Shipowners disappointed by IMO hesitation on ballast water

The International Chamber of Shipping, ICS, says that there are still many unresolved problems concerning the future rules for ballast water treatment, following the IMO’s MPEC meeting last week.

Last week’s meeting of the IMO’s environmental committee, MPEC, fell far short of the clarification called for by the ICS.

The ICS says that there are still significant problems for the world’s shipping companies, following the meeting, leaving the shipping companies with a lot of uncertainty regarding the kind of requirements they can expect, and thus what technology constitutes the right investment.

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