You can go filterless – with chlorine dioxide treatment technology

(Mar 08 2022)

You can go filterless if your ballast water management system uses chlorine dioxide technology, because its effectiveness is not reduced by any sediment, says Andrew Marshall, CEO of ballast water management system manufacturer Ecochlor.



Factors to consider with filters

(Mar 08 2022)

Mark Riggio, head of marine with Filtersafe, shares advice about what shipping companies should consider, when deciding whether or not to buy a ballast water filter and what to buy.



Optimarin achieves record revenue in 2021 on rising BWTS sales

(Feb 17 2022)

Optimarin notched up record revenue last year on sales of its industry-leading ballast water treatment system (BWTS) as it overcame market challenges to accelerate deliveries in response to rising demand and tight installation schedules.



Optimarin expands global sales team in market push for BWT retrofits and newbuilds

(Jan 20 2022)

Optimarin has bolstered its global sales force with new appointments in Turkey, Hong Kong and Singapore to serve customers better in response to increasing demand for its industry-leading ballast water treatment system (BWTS).



Optimarin riding the wave of BWT retrofit demand surge

(Nov 18 2021)

The market is heating up for ballast water treatment (BWT) systems amid a retrofit rush that has resulted in a recent surge of orders for leading supplier Optimarin – and it says fast-track delivery is vital to meet soaring demand.



Filters in ballast water systems

(Oct 21 2021)

Filters for ballast water systems may not be a legal requirement, but they may prove very helpful, particularly if the vessel is loading ballast in sediment-rich waters. We spoke to filter system manufacturer Filtersafe.



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...




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SIRE 2.0 - OCIMF and Columbia Ship Management perspective; seafarer mental health; EU ETS costs; 33 years after Exxon Valdez; resolving BWTS problems