Now comes the year Desmi and the marine supply sector have been waiting for

2018 looks set to become a turning point for the many companies supplying ballast water management systems. "There is a huge shift underway in the market," Desmi Ocean Guard CEO Rasmus Folsø tells ShippingWatch.

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Not everyone has been able to stand the wait.

14 years is a long time to wait for regulations which have been formally adopted, but where implementation keeps getting pushed back – in this case, the rules around ships' use of ballast water, which last year forced a Norwegian supplier to throw in the towel and file for bankruptcy.

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