Counting the cost of BWT inaction by shipowners

September 17, 20212022, News, Press release

Shipowners that are dragging their heels in installing ballast water treatment (BWT) systems in an effort to save money could end up paying a much higher price in the long run, according to Newport Shipping’s managing director Lianghui Xia. Only 20,483 ships have so far installed or have on order BWT systems that are required … Read More

‘Reliability is key’ for ballast water system compliance

September 15, 20212022, News, Press release

The reliability and efficiency of ballast water treatment (BWT) systems will be critical to achieving regulatory compliance for shipowners in future – and any malfunctions could seriously hit commercial operations. “Any shipowner knows that time is money and downtime in port or drydock due to unnecessary repairs to a BWT system disrupts voyage schedules and … Read More

The Magazine With Insight : BUSINESSFOCUS

September 1, 2021News

Norwegian Ballast Water Treatment System manufacturer OPTIMARIN remains at the forefront with its latest product launch. The First Digital System The innovative approach that has been a distinct feature of the company from the very beginning, has remained a core driver until the present day; in June this year, Optimarin water management system – OptiLink … Read More

Optimarin expands BWTS service offering for smart maintenance

June 22, 2021News, Press release

PRESS RELEASE Optimarin is taking maintenance of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to the next level with the launch of a new-generation service frame agreement integrating the benefits of its new OptiLinkTM digital solution to minimise operational costs and ensure regulatory compliance for shipowners. OptiLinkTM allows the market-leading BWTS supplier to upgrade its service offering … Read More

OptiLink: A digital revolution in ballast water management

June 8, 2021News, Press release

PRESS RELEASE Optimarin is leading the way in digitalisation of ballast water treatment with the launch of OptiLink, an innovative system for ship-to-shore data-sharing in this critical area of ship operations. The advanced digital tool provides real-time monitoring of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS), along with automated data generation and remote connectivity, and is designed … Read More

Optimarin expands market reach in Spanish tie-up with Llalco

June 1, 2021News, Press release

PRESS RELEASE Optimarin is eyeing a Spanish market fiesta for its leading ballast water treatment system (BWTS) after bringing onboard Madrid-based Llalco Fluid Technology to boost regional sales. Llalco has been appointed to act as agent for Optimarin under a newly minted agreement that will significantly expand the Norwegian ballast water treatment specialist’s global market … Read More

The missing link in ballast water management

May 31, 2021News

The container ship is already delayed by a few days after arriving at its remote destination port in the Bahamas but its turnaround time is at risk from another variable – ballast water quality. A test sample of discharge ballast water is required by the local port to verify it meets environmental standards and non-compliance … Read More

Falling foul of the market?

May 26, 2021News

Environmental compliance in areas such as ballast water treatment will be a rite of passage in the future shipping market and a key differentiator in winning charter contracts. But are ship operators ready for the shift? The clock is ticking towards a 2024 deadline by which all ships will be required to have a ballast … Read More

Optimarin, the Carlsberg of the ballast water treatment segment.

May 11, 2021News, Press release

“It’s probably the best BWT system in the world.” Optimarin EVP Tore Andersen doesn’t mince his words. The former CEO and current sales head of the global BWT pioneer is bullish about his firm’s simple, flexible and market proven system. “The original is still the best,” he says. “Competition today is very different than when … Read More