35 States (five more than the required 30) have ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. While the tonnage target has yet to be met we are seeing focus shifting towards compliance options. While for most shipowners, the appropriate compliance option is to invest in onboard systems, are there other options for some owners? If so, ... Read more.
Tag: Ballast Water
It’s a brand new week and a brand new world for shipping and greenhouse gas emissions. While I ponder the new world and read others’ views of the outcome in the FT, Lloyd’s List, Carbon Positive and the IMO’s own reports, I want to remind us all that MEPC is not just about greenhouse gas ... Read more.
The Ballast Water Management Convention could be in force as early as 2012. If you have existing ships, you should be planning for retrofitting a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) now and ordering new ships with a system installed. The good news is that there are a number already available. But how do you decide ... Read more.