GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

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5 Apr 2017
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Ballast

New US bill voted for invasive species

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US Senate approved last week a new bill which includes a provision eliminating US EPA’s authority over ballast water pollution and at the same time ‘rolling back rules that protect the Great Lakes from invasive species’, the Alliance for the Great Lakes stated.

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Update: BWM provisions in Argentina suspended

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West of England P&I Club informed that the implementation of the new ballast water regulations in Argentina, as published on April, has been suspended, according to the Club's representatives. Until the authorities review the regulations, a suspension was decided due to the general complaints of the shipping industry and the lack of clarity.

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MOL, SATAKE to exhibit two BWM solutions

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MOL announced that its group company MOL Techno-Trade will exhibit BARI-SHIP 2017, which is held at Imabari, Ehime from May 25th - 27th, 2017, with SATAKE Corporation. The exhibition will include presentations of SATAKE's "Viable Organism Analyzer" and MOL Engineering's and SATAKE's joint development of a compact concentrator, both used for improving ballast water operation.

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Saudi Arabia ratifies BWM convention

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IMO announced that Saudi Arabia has become the latest State to become a Party to the Ballast Water Management Convention. The number of contracting Parties to the BWM Convention now stands at 55, representing 53.67% of world merchant shipping tonnage.

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ABN Amro provides financing for BWTS

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The Dutch-based bank claims to have become the first to finance BWT systems for one of its core clients, Celsius Shipping. The combination of new legislation and this financing “is a fine example of sustainable shipping,” ABN AMRO suggested in a statement.

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Damen’s BWTS makes debut

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On April 25th Damen’s IMO certified InvaSave ballast water management system received its world premiere in Groningen Seaports, at the harbour of Delfzijl and Eemshaven, The Netherlands. The programme took seven years to be developed.

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