12 June 2017
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) enters into force 8 September 2017 and preparation time is running out!
21 April 2020
26 September 2017
BIMCO has launched a practical guide for shipmasters managing new ballast water management systems. It coincides with the entry into force of the IMO's Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.
07 March 2017
The original guidance for compliance with Ballast Water Management (BWM) regulations needs further clarity and explanation.This update has been issued in response to hundreds of extension requests and dozens of questions received by the USCG.
24 September 2018
Representatives from BIMCO are attending meetings at the IMO in London to discuss the Implementation of Ballast Water Management Convention and a proposal submitted by China (III 5/14/2) concerning the use of port reception facilities for discharging ballast water as a means of implementing the BWM Convention.
03 January 2017
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.
07 September 2017
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.
08 March 2018
The USCG recently published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-18, “Ballast Water Management For Control Of Non-Indigenous Species In Waters Of The United States.” Further to the NVIC 01-18 have the USCG published guidance on the NVIC 01-18 regarding requests for compliance extensions.
07 March 2018
USCG has recently issued Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-18 Ballast Water Management for Control of Non-Indigenous Species in Waters of the United States.
20 April 2017
The California State Lands Commission (CSLC) approved regulations that increased the fee paid by vessels with a qualifying voyage arrival at a California port. The fee was increased from $850 to $1,000. The Board of Equalization will begin collecting the increased fee on or after 1st April 2017. The Marine Invasive Species Act requires ships over 300 GRT and carrying or capable of carrying ballast water that arrive at a California port to submit a US Coast Guard Ballast Water Management Report to the CSLC.