Ballast water hinges on several wild cards

India, smaller European countries, Greece and Singapore are examples of the parties that could make the ballast water convention come into force. But all the countries are unpredictable in their approach to ratification, Bimco tells ShippingWatch.

System til rensning af ballastvand. Photo: Wärtsilä


The ballast water convention has featured on the agenda at all meetings of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) since 2008, and only a few observers or industry players at this point dare to venture a guess at when the convention will come into force.

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