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The BWMC: Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day Either

(With downloadable SWZ article) After more than 20 years of discussion within the International Maritime Organization (IMO), next month the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWMC) will finally enter into force.

Many understand the need for more sustainable and cleaner shipping and the importance of the convention for the marine environment, but the world of shipping is still somewhat ambivalent towards this intricate problem and the implications of the BWMC.

In SWZ Maritime's July/August issue, Edo Donkers, Business Developer at MEA-nl (Marine Eco Analytics), seeks to unravel what has become one of the most troublesome dossiers the maritime world has ever had to deal with. What makes it such a difficult issue, can technology keep up with the requirements in the convention and what steps could ease the transition to more sustainable shipping?

Read the full article online now (in Dutch only).

Picture: MEA-nl's mobile ballast water test facility, the MEA Innovator (by MEA-nl).


Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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