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Introducing 7Cs Analyzer 4.0
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 04, 2019

For more than 20 years, numerous digital chart producers (Hydrographic Offices, Waterway Authorities, and other organizations) have used SevenCs validation tools for quality control and quality assessment of digital charts such as ENCs, IENCs, and AMLs against the relevant standards.

At SevenCs, we have been working hard to improve our validation solutions and are delighted to announce that the new 7Cs Analyzer Version 4.0 is now available.  The new Analyzer is based on SevenCs latest S-100 Kernel technology and provides the most comprehensive validation tool on the market.   With a fresh look and feel, modern graphics, and a simplified user interface, the tool is a powerful engine to apply validation checks in a user-friendly way.

The Maritime World is now moving beyond the validation of S-57 data, and this powerful application can be used for both validation of S-57 and S-100/S-101 nautical chart products.  With 7Cs Analyzer 4.0 validation results are consistent between these standards, making the transition from an S-57 to an S-101 based product stream easy.

7Cs Analyzer 4.0 is fully compliant to the latest Edition 6.1 of S-58 ENC Validation Checks.  It is already capable of validating S-101 datasets to the extent that validation rules have been defined, and S-58 checks are applicable.

We hope that you will enjoy the NEW 7Cs Analyzer as much as we do. Contact sales@sevencs.com to get your free trial or upgrade your existing version TODAY! 




Hempel Launches Powerful and Flexible New Antifouling Solution
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 04, 2019

Today, worldwide coatings manufacturer Hempel launches a powerful new antifouling coating - Atlantic+ - providing flexible and reliable performance. Delivering unparalleled protection, Atlantic+ is designed to protect the hull from fouling throughout service intervals of up to 60 months. Ensuring complete operational flexibility, the new antifouling is suitable for all vessel types and all water temperatures.     

Atlantic+ incorporates a powerful biocide package and proven binder system. This ensures progressive and controlled self-polishing from the moment the hull hits the water and for up to 60 months thereafter. For unmatched mechanical strength the new coating is reinforced with Hempel's patented microfibre technology at a higher level of the company's strongest cargo hold coating – Hempadur Ultra Strength Fibre.

The science behind the microfibre technology involves introducing an internal skeleton of fibres into the paint to enhance its mechanical strength – in the same way that steel rods can be inserted into concrete to reinforce a physical structure. Strengthening the antifouling coating in this way means ensuring protection from fouling on areas exposed to impact and abrasion; improving overcoatibility; reducing the areas to blast; and ultimately decreases the costs for the ship´s dry docking.

Commenting on the new coating, Hempel's Group Product Manager, Marine Group Product & Portfolio, Davide Ippolito, says:

"Ever mindful of the operational and financial pressures on shipowners and operators, we are keen to continue to broaden our portfolio of hull coatings to ensure we are delivering a range of solutions to suit every customer. Atlantic+ is a mid-market coating that enables shipowners to benefit from a high-quality, high performing antifouling with superior mechanical strength. We've ensured our new product is easy to apply and that it provides protection for up to 60 months in a wide range of conditions offering high operational flexibility."

Atlantic+ is built on Hempel's tried and trusted technology and incorporates ingredients that enhance antifouling performance and provide effective self-polishing and smoothing characteristics. Its proven binder technology and effective use of biocides ensures consistent, progressive and controlled polishing in all trading conditions.  

Atlantic+ at a glance:

Mid-tier powerful antifouling

Reinforced with patented microfibre technology to improve mechanical strength and reduce repair cost

Suitable for all vessel types and in all trading conditions

Effective from first contact with water with controlled polishing throughout the service interval

Offers easy overcoating  

High volume solids and low VOCs

Performance guarantee – designed for docking intervals up to 60 month




UK Plans to Temporarily Waive Customs Checks on EU Goods
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 04, 2019

The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May is making bold unilateral moves to avoid the potential impact of a "no-deal" Brexit on Britain's seaports. Her administration has already contracted with three freight ferry operators for extra cross-Channel capacity, and on Monday, it announced that most truck-borne EU goods will not be subjected to time-consuming inspections upon arrival. 

In the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, British customs officials "will allow most goods moving from [20] listed roll on roll off locations to leave the UK port or train station before you’ve told us that the goods have arrived,” HM Revenue and Customs told importers in guidance released Monday. Importers will have until the end of the next working day to provide notice to customs. These "transitional simplified procedures" are temporary, and HMRC will review them after three to six months.

The measure will take some of the pressure off of the UK's busy cross-Channel seaports - especially Dover - which have warned of significant delays in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit. Dover has long warned that even brief customs checks on arriving trucks could lead to serious congestion problems at the port. 

Last October, Brittany Ferries CEO Christophe Mathieu predicted that the UK might drop customs inspections on its own if it could not negotiate a post-Brexit trade agreement with the EU. “The British may take a pragmatic approach and wave lorries through upon arrival into the UK,” he said. “But cross-Channel trade works both ways. In a worst case scenario, British hauliers carrying refrigerated goods could face the prospect of far longer journeys – perhaps hundreds of additional miles – to find a French port equipped to process their consignment. When they finally get there they could encounter further delays waiting for checks to take place."

May has yet to negotiate a transition agreement that satisfies both the EU and Britain's parliament, and the odds of an abrupt exit from the European Union are rising as the March 29 deadline approaches. A previously announced plan to charter in additional ferries is said to have fallen short of the target for 20 percent of additional ro-ro freight capacity, raising the prospect that other measures may be required.




Human Rights at Sea Reviews ZS Wellness Think Tank Event
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 04, 2019

On January 29, 2019, Human Rights at Sea attended the first ZS Wellness Think and Tank event at the Caledonia Club, London.

The mission of the Founder, Andrew Cowderoy, and his partners is: “to educate, train and prevent seafarers from running the risk of loss career or life and to educate the shipping industry to take a proactive rather than reactive approach to both physical and mental health,” as is explicitly stated at the website of the organization.

Cowderoy has underpinned the philosophy of ZS Wellness with eight of the U.N. Global Goals for Sustainable Development: Good Health and Well Being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Sustainable Cities and Communities and Partnerships for the Goals.

This was the starting point of the inaugural event that took place at the Caledonian Club, where industry experts elaborated on the seafarers’ mental and physical well-being. Apart from the experts, a dynamic audience participated in this interactive procedure by discussing several initiatives and recommending solutions.

How the event unfolded

The ZS Wellness Think Tank was a collection of like-minded individuals whose focus is about shaping the future well-being of seafarers. To that end, a variety of industry experts shared their experience in the maritime working environment and suggested solutions for a better professional and personal futures for seafarers.

Training: Impact Crew

The first speaker was Karen Passman, the Founder of Impact Crew, a research-based training organization which aims at leading the maritime industry to be in accordance with being business leaders in the 21st century. Passman has worked with a focus on maritime industry since 2012. Impact Crew works both on board and ashore. It collaborates with companies at conferences and with boards. It conducts research, individually coaches masters and management, to name but a few stakeholders.

Recently, through conducting a survey regarding crew’s turnover in the superyacht sector, Impact Crew found out that the 50 percent out of 826 crew leave within one year. The reasons leading to such a high turnover vary between leadership styles of owners and management as well as levels of rotation and time off. Incidents of absence of team atmosphere, unprofessionalism of the crew and lack of respect of the Captain were stated as further reasons for turn-over, among others. Using an interactive game-play process, Passman suggested creative and inventive solutions to the audience. Her rationale was that when there is a problem, everyone has their share of responsibility, and only by working together can results can be achieved.

Along the same lines of thinking, Steve Cameron of CMD considered wellness at sea as a dynamic process of change and growth. Seafarers’ health both physical and mental should be seen as a means of productivity and safety on board. The focus should be on how one can measure welfare at sea.

To this end, 10 questions about welfare at sea had been formulated. For example:

How can fragmented activity affect an employee?
Do cultural differences cause difficulties on board?
What about bad relationships with colleagues on board?
Does decent accommodation and good quality food play a crucial role on crew’s welfare?

Other than these, the support of mental health and the investigation of reasons causing stress should also be examined. For all these reasons and attempting measuring the success of it, Cameron suggested that annual reports on wellness should be drafted.

Other suggestions provided by the attendees during a fruitful dialogue was the prevention of several diseases such as diabetes through good quality programs or qualitative training on board. Additionally, combating loneliness on board with socialization among the crew and internet access can be effective solutions. Another issue that should not be underestimated, is that of sexual discrimination and homophobia on board. It is further necessary that gender equality, and the rights arising from it, be promoted and protected.

Where does responsibility for wellness of seafarers lie?

The Think Tank event focused on the responsibility of colleges to train and equip future seafarers. Moreover, the need of providing them with mental health training was also stressed.

Mental health, as a management concept, was considered to be a long-term and continuing awareness process; one which still has a long way to go in order to acquire the correct level of wider public and commercial awareness. Thus, it appeared necessary that management on board must have the appropriate training regarding mental health issues.

It was also concerning that there is stigma about people having mental issues and that this may prevent someone from being hired. However, when discussing mental disorders, there must also be a distinction and hierarchy between them and what is considered normal stress in a role and how that manifests itself.

Further questions arose.

What happens when an employee on board takes medication?
Are they more inclined to have accidents?
What about personal health tests?

It was saddening to note that the U.K. shipping industry is behind in this sector, and it needs to do more. Unlike the U.K., it was noted that Germany, the Netherlands, as well as crew from the Philippines, require thorough personal health tests in order to go to sea in an employed role.

Expanding the issue of wellness of seafarers, one could also refer to suicides on board. According to the U.K. P&I Club, there is not a definition for suicide. However, suicide should also not be closely linked to every kind of mental health, as in this case, it could be too generally applied. The point was, that there is a long way in terms of interpretation from mental health issues to committing suicide, as everyone in the room agreed.

Training: Freedom Training and Consultancy

As highlighted, training and the acquiring of mental health awareness should be of vital importance when working on board. For this reason, Tracy Keane, the Executive Director of Freedom Training and Consultancy, presented the aims, objectives and learning outcomes of the organization.

The aims of the organization are to deliver mental health awareness, to encourage seafarers to share their mental health issues without being embarrassed for them and to provide them with the ability to identify possible issues regarding their colleagues.

Freedom Training and Consultancy supports people completing their course and provides a variety of training models suitable for maritime services, both at national and international level. On completion, the trainees have awareness of what mental health is, effective communication and an understanding of the myths and stereotypes around it. As Keane noted, one does not need to be a mental health expert in order to help someone. Sometimes talking and supporting them can be enough.

Lastly, the most valuable thing is, that due to the training more seafarers can confidently talk about their mental health and the factors that may affect it.

Sea Fatigue

Another interesting topic discussed, was Project MARTHA on sea fatigue, or otherwise put, how long it takes one to recharge one’s batteries? The findings of this conference have shown that fatigue can result in long -term physical and mental health issues.

In 2014, The Sailor’s Society established a holistic focus on the well-being of seafarers. This has to do with their physical well-being as well as their emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual well-being.

To name but a few of their successes: in 2018, they trained 5,830 seafarers, won the Sea Trade (Investment in People) and Safety at Sea Awards (Best Crew Welfare Programme) and they collaborated with the UK P&I for the promotion of their ‘Wellness at Sea’ program. They wish to include more elements in the future, namely, to establish a Wellness at Sea Institute and develop a program to reach 7,500 seafarers. It was also mentioned within the conference that there will be more opportunities for academic research in relation to those issues in the future.

Red Square Medical Maritime Medical Solutions

During the presentation of Red Square Medical's maritime mdical solutions, Liz Baugh presented the services of the organization, which includes training, telemedicine 24/7, health services and consultancy. The training includes among others, STCW onboard and emergency preparedness. Telemedicine provides 24/7 access worldwide to available experts of mental health and translation services. The health services include crew health, travel health planning, vaccinations and outbreak procedures.

The instance of malaria was cited. Baugh said that shipowners should know there is different medications (prophylaxis) for malaria. Normally, however, shipowners do not opt for the expensive solution and consequently, it is usually not the most effective one. The urgent need of awareness of such issues was therefore stressed. Health is a human right, and the maritime industry must invest on it as far as their seafarers are concerned.

Education: The Marine Society

Another interesting initiative was that of The Marine Society. With the program Learn@Sea, they have started delivering maths, English and writing training in order to help the crew to develop their core educational abilities. The Society regards education as a means of helping the seafarers to acquire status and to boost them professionally so that they can develop from seafarers to officers in the future. They stated that they are looking forward to collaborating with both the commercial and charity sector as well. They suggested the creation of learning through apps, of teaching maritime language and maths and of making links with both seafarers and everyone who can provide such services.

Recruitment: Spinnaker Global

At the last session of the Think Tank conference, the field of recruitment and human resources in the maritime sector was introduced. Karen Waltham, the Managing Director of HR Consulting from Spinnaker Global presented the current state of the human resources industry in the maritime sector.

It was noted that the maritime human resources industry is 25 years behind any other field. Human resources has to do with each individual and the focus should be on them.

In a section called ‘Global Voices’ Waltham talked about the newly published U.K. Maritime Growth Study and Maritime in 2050. A saddening estimation was presented in the report: by 2030, eight million jobs across all commercial sectors will be lost due to the increased use of robotics. A successful human resources strategy is made from competitive salaries, opportunities, transparent and regular communications and a strong focus on employees’ welfare. Alongside this, according to Waltham, there must be investment in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and plans for the future are needed.

It was stressed that the problem in the maritime sector is that human resources is somehow undeveloped. However, it has increased visibility the last eight to 10 years, and this is promising. Besides, “even a subtle change is still a change,” as Waltham aptly remarked.

One therefore needs to think strategically for a successful human resources industry. There needs to be traditional ways of working as well as new opportunities. All these approaches can succeed through constant education and training, and the vital importance of this should be never forgotten. Managing people’s talent is crucial, and at the end of the day, nobody should forget that the core of the industry is the individual employee.

Closing Actions and Recommendations

To close, attendees and speakers were divided into teams of four to focus on the main ideas discussed and to provide a variety of recommendations regarding them.

It was suggested that seafarers have to be treated more as individuals, and not as numbers - that means having closer relations between the maritime companies and their crew. Companies should listen to crew’s concerns and be able to provide effective solutions as often as possible.

Alongside this, the issue of mental health and its problems should be approached differently. In 2019, there is no room for stigma regarding mental health. Anyone who faces such issues must have the ability to speak up about them and not be afraid of the consequences because of prejudice that exists.

Companies must think about better collaboration as the core route to success. Networking should be expanded. There is no need for working individually when “together” can be very effective.

As mentioned earlier, individual employees must be the center of this procedure. The vast majority of seafarers are let go after their contract ends. This means they live with insecurity, and this, of course, may cause mental health issues such as stress about their future employment, which can be linked to depression.

Maritime companies should therefore have longer employment contracts, as longer contracts mean better human resources facilities for the crew. Providing health insurance as standard is one suggestion. Health is an indisputable human right, and companies should invest more in it. Further, stability in the employee’s working environment can help them to be more calm and secure.

End-Note

Human Rights at Sea was pleased to have been engaged in the first ZS Wellness Think Tank conference. The charity continues to independently observe the developments in seafarers' wellness projects and programs and the emerging provisions for better working environments at sea. This encompasses rights and protections in relation to better mental health awareness, support and an increasing workplace culture which moves away from stigmatization and isolation.

Anastasia Papapetrou is a Researcher & Intern at Human Rights at Sea.




Seafarers' Charity Launches New Chaplains’ Directory
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 04, 2019

Seafarers’ charity Stella Maris-Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has launched a new version of its global port chaplains’ directory which helps seafarers get access to pastoral, practical and emotional support wherever they are in the world.

The Port Chaplain Directory 2019 lists phone numbers and email addresses of the charity’s 227 chaplains in 334 ports across 59 countries.

It also highlights the ports in which Stella Maris Seafarers’ Centres are located; these centres provide a space where seafarers can go to relax, contact family, socialize and speak to a chaplain away from the environment of their ships. 

AoS National Director Martin Foley said, “Even in our digital age, seafarers still value having a friend in port. As our recently-launched Life at Sea Report shows, face-to-face contact is unique and irreplaceable.”

He added, “We are able to provide pastoral, practical and emotional care to seafarers when tragedy strikes, acting as a dependable, trusted friend in times of crisis.”

AoS Development Director John Green said, “We have chaplains in most of the world’s ports. The Directory enables our network of chaplains to provide holistic care for seafarers in port after port worldwide and gives seafarers a tool to get quick and easy access to assistance and advice.”

“Providing up to date and accurate details of all our chaplains is a valuable resource both for seafarers and stakeholders in the maritime industry such as P&I clubs, shipping agents and port officials,” he added 

The range of support offered by AoS includes counseling and befriending, welfare assistance, hospital visits, transport and providing means of communicating with family and friends.

Copies of the Directory have been sent out to AoS chaplains globally for distribution to seafarers and ships.

The Directory is also available to download online here




Managing Vessel Repairs with a "Digital Twin"
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 04, 2019

Vessel lifespans average between 30 and 50 years, thanks to ongoing maintenance, repair, and refit. Those consistent changes result in a ship that deviates significantly over its lifespan, making it difficult to maintain up-to-date design & build records of the ship that is currently being operated. Maintaining this “digital model” over a ship’s lifespan, with so many changes, requires working with information that comes from different sources, time periods, and technologies. Integrating these different sources of information can increase your understanding of your ship and dramatically reduce the overall cost of ownership.

As-built and as-maintained digital twins solve a large part of these problems but are still not being delivered to ship owners. With older vessels, information might only exist in legacy formats or on paper. This results in shipyards that don’t have the information they need to effectively plan for repair or refit, significantly increasing both time and monetary costs.

Today, one of the ways we see legacy data (2D PDFs) being managed is through a combination of additional new technologies that require the complex integration of platforms. For example, extracting toolpaths from 2D PDFs can put together a view of the general geometry and combining those views with laser scanned data directly from the ship allows you to explore those views in 3D space. The result is parts that can be created using this 2D PDF and laser scan hybrid as reference.

Increasingly, working with data and information to make it useful is absolutely necessary for shipyards to maintain competitive costs related to lifecycle management. But the reality is that over the lifespan of a ship, requirements, technologies, and information change. It’s unlikely that one system or subcontractor will have been responsible for every change made to the vessel, introducing opportunities for lost information or added costs associated with ensuring compatibility. Core to the solution is a single platform that can extract, curate, collate and share information across and between disparate sources.

Going forward, the solution that everyone is moving towards is an open platform of platforms ecosystem. With each platform in an enterprise architecture connected with another, you lower the risk of information being unusable when different software is used, or a hand-off occurs. The key is to avoid being locked in and optimize your ability to use the tools best suited for the job and use their outputs in every other part of a process or workflow. In reality, this can happen through available APIs, an open Architecture, leveraging commercial out-of-box tools (ex. SQL), or through a community of platform partners. This is the only way to ensure that your operation is flexible enough to adapt to future unknowns.

Nobody knows exactly the way their business, industry, or vision will evolve. Choosing a platform that you can build on, customize, connect with as needed, and update consistently allows you to make decisions with the confidence of future compatibility while still leveraging the ship information you already have.

The question of how to better integrate information throughout the lifecycle of a ship is increasingly brought up at the conferences we attend and by the ship owners we talk to around the world. That speaks to just how important achieving a solution is for our industry going forward. 

For more information, visit SSI's Crow's Nest and Waveform blogs. 




Armada of Tankers with Venezuelan Oil Forms in U.S. Gulf
by Reuters
Monday, February 04, 2019
By Collin Eaton and Marianna Parraga HOUSTON/MEXICO CITY, Feb 4 (Reuters) – A flotilla loaded with about 7 million barrels of Venezuelan oil has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, some holding cargoes bought ahead of the latest U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and others whose buyers are weighing who to pay, according to traders, shippers […]




Daspos Developed an Additional Fire Prevention Detector
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 04, 2019

Daspos, a Danish company specializes in durable fire protection solutions to meet demands within the maritime industry, has developed Leakage Alarm System, LAS-10 - an atmospheric oil mist and hydrocarbon detection system for the open engine room.

A fire in the engine room typically originates from a failure in the fuel system, which is then followed by impingement of oil onto a high temperature surface.

Prevention of the fire risk is the right solution

The LAS-10 solution is a fire-prevention solution. The functionality of the Leakage Alarm System builds on a very large amount of air flow - 10,000 liters per minute - which is led through a detection chamber and trough a specially designed filter. The electronics in the detector combines and analyzes simultaneously the content of both gasses and oil sprays. 

A sudden increase in differential pressure over the installed filter gives a signal to the crew about the increased dangerous situation in the environment. 

No other solutions on the market combine these two detection methods or even using differential pressure as an indicator for the fire and explosion risk. Moreover, the large air flow is a much quicker indicator for potential risk than previously seen with other detection systems, detecting by e.g. light reflection or in a fraction of the analyzed air flowing through the detector.

New: Leakage alarm for hot box protection

Daspos recently developed a new detector, specially designed for the hot boxes covering the high-pressure fuel systems.

The Hot-Box Detector H-18 was designed for installation in engine hot boxes, with a quick release adaptor. It was designed for smaller compartments in order to detect risks caused by leakages at the earliest possible state of detection. It is of crucial importance to have enough time to react.
 
The Hot-Box Detector H-18 sensor can operate in areas with temperatures reaching up to 200°C/392°F. The detector is easy to install, it is not affected by unintended human interference, and it does not require light in order to operate.

The Hot-Box Detector H-18 electronics sample and analyze the air looking for hydrocarbon leaks. If it detects any increased levels of hydrocarbon, in the form of gas or mist, the Hot-Box Detector H-18 sends an early warning signal to the crew about the increasing danger.

Our slogan……"The best fires are the ones that never took place...." www.daspos.com


 




BAWAT Positions for USCG Approval and Market Impact
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, February 04, 2019

BAWAT is on the verge of achieving full USCG approval for its unique pasteurization-based ballast water management system, with test results demonstrating the total efficacy of the simple, energy efficient and “150 year old” technological process. BAWAT CEO Kim Diederichsen says “a wake up call” is on its way, for both the segment and the broader shipping industry.

Tried and tested

BAWAT’s system – which is built from off the shelf components, utilizes no chemicals or filters, and works simply by heating ballast water – has now passed all USCG land based tests and has only one shipboard test left to complete. This is scheduled for April in the “difficult” waters (high organism levels) of Port Klang, Malaysia, and the Mekong River estuary, Vietnam. The system has already passed three tests here with “flying colors, eliminating all organisms,” Diederichsen notes.

He comments: “All of the tests so far – onboard and onshore – have demonstrated rock solid results. By that I mean, not near the threshold of compliance but total efficacy. This shows what we’ve known all along - that the tried and tested process of pasteurization is the best way to eliminate the potentially harmful invasive species carried in ballast water.”

Simple benefits

BAWAT’s innovative system utilizes waste heat produced by a vessel’s engine (giving it low OPEX and ensuring green credentials) to heat the water. That is it. The process works from as low as 64 degrees centigrade and there is zero post treatment holding time. With a one-pass solution the treatment can be undertaken during a vessel’s voyage, leaving crews to focus on more essential tasks in ports (such as cargo handling and bunkering). As such it optimizes man-hour, as well as energy, efficiency.

“It really is that simple,” Diederichsen stresses. “We’ve been through the development phase, are sailing through testing and are now commercializing this revolutionary product. We’ve already signed a series of fleet agreements and have been shortlisted for many more. The shipowners we’re talking to are seeing this as a wake up call – ballast water compliance doesn’t have to be so difficult!

“With vessels now mandated to install ballast systems we believe we’ve timed this just right. The years to come will be very busy times for retrofitting, especially in 2021/22, and we have the system and organization ready and raring to go.”

The current USCG testing is being carried out onboard a 38,000dwt container vessel, with DHI Denmark and Lloyds Register on board as partners.

Transforming the market

Michael Andersen, R&D Manager at BAWAT, says the success of the testing will be replicated within a long-term operational context due to the simplicity of the pasteurization process.

“Pasteurization has been in use, particularly to eliminate bacteria in the food and beverage sector, for the past 150 years,” he states. “It’s a process that everyone can understand, is physical rather than chemical or mechanical, and is not affected whatsoever by water quality. There’s no consumables, no residue, no filter clogging or replacement issues, no expensive lamps – nothing to get in the way of carefree and effective operations. 

“This is going to change the way people think about ballast water treatment. The USCG approval will give us the platform we need to really kick-start that process. There are exciting times ahead.”

Copenhagen-based BAWAT, which also offers a port-side contingency/container solution, expects to obtain full USCG approval in the second half of 2019. The system is suitable for a wide variety of vessel types and is available with financial support from Denmark’s Export Credit Agency.  




UK to Ease Customs Checks on EU Goods in Event of ‘No Deal’ Brexit
by Reuters
Monday, February 04, 2019
LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Most goods arriving from the European Union will be allowed into Britain without full customs checks for at least three months if it leaves the bloc without an exit deal, the British government said on Monday. With less than two months until Britain is due to leave on March 29, […]




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