Techcross succeeded in signing a deal with Dutch fleet

(Sep 16 2021)

Techcross Europe Office signed a contract to install a ballast water management system on the fleet of Anthony Veder Rederijzaken B.V. (hereinafter referred to as Anthony Veder), the Dutch leading gas carrier.



ERMA FIRST adds world’s smallest ballast water treatment system to product range

(Aug 10 2021)

Global ballast water equipment manufacturer ERMA FIRST is bringing the world’s smallest and easiest to install ballast water treatment system to the international market through its acquisition of US firm oneTANK LLC.



AiP for environmentally friendly “ballast-water-free” LNG bunker & feeder vessel concept

(Jul 16 2021)

GTT announces that it has obtained, with its partner Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Co. (HZ), a double Approval in Principle (AiP), from the classification Society China Classification Society (CCS) and DNV, for the “Ballast-Water-Free” LNG Bunke...



De Nora completes acquisition of UV Technologies Division

(Jul 09 2021)

The formal completion of acquisition improves ballast water management system (BWMS) choice for ship owners and operators at a critical juncture.



ERMA FIRST acquires German marine water treatment specialists RWO

(Jun 15 2021)

Fast growing ballast water equipment manufacturer ERMA FIRST has acquired German marine water specialist RWO GmbH.



De Nora acquires UV Technologies Division

(Jun 10 2021)

The deal combines the capabilities of both organizations to meet the exponential demand for advanced water treatment technologies.



Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solutions design approval from DNV

(May 27 2021)

DNV has issued a Type Approval Design Certificate for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solutions.



The aft peak tank – ballast water challenges

(May 20 2021)

Tanker operators are struggling to treat ballast water from the aft peak tank, as the water cannot be mixed with the main ballast cargo, so it needs a separate system and there is not much space.



Optimarin – UV “definitely” for medium size vessels

(May 20 2021)

Using a UV ballast water system has clear advantages over an electrochemical system for tanker operators with sufficient power to run it for the amount of water they need to handle, such as medium size product and chemical tankers says UV supplier Op...



Ecochlor – new US “VIDA” regulation for discharges

(Apr 01 2021)

The US is planning a new set of regulations for discharges from tankers (and other vessels), including from ballast water and scrubber wash water, the “Vessel Incidental Discharge Act”. Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor, explained the implications.



Developments with ballast water

(Apr 01 2021)

Leasing option from Optimarin, computer training from DESMI, new fish species in Estonia, CTI’s Singapore test facility, Techcross order on heavy lift vessels.



Milestone achieved: 50 Stolt Tanker vessels now have CompactClean BWMS in operation

(Apr 01 2021)

“We are proud to announce that we now have 50 Stolt Tankers B.V. vessels commissioned and operating more than 100 CompactClean BWMS” says Rasmus Folsø, CEO in DESMI Ocean Guard A/S.



Techcross expands into anti-biofouling business

(Mar 11 2021)

Techcross, one of the leading ballast water management system manufacturers, has opened the door to a new business.



De Nora – treating ballast water via “slip stream”

(Jan 28 2021)

De Nora Marine Technologies has pioneered a method of electrochlorination ballast water treatment where the disinfectant that eliminates aquatic invasive species is generated from a low flow, separate water supply to the actual ballast water, known a...



Being sure about ballast water compliance

(Jan 28 2021)

Shipping companies have a degree of responsibility over whether they actually manage to remove organisms from ballast water before discharging. How can this be best done? We spoke to Chelsea Technologies.




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Aug-Sept 2021

Sea Cargo Charter - ship recycling - CO2 from tank cleaning - fixing damaged propeller blades