July 3, 2020BLOG

You need to comply with regulations. We all do. But hopefully without diverting precious funds away from core operations. These days, more than ever, shipowners need to control costs. Here at Optimarin we understand… and we think we have the solution to your challenge.  One word. Leasing. Simple as that. Pole position Optimarin prides itself … Read More

Two global leaders, one fleet solution

March 9, 2020BLOG

How big is your fleet? How many different vessel sizes do you own or operate? How can you navigate the crowded BWTS marketplace to get the optimal solution for all your individual ships, as simply as possible? Relax everyone, Optimarin and SunRui have the answer you’ve been waiting for… We’re delighted to announce that Optimarin … Read More

DIY BWT unlocks savings

January 31, 2020BLOG

Carisbrooke decided to ‘go it alone’ on their latest two Optimarin BWT installations, saving time, maximizing vessel utilization, and unlocking a huge array of powerful business benefits. “It wasn’t really that technically challenging…. In fact, I’d compare it to putting together a giant jigsaw.” That’s the words of Capt. Simon Merritt, Senior Fleet Manager, Carisbrooke, … Read More


November 8, 2019BLOG

As a global leader in BWT, Optimarin is committed to providing the best local service, sales support and standards to customers, and that means having the right partners ‘on the ground’. Sandfirden Technics is a prime example… This year’s Europort exhibition in Rotterdam saw us sign up Sandfirden as our sole agent for the key Benelux … Read More


October 23, 2019BLOG

As shipowners come under pressure from many environmental angles, they find that going into drydock is an especially stressful time. The pressure is on. The IMO amendments to the Ballast Water Convention are now in force. All ocean-going vessels are now compelled to retrofit ballast water treatment systems to meet the convention’s requirements and to … Read More


August 15, 2019BLOG, Compliance

On 8 September the starting gun fires for tens of thousands of vessels in the race for IMO ballast water compliance. Shipowners need to choose their running partners, and quickly, to avoid being barged off track… Simple truths Let’s consider the facts. On 8 September the IMO D2 ballast water compliance deadline comes in to … Read More


July 4, 2019BLOG, Compliance

  OPTIMARIN MAKES THE GRADE FOR USCG SHIPS With the USCG’s latest ballast water management system type approval there are now 20 compliant solutions to select from. But, when it came to sourcing BWT technology for Coast Guard ships themselves, which one made the grade? USCG ballast water regulations are the world’s most stringent. If … Read More


April 9, 2019BLOG, People

  25 YEARS AND GOING STRONG This month is a big one for us: a quarter of a century ago, on 15 April 1994, Optimarin was founded to develop technology to treat ballast water. We have been wedded to that goal ever since so, to continue that marriage metaphor, we are marking our Silver Anniversary. … Read More


February 14, 2019BLOG, Technology

    You’ve got our sympathy. It’s not an easy situation for you… You have to comply with IMO, USCG and other relevant regional restrictions on ballast water. You have vessels with limited space and crews that already have enough to do in their daily duties. Margins are thin, costs must be controlled and procurement … Read More


December 27, 2018BLOG

    WHY has 2018 has been our best year ever? We have delivered more of our simple, proven and reliable systems, to more shipowners, than at any other point in our 24-year history… And it won’t stop there. 4 TIMES MORE BUSINESS The order book for 2019 is four times the size it was … Read More