BIMCO’s new Shipmaster’s Ballast Water Manual provides clear, accessible information for seafarers dealing with practicalities of daily ballast water management.
Once technical standards have been developed by IMO and adopted into national laws, the next step is implementation on board ships.
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.
A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water enters into force today (8 September 2017).
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017.
ABS-led workshop leads to comprehensive survey of ballast water treatment systems, providing snapshot of industry compliance progress.
The GloFouling Partnerships project a collaboration between the GEF, the UNDP and the IMO will address the transfer of aquatic species through biofouling,
The aim of this initiative is to ensure all ships comply with BWM convention requirements, which has been ratified by Saudi Arabia and will become internationally enforced by 8 September 2017.
While the tanker market was previously counting on the implementation of the IMO BWM Convention in September 2017, the MEPC recently decided to delay its implementation by two years.
As the BWM Convention’s D1 September 8th deadline looms, ship owners must secure International BWM Certificates and approved BWM plans for their ships.
IMO, has progressed its environmental agenda at the recent meeting of its MEPC, 71st session, the Committee clarified the ballast water management schedule and other pollution issues.
MEPC 71 is now under way at IMO Headquarters in London and A key item on the agenda is the implementation of the BWM Convention.
In view of the IMO MEPC 71 during 3-7 July 2017, INTERCARGO re-iterates its welcoming the entry into force of the BWM Convention in September.
A meeting of countries in the Wider Caribbean Region is renewing regional coordination to help implement IMO’s BWM Convention and thereby minimize the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms.
This week has seen four more States become Party to IMO’s BWM Convention, designed to counter the threat to marine ecosystems.
The IMO’s BWMC was probably one of the most tensely awaited pieces of marine environmental legislation in over a decade.
DNV GL’s Tanker Working Group looked at the latest trends in the tanker segment with a special focus on the impact of upcoming emissions regulations at its 31st meeting in Hamburg recently.
Panama has become the latest State to accede to the BWM Convention, bringing the proportion of global shipping tonnage covered by the treaty to 53.28%, with 53 Contracting Parties.
The process to verify global tonnage figures in order to assess entry into force criteria for the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention has now been completed.
Following the spate of ratifications in November 2015 of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, IMO and partner IHS Maritime & Trade have been engaged in a process to verify tonnage figures to ascertain whether or not the convention’s final entry-into-force requirement has been met.
The USCG has declined the use of the MPN method for evaluating the biological efficacy of UV-based treatment technologies for ballast water. As a consequence, DNV GL foresees a delay when the USCG will conclude on the first type approval of any BWM system.
All stakeholders involved in the testing, approval, fitting and operation of ballast water management systems (BWMS) are being invited to complete online surveys, as a part of an International Maritime Organization (IMO) study to assess the implementation of the BWMS approval guidelines and the performance of type-approved systems.