25 July 2017
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.
19 May 2022
Russia has invaded Ukraine and maritime security is severely affected.
25 February 2022
Russia appears to have launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine and maritime security will likely be affected.
03 March 2022
03 March 2022
24 February 2022
This short guide highlights some of the key issues that may affect the obligations and rights of contracting parties following developments in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, with a focus on BIMCO clauses. In all circumstances, parties should carefully review their contractual terms for current and future fixtures and, if in any doubt, seek legal advice before acting.
11 May 2022
BIMCO has issued an updated list of local restrictions on the discharge of the wash water from Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers.
07 March 2018
The IMO Ballast Water Management Convention entered into force on 8 September 2017 the below provide a brief overview and link to further guidance.
31 March 2017
Tne International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) enters into force 8 September 2017!
27 July 2017
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.