Danish Maritime criticizes new ballast water proposal: "We cannot support it"

Industry association Danish Maritime sharply criticizes the fact that several major shipping organizations propose extending the deadline for filing ballast water data to the IMO. "We cannot support it," CEO Jenny N. Braat tells ShippingWatch.

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Industry association Danish Maritime is raging over a proposal to postpone the deadline for gathering and submitting ballast water data to the UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO), which strong shipping industry forces are advocating.

As ShippingWatch reported on Thursday, groups including ICS and Bimco are proposing a minimum of two years' postponement until the fall of 2024 for the so-called experience-building phase (EBP), by which the IMO's member states can exchange data and experience regarding ballast water.

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