In 2004, the IMO adopted a new “Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments”. The purpose of this new convention was to control the harmful effects of unwanted or invasive species being transported in ships’ ballast water.
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.