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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.

Shipping closer to climate targets after IMO meeting

IMO member nations have agreed on framework conditions for a highly anticipated climate strategy which is set to be ready in 2018. Vision, climate targets, and the journey to reach these targets will now be up for discussion.

All signs point to postponement of ballast water rules

All signs seem to indicate that the implementation of the IMO's ballast water rules will be postponed. A large majority in the IMO supported a proposal to postpone the implementation Monday, however a final decision will not be made until Friday.

Alfa Laval wins triple-digit ballast water contracts

Alfa Laval has signed two framework agreements to supply ballast water management systems for a triple-digit million dollar figure. The Swedish supplier points to activity in a market currently characterized by uncertainty ahead of a decisive IMO environmental meeting.

Major carriers divided on push for ballast water postponement

The International Chamber of Shipping has announced its support for the move to postpone the deadline for installation of ballast water management systems. ShippingWatch has asked carriers such as Gaslog, Höegh LNG, Scorpio, Hafnia Tankers, and American Shipping Company about whether they agree.

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