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Danish Shipping designates ballast water requirements as "the convention from hell"

Danish Shipping is confident that Danish vessels will live up to stricter environmental requirements in time, although the organization calls it "the convention from hell." As a result, no statistical data is being recorded on how many vessels are still lacking a ballast water system, says executive director of Danish Shipping to ShippingWatch.

"We don't expect that it'll be a problem to make it in time before the deadline," says Executive Director of Danish Shipping, Maria Skipper Schwenn. | Photo: PR / Danske Rederier

Danish Shipping is unperturbed by the thousands of vessels worldwide that have yet to install a ballast water system in order to live up to the rules that form part of what the organization describes as "the convention from hell."

With only a few years remaining before the deadline in the fall of 2024, several shipping stakeholders have already pointed out the challenges and possible bottleneck situations when vessels need to stop by a shipyard to install a system to handle ballast water. Next year already promises to be busy with a considerable increase in the number of installations to be expected.

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