U.S. Debates “Ridiculous” Ballast Water Situation

From The Maritime Executive. Published April 17, 2016. The U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Sub-Committee met with the Coast Guard last week in the House of Representatives to discuss regulatory matters and the confusion surrounding the requirements for treating...

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ICS Gears Up For Next MEPC Meeting

From Marine Log. Published on April 13, 2016. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made a number of submissions to IMO's Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) ahead of its next meeting, which will be held in London April 18-22. The submissions relate to...

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Ballast Water Treatment: More Dead Than Alive

From The Maritime Executive. Published on April 7, 2016. The U.S. Coast Guard’s preliminary rejection of the most probable number (MPN) method for determining the effectiveness of ballast water treatment systems has come under increasing fire from the industry and...

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US Rules In Place But Troubled Waters Ahead

From Ballast Water Treatment Technology. Published on April 5, 2016. In complete contrast to the situation in the rest of the world, the US has a functioning regulatory system in place but currently not a single treatment system has successfully navigated the full...

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Shipowners Are Caught Between Politics And Science

From Ballast Water Treatment Technology. Published on March 22, 2016. When the International Maritime Organization’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) enters into force, implementation will require a very large capital investment by the shipping industry in a...

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Ballast Water Convention May Not Need More Ratifications

From Marine Propulsion. Published on March 9, 2016. IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) could enter into force with no further flag state ratifications, IMO’s secretariat has confirmed to BWTT. In a break from its normal procedures, it is now updating its...

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Belgium Ratifies Ballast Water Management Convention

From The Maritime Executive. Published on March 7, 2016. On March 7, Belgium became the latest country to ratify the Ballast Water Management Convention. Aimed at preventing the spread of harmful and invasive aquatic species in ships' ballast water, the Convention...

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Jumping High For The USCG

From Ballast Water Treatment Technology. Published on February 29, 2016. Here in the UK, we have embarked on a divisive debate about our membership of the EU: should we stay or should we go? This is not the place to debate that argument, but one commentator reported a...

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US Chamber Weighs In On MPN decision

From The Motorship. Published on February 19, 2016. "The Chamber of Shipping of America has responded to the US Coast Guard’s preliminary decision on the MPN sampling method. It would prevent shipping companies from utilising one of the most environmentally friendly...

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Belgium Set To Ratify

From The Maritime Executive. Published on February 16, 2016. Today, Mouawad Consulting can announce that Belgium will ratify the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention during the first week of March. Belgium had a percentage gross tonnage of 0.43 percent as of...

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