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Desmi gets long-awaited approval in US

After years of waiting, Desmi Ocean Guard has secured a crucial approval of its ballast water system in the US. Lacking the approval has held business back.

Ballast water systems supplier in sales record in 2018

Last year, Norwegian Optimarin sold more than 100 ballast water treatment systems, which triggered a new record revenue. But the supplier is already confident that revenue can be doubled this year. "This is an overnight success that's been 25 years in the making," says CEO.

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.

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