Optimarin, the ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist, today reports a year-on-year increase in sales of more than 100% for Q3, with order intake at an all-time high. The growth, consolidating the trend seen in Q2, comes on the back of a number of new fleet agreements with leading owners and operators, of which Singapore’s Asiatic Lloyd Shipmanagement LLP is the latest signing.

Market moves

“September’s IMO D2 deadline for BWT compliance has created, quite rightly, a sense of urgency in the market, and we are now seeing more activity than ever before,” comments Leiv Kallestad, Optimarin CEO.

“Optimarin’s simple, reliable and market proven technology – added to our quarter century of industry understanding and niche expertise – makes us an obvious first port of call for forward-thinking owners. Asiatic Lloyd Shipmanagement LLP is a perfect example, positioning itself at the front of the industry to ensure complete compliance and installations that fit its busy customer schedule. We’d advise other shipping companies to follow their lead.”