BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT

COMPLIANCE TOOLKIT

A range of industry defining compliance tools

Testament to our commitment to ensuring owners and operators achieve compliance with ballast water management legislation in as cost efficient a manner as possible, Cleanship Solutions has developed a range of industry defining, free to use compliance tools:

the ultimate ballast water management guide

The Cleanship Solutions ultimate guide to ballast water management systems provides a comprehensive database of manufacturers, systems and technologies – all of which is searchable.

compliance date calculator

The Cleanship Solutions compliance date enables owners and operators to quickly and easily determine their vessel’s IMO and USCG ballast water management compliance dates by simply entering some basic vessel information.

Recent articles from our ballast water management specialists:

BWMS Performance Truths – UV Systems

Reading Time: 7 minutesAs the focus of the industry moves gradually from debating legislative semantics to addressing the more pressing and practical aspects of compliance, more and more examples of practical, real-life operation of BWMS are coming to the fore – and in many cases, these reports are not positive…

Ballast Water Compliance Challenges – Barges & Pontoons

Reading Time: 8 minutesEditors Note: With the Malin Group Barge Owners Seminar coming up soon (http://www.malingroup.com/events/) we felt it prudent to re-publish our compliance challenges series. This edition was well received by the barge and pontoon market,

Alternative Methods of Ballast Water Management Compliance

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat if investing significant capital in retrofitting an entire fleet of vessels with permanent ballast water management systems was not the only method of compliance?

The 10 Step Guide to Selecting a Ballast Water Management System

Reading Time: 11 minutesSelecting the most suitable ballast water management system (BWMS) for a specific vessel is a critical, and often, underestimated task. With over 50 commercial systems available, operating on numerous combinations of different technologies and treatment processes, the suitability of any one system to a specific vessel cannot simply be presumed. The criterion for comparison of different systems for a specific vessel is not simply technical. Commercial considerations, operational requirements and through life and after sales support are all just as critical…

Ballast Water Treatment & Vessel Performance – 4 Key Impact Points

Reading Time: 7 minutesVessel performance can be impacted by a ballast water treatment system in many ways, some of which could have ongoing commercial and/or contractual implications. In a recent article on the impact of vessel ballast performance on Charter Parties, North P&I Club stressed the importance of ensuring charter party warranties are adjusted to reflect any change in vessel performance as a result of installing a ballast water treatment system:

Ballast Water Compliance Challenges Series – Passenger Vessels

Reading Time: 11 minutesThe Cleanship Solutions compliance challenges series is a suite of ground breaking resources dedicated to the specific ballast water management compliance challenges faced by unique vessel types. This edition examines the specifics of passenger ferries. Despite a comparative decline in the past decade, as international air travel has become more affordable…

Ballast Water Compliance Challenges Series – Bulk Carriers

Reading Time: 8 minutesAccounting for roughly one third of the entire merchant shipping fleet, bulk carriers are by and large the most significant vessel “type” of them all. Their optimised design ensures energy efficient performance in the transportation of bulk cargoes that are critical to economies worldwide. However, despite their popularity , bulk carriers are still, after 13 years of legislation and development of compliance solutions, faced with…

Ballast Water Retrofits – 7 Steps to Selecting a Technically Suitable System

Reading Time: 8 minutesSelecting the most suitable ballast water management system for a specific vessel is a critical, and often, underestimated task. With over 50 commercial systems available, operating on numerous combinations of different technologies and treatment processes, the suitability of any one system to a specific vessel cannot simply be presumed.

Ballast Water Management Retrofits – Key CAPEX Considerations

Reading Time: 3 minutesGenerally there are a number of critical considerations of any ballast water management system retrofit project, including; CAPEX, OPEX, Technical Suitability and corporate viability. Many owners and operators focus solely on the CAPEX, since this, ultimately, is the biggest driver in today’s sensitive commercial market. However, there are elements of the CAPEX analysis that many owners and operators are unaware of…

Ballast Water Retrofit Installations – Where, When and How?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOne of the most important aspects of planning a retrofit installation is the installation methodology – where, when and how? Owners and operators have to juggle the importance of completing the retrofit installation efficiently and, most importantly, correctly, with the commercial pressures of minimising vessel downtime. The suitability of different installation approaches are entirely vessel, owner and operator specific.