Following the announcement of the BWM Convention ratifying, retrofits for non-environmental vessels can no longer be avoided due to the IMO regulation that falls becomes fully effective on the 8th September, 2017. It’s estimated that $50 billion will be spent over the next five years on retrofits to vessel owners.
Due to time implications and various regulation changes many questions are left to be answered. How will type approval effect the deadlines for compliance? What current options are available for the ship-owners? How are suppliers going to guarantee the systems meet requirements for both regulatory bodies?
ACI’s 19th Ballast Water Management Summit will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of selection, installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place. The conference will also address Type Approval and system excellences for the BWT System Manufacturers.
Previous participants include:
IMO, BIMCO, Intertanko, U.S. Coast Guard, Maersk, Columbia Shipmanagement, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), Van Oord Ship Management, Anglo Eastern, Teekay, V Ships, Saudi Aramco, Ishima, J. Lauritzen, AET Shipmanagement, Euronav Ship Management, OSK, Stolt Tankers, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Mitsui, Oldendorff Carriers, Wilhelmsen, OSM Ship Management, IS Container, Exmar, Torm, Sonangol Shipping, Knutsen OAS Shipping, Rickmers Shipmanagement, CMB Group (Bocimar), Anthony Veder, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Lauritzen Kosan, Sea Trucks Netherlands, Polsteam, LSC Shipmanagement, Port Of Antwerp, Wallenius Marine, Port Of Rotterdam, Roswell Tankers, Unicorn Shipping, United Arab Shipping Company UASC, BW Shipping, MST Shipmanagement, Masterbulk Ship Management, SeaFlag, Seaway Marine Transport, Sembcorp Marine, Norgas Carriers, Sunship, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Nissho Odyssey Ship Management, Nordstrand Maritime, Zodiac Shipping, Overseas Maritime Carriers, Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoo, Princess Cruises,Reederei, Lloyd’s Register Marine, Port of Rotterdam Authority, Odfjell Management, Suisse-Atlantique, DS SCHIFFAHRT, Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate, Fairmount Marine, Georg Fischer, Fairstar Heavy Transport, Antwerp Maritime Academy, Rederi AB / Gotland Tankers, DAIICHI TANKER, Grindrod Ship Management, Hanjin Shipping, Hansun Marine, Japan Marine United Corporation , Flinter Management, Fratelli D’Amico Armatori, India Steamship, Interferry, HSM Ship Management, Damen Shipyards, Concordia Group, Aquarius Maritime, Santoku Senpaku, Hyproc Shipping Company, European Harbour Masters’ Committee, American Bureau Of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, DNV GL, Class NK, Baltic Mercur, Mouawad Consulting<strong>, </strong>Reikon, Hongkong United Dockyards, Wartsila, Sembcorp Marine, HONG LAM MARINE , Alfa Laval, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Aqua Tools, Jumo, Transocean Maritime Agency, Shipbuilding Research Centre Of Japan, Gaslog LNG Services, Keppel Shipyard Limited , Primozone Production, Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), Ahrenkiel Shipmanagement, W&O; Europe, Gard, GoConsult, MEA NL, Witherby Publishing Group, Croatian Shipowners’ Association, Finnish Shipowners’ Association, Royal Association Of Netherlands Shipowners KVNR ,Royal Belgian Shipowners Association, German Shipowners Association, Norwegian Shipowners Association, Korea Testing & Research Institute , Korean Register Of Shipping, Russian Register Of Shipping,Maritime Institute Of Malaysia (MIMA),Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate, SGS Group Management, Goltens, Hempel, Hoegh , Heraeus, JSC Novorossiysk Port , Maryland Pathogen Research Institute , Deltamarin, Desmi, DHI Group, Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC),Norwegian Institute For Water Research (NIVA), IMARES Ballast Water Research, Dow Chemical, Siemens, Elomatic, Charles Taylor & Co. , Amiad, West Of England, Victaulic, Trojan Marinex, Heraeus, Emerson Process Management, Holland Marine Equipment Association, National University Of Singapore, RaetsMarine Insurance, Ballast Water Containers, Royal Netherlands Institute Sea Research (NIOZ), CCM3, Biomarine, Hyde Marine, Ecochlor, Aqua Tools, Ataduru Shipping & Shipbuilding, Bollfilter, Choice Ballast Solutions, Clipper Marine Services, CMA CGM Group and many more…