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Scrubbers and ballast water systems boost Desmi's profit

Pump manufacturer Desmi grew its pre-tax bottom line by a little over DKK 240 million in 2019, when scrubber pump and ballast water system sales in particular contributed positively. The company will pay out DKK 130 million in dividends to shareholders.

Coronavirus could benefit ballast water supplier Bawat

The coronavirus could ultimately end up as an advantage, says the CEO of ballast water system manufacturer Bawat. It delays the market, which the supplier was late to enter. Another supplier has yet to feel the impact of the virus.

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.

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.

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