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Origins of Ballast Water Management

Join us and learn how to meet the challenges of complying with the requirements for a ballast water management system (BWMS).

As the shipping industry continues to steer through the existing and looming environmental and regulatory landscapes, stakeholders must continuously adapt and prepare for new challenges.

Understanding and complying with ballast water management (BWM) requirements remains a significant barrier for many stakeholders. This is a complex area, and understanding and implementing all the different international and US requirements is no easy task.

September 8, 2017 was a historic day in the maritime calendar, with the ballast water management convention finally coming into force after several years of deliberations. Shipowners now have a five year timeframe (until September 2024) to meet the biological discharge standard. Most owners will do so by installing and operating ballast water management systems, with installations projected to peak in 2022.

Join us in our three-part “Ask an Expert” series, where you will hear Ansuman Ghosh, Director of Risk Assessment at UK Club, discuss the key issues and challenges, and listen to the experiences of the experts at SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company.

SGS operates the largest global network for BWMS commissioning testing, is accredited by all major classification societies and has completed almost 500 commissioning tests to date.

The various aspects of BWMS will be captured in this three-part video series:

  1. BWM Convention, international response (regulations), the standards and guidelines
  2. Type Approval US Vs IMO, old G8 Vs BWM Code – Limitations of the Type Approval
  3. Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Drake, PhD
Industries & Environment
Americas Manager – Marine Field Services & Monitoring
t: +1 305 619 8191

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