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Ballast Water Treatment

Navigating the New Norm

Christopher J. Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

How technology, skills and expectations are shaping our maritime future   It is not business as usual in the world where we do business. Things are changing. And the speed and scale of these changes will be unprecedented and disruptive: Changing business landscapes and energy profiles;

Envirocleanse LLC inTank™ BWTS Completes Type Approval Testing

The inTank BWTS uses a unique dispersion system patented by the US Geological Survey for mixing the active substance in the ballast tanks.

Envirocleanse LLC, division of Charter Brokerage, a BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY company, announces the completion of all land-based and shipboard testing for its patented inTank Ballast Water Treatment System.   Having successfully concluded these tests, Envirocleanse will now be submitting application in

Damen’s BWM in Eight EU Ports

Pic: Damen Shipyards Group

 Ship owners are now able to treat their unmanaged ballast water or load cleaned ballast water in eight different Northern European ports using Damen’s unique IMO certified InvaSave ballast water management system.    In a cooperation between Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC),

What Next for BWM Regulation?

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Protecting marine ecosystems from potentially harmful invasive aquatic species transported in ships’ ballast water is an important part of International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s work to protect the marine environment.    The treaty supporting this is the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention,

Ballast-free LNG Carrier Concept Gets LR Approval

The maritime industry has taken a step closer toward ballast free shipping with the award of a new approval in principle (AiP) at Marintec China on Tuesday.   GTT and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd (DSIC) received AiP from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for their ballast-free shipping solution, a 30,

Hai Cheung to Build SeaCure BWMS in China

From left: Ian Stentiford, Senior Vice President, Evoqua Electrocatalyitc; Charlie Wang, General Manager, Hai Cheung China; Randolph Zhang, President Infinitus Holding (Photo: Evoqua)

Evoqua Water Technologies has initiated the second phase of its partnership with Chinese marine equipment supplier Hai Cheung Trading Co. Ltd.   Marking another development to the partnership agreement between Evoqua Water Technologies and Chinese marine equipment supplier Hai Cheung Trading Co. Ltd.

MERC to Cease BWMS Type Approval Testing

File Image: MERC's mobile, barge mounted BWMS Testing Platform (MERC)

Maritime Environmental Resource Center will no longer conduct Type Approval Certification testing of ballast water management systems.   The Maritime Environment Resource Center (MERC) was established in 2008 by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) to facilitate the

MOL Rolls Out Total Residual Oxidants Instrument

Sensor Unit and Unit with pump. Image: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced commercialization of the Total Residual Oxidants (TRO) instrument "S.sensing WS," one of the major components of the Ballast Water Management System (BWMS).   TRO is developed by Kurita Water Industries with the cooperation of MOL's group company MOL Engineering Co.

Voices: Paulo Cesar P. Freitas, Norsul

(Photo: Norsul)

To better understand the challenges faced by ship operators in Brazil, Maritime Reporter’s correspondent in Brazil spoke to Paulo Cesar P. Freitas, Fleet Manager for Norsul Shipping company, one of the major shipping operators in Brazil.    Norsul by the Numbers Established in 1963 and operating continuously ever since,

Economic Sustainability is Key to Green Shipping -ICS

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Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding at a workshop on “green growth” in Paris, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asserted that the shipping industry could only be environmentally sustainable if it is economically sustainable too. “The perennial challenge facing ship owners is overcapacity,

De Nora BWTS Concludes USCG Testing

Image taken from De Nora S.p.A video

 De Nora announced that it has completed shipboard testing for its BALPURE ballast water treatment system (BWTS), and intends to make  its submission for United States Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval by the end of 2017.   The shipboard testing of  De Nora BALPURE was conducted on a US-flagged Aframax

CSA Honors Environmental Achievement Award Winners

Kathy J. Metcalf, President of CSA

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) this week announced the 2017 Environmewntal Achievement Award Winners.   At a dinner ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC on November 8, 2017, CSA awarded Certificates of Environmental Achievement to 1,810 ships owned by seventy-two companies with a total of 15,

Safe Bulkers to Install Erma First BWTS

Photo: Safe Bulkers, Inc.

 Safe Bulkers, an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it has agreed with Erma First, a Greece based company, to install in all Company's vessels a Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS).   The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention was adopted by

Ecochlor BWTS Receives DNV GL Type Approval

Photo: Ecochlor

Ecochlor and DNV GL have announced  DNV GL Type Approval on behalf of Norway of the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS). In addition to serving as Ecochlor’s Independent Laboratory for US Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval, DNV GL simultaneously evaluated and approved the Ecochlor System under DNV GL rules and the BWM Convention.

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