BWT scare stories

BWT scare stories

Are you having a nightmare with your existing BWT system? It may not be much of a consolation, but you’re not suffering alone…  Cast your mind back to last year and you may recall a report from class society ABS that, for many with a stake in the BWT segment, made for depressing reading. Inoperable […]

THE JOY OF SIX

THE JOY OF SIX

IF BWT UNITS DON’T  √ THESE SIX BOXES, DONT BUY THEM!! Don’t get the cheapest system for your fleet, get the right one. In the competitive world of shipping, with often wafer thin margins and uncertain demand, cost control is key to success. But sometimes the cheapest buys end up costing your business the most. Cheap […]

THE COST OF NON COMPLIANCE

THE COST OF NON COMPLIANCE

DON’T MESS WITH THE UNITED STATES Stringent ballast water regulations and enforcement by the U.S. Coast Guard leaves no room for BWMS complacency. Shipowners looking to enter U.S. waters basically have to “shape up or ship out”. “Prior to embarking on a voyage to the United States, shipowners must ensure that they are able to properly […]

AHEAD OF THE GAME SHIPOWNERS. WHO ARE THEY?

AHEAD OF THE GAME SHIPOWNERS. WHO ARE THEY?

Today’s shipping company is no different than any other company in the world. Those ahead of the game will get a larger share of future business, and those not will miss the boat. How to stay ahead? THINK LIKE A MILLENIAL – think sustainable Sustainability is a key concern for the millennials generation. A lot of […]

THE FIVE C’s – becoming the preferred choice

In the world of options, creating the best client experience is key to becoming the preferred choice. If in doubt, just ask Japan’s world-leading shipping company, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. When launching its new “Stress-Free Services” last year,  the company set out to make its business dealings as easy and convenient as possible. MOL President and […]

STRINGENT TESTING LIFTS BWTS EFFICIENCY

STRINGENT TESTING LIFTS BWTS EFFICIENCY

Enter the cellar of our Stavanger headquarters and you’ll instantly be transported out to sea. Here, on-site, is a permanent operational BWT system, complete with three different UV chambers, three different power supplies and three huge water tanks.   Our on-site R&D facilities take system testing to another level. Able to test all types of […]

BLOODY RED SHRIMP AND CAPITOL HILL LOBBYISTS – not a good match

BLOODY RED SHRIMP AND CAPITOL HILL LOBBYISTS – not a good match

  The discovery of bloody red shrimp found in the Twin Ports Harbor (February 2018), is raising fears that the light-hating, zooplankton-eating species have found their way to Lake Superior. The fear is that they will compete with small native fish in the food chain that eat the same algae and plankton. Bloody red shrimp were […]

90% OF GLOBAL SHIPS DO NOT COMPLY

90% OF GLOBAL SHIPS DO NOT COMPLY

Only 7.1% of the global fleet has been fitted with ballast water management systems (BWMS), according to data presented by Clarkson Research Services managing director Stephen Gordon at the 12th Annual Maritime HR Conference (May 24, 2018). The low level of take-up of BWMS could be due, in part, to delays in the all-important approvals […]

FAST TRACK BWTS TO MEET MARKET DEMAND

FAST TRACK BWTS TO MEET MARKET DEMAND

Shipping companies operate in extremely competitive, margin sensitive markets and cash flow control is key to success. When new regulations are introduced, management focus is on balancing income potential, investments and compliance. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to change priorities and anticipate planned installations of e.g. ballast water treatment to take advantage of unexpected opportunities in […]

ACCELERATING SALES AND REVENUES IN 2018

ACCELERATING SALES AND REVENUES IN 2018

OPTIMARIN accelerates into 2018 with a surge of new business and a solid bottom line Shattering initial growth forecasts, reports leading maritime news channel ShipInsight The Norwegian headquartered firm has sold close to 600 of its USCG-approved Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS), has shattered its initial growth forecasts for the year to date, with both orders […]