From Lloyd’s List. Published on January 24, 2016.

The Panama Maritime Authority is pushing the International Maritime Organization to resolve key shipowner concerns regarding the ballast water management convention before it will ratify.

Lloyd’s List has seen an extract of a letter sent by the Panama administration confirming its intention to ratify the convention but listing some of the issues relating to the type-approval testing procedures for treatment systems and the ongoing differences between the US and the IMO.