage the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention, since the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed to address industry concerns over the regulation.

With regulatory deadlines looming, it is becoming more evident there is uncertainty among shipowners and manufacturers about the "solutions" being developed to meet the demands of these regulations being driven by environmental concerns.

It may have taken almost three years, the efforts of almost the entire shipping industry, but member states of IMO finally agreed last month to revise the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.

An NYK Group company has gained Japanese government approval for its “breakthrough” ballast water management system (BWMS) that does not require drydocking for installation.

The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) is just 2.98% of the world fleet away from ratification after Japan signed up to the convention today.

DFDS is “hopeful” that bilateral agreements between some states in Europe can be reached on exemptions from having to comply with the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention on all shortsea routes.

London-based International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has reiterated its call for governments to see sense concerning the proposed implementation of the IMO Ballast Water Management (BMW) Convention.

The state of regulation in the shipping industry got a thorough airing at the International Chamber of Shipping's (ICS) annual International Shipping Conference in London this week.

For owners of older vessels or those that sail on fixed routes Damen Shipyards Group is displaying its unique mobile ballast water treatment system at SMM.

Denmark, one of Europe’s leading investors in environmental shipping technology, will lobby for shortsea shipping to be exempt from the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention at IMO’s next Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in October.

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