Ballast water management plan is implemented on board ships to reduce the harmful effects of ballast water. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about ballast water exchange and ballast water management plan.
An important international treaty that helps prevent the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species by ships now covers more than 90% of shipping worldwide, following China’s extension of the treaty to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The shipping industry has come a long way as far as advancement in technologies to build greener ships is concerned. We bring to you thirteen technologies that can help to build a greener and eco-friendly ship.
A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 8 September 2017.
It is mandatory for all ships to comply with ballast water convention while carrying out ballasting and de-ballasting processes. Learn about ten important points for complying with the ballast water convention.
The GloBallast Program is an initiative by International Maritime Organization to prevent marine pollution and to reduce the effects of invasive marine species. The program proposes regulations pertaining to ship’s ballast water operations at sea. Find out how beneficial has the Globallast Program been inside the article.
Non Ballast or ballast free ships are ships that do not require ballast water for their stability when at sea. Find out what is the importance and usage of ballast free ships inside the article.
Identifying organisms and microbes in ballast water, as well as monitoring port marine life where ballast water may be released, are key for countries preparing to enforce IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention.
Many modern ships now equipped with ballast water treatment system to filter and treat ballast water as per IMO regulations. Learn about the different ballast water treatment technologies and methods that are used in these ballast water treatment plants.