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Ballast Water Management - Beyond US Coast Guard Type Approval

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February 2017

Get the latest update on US regulations affecting your ships!

BIMCO receives a monthly update from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) advising BIMCO of the latest legislative developments affecting international shipping in the US.  BIMCO produces a brief based on CSA’s January update so members can have a quick update. The full CSA report is also provided.

Ballast Water Management - Beyond US Coast Guard Type Approval

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for prevention policy, recently wrote the following article for the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) focused on ballast water management beyond US type-approvals.

Latest issue of BIMCO’s digital Bulletin now available

The latest BIMCO digital Bulletin is now ready for you to read and enjoy.

January 2017

Closing brief PPR 4

The fourth session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 4) met in London from 16 to 20 January 2017. This report gives a brief overview of most important items, which were debated.

United States - CSA round-up for December 2016

This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping.

Ballast water management regulatory overview and considerations

The IMO BWM Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017 and shipowners, crews and shore side stakeholders - sooner rather than later - should start planning and implementing the required procedures for the safe and compliant handling of ballast water.

December 2016

New regulations entering into force 1 January 2017

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) - overview of new and amended regulations entering into force 1 January 2017.

United States Coast Guard grants BWMS type approval

On 2 December 2016, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) granted type approval to the first ever Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). Even though this is a major step forward, the BWMS in question might not be suitable for all ships and trades.

November 2016

MSC 97 has come to an end

After five intense days of meetings, the 97th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 97) closed on 25 November 2016.

BIMCO updates its position on key topics such as GHG emissions and ballast water management

At the recent BIMCO Board of Directors’ meeting held in Shanghai on 10 November 2016, BIMCO’s position on the 12 most important policy issues currently facing the maritime industry were approved.