Ballast Water Management Convention and BWMS Code – 2018 Consolidated Edition

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention), is concerned with preventing, minimizing and ultimately eliminating the risks to the environment, human health, property and resources arising from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens, through the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments.

Meeting the 2020 sulphur cap – Scrubbers ordered or fitted for close to 1,000 vessels: EGCSA

Shipowners have ordered or installed scrubbers for nearly 1,000 vessels as the uptake in exhaust gas cleaning systems rapidly accelerates ahead of the 1 January 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap from the IMO.
According to the Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Association (EGCSA) the number of ships with scrubbers either installed or on order stood at 983 as of 31 May this year.

Norway – Maritime Outlook Report 2018

The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association annual outlook survey indicates guarded optimism with regard to revenue and profitability in 2018. Half of Norwegian Shipowners’ Association members anticipate increased turnover in 2018. For the offshore segments, survey results indicate that peak layup has likely been reached.