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Bottlenecks threaten shipowners slow to decide on ballast water

Shipping companies should start work now to install ballast water management systems, says Bimco. Bottlenecks could force prices up.

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Shipowners could pay a high price if they focus exclusively on the sulfur regulations in 2020. The sulfur cap is not the only environmental regulation set to hit the sector in the years to come.

Requirements for cleaning ships' ballast water will also be introduced in the near future, and as such, shipping companies should install ballast water management systems on their ships as quickly as possible, says shipping association Bimco.

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