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USCG Ballast Water Management FAQ updates

The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force back in June 2012. The  USCG have recently updated their 'Frequently Asked Questions' related to Ballast Water Management issues in the US.

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September 2017

Port reception facilities and port state control on the agenda

IMO will hold its 4th Sub-committee meeting on Implementation of IMO instruments (III) the so called III 4 meeting 25 to 29 September 2017.

The Port of Singapore discovers fraud and bans two bunker suppliers.

Singapore Port Authority drives a hard line on bunker fraud.

Last minute reminder about the BWM Convention key issues

The IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) enters into force and all ballast water to be discharged on or after 8 September 2017 must be either D-1 or D-2 compliant.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the August update!

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. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA August report is also provided. 

August 2017

US Coast Guard issues new type approval certificate on ballast water management systems

US Coast Guard issues the fifth ballast water management system type approval certificate to Ecochlor, Inc.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the July update!

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. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA July report is also provided. 

July 2017

USCG Ballast Water Management FAQ updates

The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force back in June 2012. The  USCG have recently updated their 'Frequently Asked Questions' related to Ballast Water Management issues in the US.

Ballast Water Management - the deadline 080917 is approaching

The International Maritime Organization's Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) enters into force 8 September 2017. Under the Convention, all ships in international trade are required to manage their ballast water and sediments in accordance with an approved ship-specific ballast water management plan. All ships will also have to carry a ballast water record book and an international ballast water management certificate.

MEPC reaffirms that early movers of ballast water systems are not penalised

MEPC 71 progressed in ensuring smoother implementation of the ballast water convention. One of the achievements was reaffirming the agreement regarding the provisions for non-penalisation of early movers that have installed ballast water management systems according to G8 guidelines.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the June update!

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. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA June report is also provided.