About Cleanship Solutions

the retrofit specialists…

Welcome to Cleanship Solutions, where our mission is to provide vessel owners & operators with 100% impartial advice and assistance in complying with environmental legislation – including ballast water management and exhaust gas cleaning.

Cleanshipsolutions.com is dedicated to providing a range of practical how-to guidance, informative insights and opinions, and a comprehensive selection of retrofitting resources.

Our story

Our heritage dates back to the late 19th Century, as part of the Malin Group, which can trace its ship owning and delivery roots back to 1899 – on the River Clyde in Glasgow, UK. Over the years, Malin Group diversified into several individual companies, which can be understood in more detail via our Malin Group Website.

Cleanship Solutions - part of Malin Group
Cleanship Solutions – part of Malin Group – Malin Group Head Offices at Iconic South Rotunda, Glasgow, UK

The roots of the Cleanship Solutions’ story dates back to the “early days” of ballast water management and exhaust gas cleaning compliance. In 2009, Malin Group began diversification into the retrofit market, and pioneered some of the early market approaches and industry knowledge on the retrofitting of both ballast water management systems, and exhaust gas cleaning systems.

The multi stage feasibility / compliance system comparison was largely pioneered by our young team – carrying out a range of system comparisons in the early days of compliance industry – when very few technologies existed.

Our team worked closely with various shipowners from various sectors of the marine industry – particularly those with complex and “niche” vessel types. We published several industry leading editorials on the concepts of retrofitting, and, crucially, the many issues facing “niche” shipowners in complying with what was, then, forthcoming legislation.

Our continued involvement in various industry panels and expert groups, including being founding members of the IMarEST Ballast Water Expert Group, positioned us at the forefront of the environmental compliance industry. Our involvement also allowed us to ensure that the voice of the “niche” vessel owners and operators, particularly those that had been largely ignored (owners of vessel types which would struggle to comply via conventional methods), was heard at appropriate levels.

In 2012, Malin Group formally announced Cleanship Solutions – a new dedicated company specialising in retrofit engineering and environmental compliance. Our mission is simple – to offer truly impartial compliance advice and assistance, and to assist owners in complying in as cost efficient a manner as possible.

Since 2012, Cleanship Solutions had been providing unparalleled impartial compliance advice, assistance and retrofit engineering / installation support to a significant range of vessel owners, operators and vessel types. Our dedication to solving compliance for “niche” vessel types, and our dedication to impartiality, positions us as the retrofit engineering / compliance partner of choice.

If you are new to our site

Cleanshipsolutions.com is full of information on all aspects of retrofit engineering and environmental compliance. Here are some tips for finding the information that best suits your needs:

  • New to ballast water management compliance? – Check our our frequently asked questions guide, where you’ll find answers to the most common compliance questions we receive from vessel owners and operators.
  • Looking to learn more about ballast water management technologies? – Browse our ultimate ballast water management guide – providing unparalleled technical information on every system available on the market
  • Do you want to learn more in person? – Check out our range of hosted events – which give vessel owners and operators the opportunity to learn more about various aspects of ballast water management and exhaust gas cleaning compliance and retrofit engineering
  • Looking for advice or assistance? – Check out our range of compliance advice / retrofit engineering services