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Tag: BWM Convention

Norwegians to finance vessel retrofits

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Following the IMO ratifications of the ballast water and exhaust gas treaties, government-owned Export Credit Norway offers financing to international vessel owners who purchase retrofit equipment from Norwegian suppliers, such as gas exhaust cleaning systems, ballast water treatment systems and new coating systems.

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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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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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BWM: Pure confidence is a must for the future

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Kristina Effler, Alfa Laval, notes that there are still challenges ahead concerning the BWM implementation and advised lessons learned from BWTS installations: invest time in the project; identify the needs of your fleet; commit for the long term and; look closely at total cost of ownership.

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Liberia issues guidance on BWM Certificates

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The Liberian Maritime Authority issued a Marine Note, in order to remind operators that, after the BWM Convention entering into force on 8 September 2017, existing ships, to which the BWM Convention applies, shall have an approved Ballast Water Management Plan, Ballast Water Record Book and carry on board a valid International Ballast Water Management Certificate.

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IMO announces GloBallast successful completion

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The final meeting of the GloBallast Global Project Task Force (GPTF), held in Panama City, on 16-17 March, highlighted the legacy elements of the GloBallast project, which are expected to be sustained by its main stakeholders, following the formal closure of the project, in June 2017. Specific examples include GloBallast training packages, to support the capacity-building needs of countries implementing the BWM Convention.

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DNV GL launches new BWMP generator app

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For establishing a Ballast Water Management Plan more quickly, DNV GL has developed the BWMP generator app which easily generates ship’s BWMP. This web app helps make sure you are compliant with the least amount of effort. Simply enter the pumps available, ballast water tanks and sampling procedures, then upload the relevant plans and drawings.

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