Ballast Water Management: Starting the voyage of a lifetime

The long overdue ratification of the 2004 IMO ballast water management convention is expected to unleash a flood of orders for treatment systems. How will the technology market shape up?

The first technology vendors have secured coveted US Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for ballast water treatment systems (BWTS), as shipowners prepare to comply with the conditions of the international Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention. Following Finland’s ratification of the convention in September 2016 which triggered the implementation stage, a...

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