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Intertanko applauds IMO decision to postpone ballast water requirements

As opposed to the subcontractors, the ones manufacturing the ballast water cleaning systems, the tank shipping companies' international association, Intertanko, is very pleased with the IMO's decision to postpone the requirements.

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The tank shipping companies are pleased with the decision of the IMO's environmetal committe (MEPC) last week to soften and postpone the requirements for when the ships will have to install ballast water cleaning systems.

In a statement from Intertanko, the association applauds that ships, as it now seems, won't have to install ballast water cleaning systems till their first docking after the rules have been implemented. Katharina Stanzel, Intertanko Managing Director, said the following:

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