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Stena RoRo: Pointless to invest in ballast water now

Sweden's Stena RoRo expects that the carrier will not have to decide on ballast water for at least the next two years. As such, the carrier is holding off on investments, CEO Per Westling tells ShippingWatch.

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Even though the ballast water convention is set to come into force some six months from now, in September 2017, this fact does not motivate Stena RoRo to pick a supplier nor to order systems to be installed on the company's fleet.

The carrier, which operates a fleet of 19 RoRo and RoPax vessels, will wait until there is more clarity as to when the IMO's implementation schedule for ballast water management systems comes into force.

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