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Significant growth in marine orders at Alfa Laval

Requirements for sulfur and ballast water have created major growth in Alfa Laval's order books in the third quarter. The demand forecast for the Swedish supplier's whole business will be upgraded, according to CEO Tom Erixon.

Lawyer warns of risk of ballast water falsification

There is a risk that some seafarers could resort to falsification of ballast water records in the US if shipowners fail to train them properly, warns a lawyer with extensive experience in environmental matter. This could result in large fines and prison sentences.

Scorpio Group calls for better customer service from suppliers

Suppliers are not good enough at consulting and helping their customers when problems arise in relation to ballast water management systems, says Ole Christian Schrøder, Head of Compliance at Scorpio Group, which has so far spent USD 100 million on the systems.

US Coast Guard has to "educate" confused shipowners on ballast water

Implementing regulations on ballast water discharge from vessels has confused many shipowners, who do not know when their vessels must install the systems, the US Coast Guard tells ShippingWatch. More than 13,000 ships have been given extensions on the deadline for installation.

The day Wärtsilä's billion-dollar market disappeared

First the ballast water rules were postponed two years. Then scrubbers became subject to fierce criticism. Maritime environmental technologies have taken heavy fire in recent months. Wärtsilä's CEO talks to ShippingWatch about the consequences.

Norway could lose millions on Oceansaver collapse

Norway's state-owned fund Investinor expects to lose its entire investment after the collapse of ballast water systems supplier Oceansaver. Norway actively fought to have the IMO rules postponed, which wound up derailing the company.

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