This summer the InvaSave crew teamed up with local service provider Tradebe Santander (Tradebe Company) to receive ballast water from a tanker in Gijon. What appears to be a simple exercise has significant ramifications for all operational vessels – particularly older builds.
The entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls.
Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment technology, which was submitted for USCG approval in March 2015, can now be used in smaller vessels.
Chiefs from IMO & UNDP meet, discussing projects to assist developing countries in implementing international regulations on ballast water.
HYDE MARINE TO PROVIDE B-BOX BALLAST WATER TREATMENT SERVICE, NIOZ TESTING PROTOCOL TO HELP VALIDATE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
BIO-UV Group, the pioneer in UV-based water treatment technologies, and Norwegian marine engineering and technical services provider TECO Tech have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at providing shipowners with a complete turnkey solution for the BIO-SEA advanced ballast water treatment system. The agreement was signed by Xavier Deval, BIO-SEA Business Director, and
The Round Table of International Shipping Organisations is deeply concerned if the international convention to regulate ships’ ballast water comes into force in the near future without a realistic implementation schedule that recognises the timetable for US type-approved Ballast Water Management Systems to be available in sufficient quantities.
A decade has passed since Alfa Laval PureBallast first took to sea, yet the ballast water treatment system continues to stand for innovation.
8-9 December 2014, The Congress Centre, London Essential ballast water management guidance to prepare shipowners for Convention enforcement. Shipowner perspective from Saga Shipholding, Canada Steamship Lines, Van Oord and German Shipowners’ association. Review 10 years of testing BWMS and the effectiveness of compliance testing toolkits. Quote
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The overall objective of GloBallast Partnerships is to promote the development of global partnerships that will implement coordinated long-term measures to minimize the adverse impacts of aquatic invasive species transferred through ships’ ballast water in accordance with the International Convention on Ballast Water Management adopted by the