Göteborg: 3 February 2017

Ballast Water Management – How to comply with the IMO Convention

With the ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention in September 2016, the convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017. With only some months to go, this Technical & Regulatory News is intended as a supporting document for the BWM implementation phase, focusing on compliance. 


With the International Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention ratified and shortly entering into force, there is no time to lose up to 8 September 2017. There are two main milestones to be aware of:

Ship owner check list:

The most important tasks for a ship owner/operator to do in the short term – in order of priority:

Then, after these urgent issues have been solved, some other key activities for the remaining of 2017:

Read the full report in attatched document below.

Technical Regulatory News

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