Ecochlor Named Marine News “MN100” Top Maritime Companies in USA

Marine News 100 coverEcochlor was recognized by Marine News as one of the Top 100 companies for their annual MN100 issue. This publication reviews the most compelling enterprises in the maritime industry in the United States. Market leaders are featured in the August issue and Ecochlor was highlighted for their ballast water treatment system (BWTS) product excellence in the “Water Treatment & Technology” segment.

Recent highlights of Ecochlor listed by Marine News were the national “Inc. 500” award for 8th Place in Manufacturing in Massachusetts (announced after MN100 2017), and 5th Place in “Boston Business Journal Fast50”, featuring the fastest growing companies in Massachusetts. Ecochlor’s client list includes some of the most prestigious shipowners in the world including: Angelicoussis Shipping Group (Maran/ Anangel), Minerva Marine, SCF Management Services (Cyprus) and SCF Management Services (Novorossiysk) and SCF Management Services (Saint Petersburg), U.S.- based Liberty Maritime, to name just a few. The most recent shipowner to sign on with Ecochlor was Scorpio Tankers who contracted for the retrofit of 55 vessels with Ecochlor’s BWTS.

Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor said, “We are pleased to have been chosen by Marine News as one of the top firms in Water Treatment & Technology. Ecochlor was selected for this honor based on the company’s efforts to attain global regulatory type approvals including IMO and USCG with a quality, effective and easy to use BWTS. We plan to continue these efforts with both an enhanced product guarantee and financing options that will be unique in the market.”

About Ecochlor

Ecochlor holds a unique position in the shipping industry as the only company utilizing patented, chlorine dioxide (ClO2) treatment technology for ballast water treatment. The Ecochlor system uses a two-step process to treat ballast water – filtration followed by disinfection with chlorine dioxide. System effectiveness is not impaired by variations in salinity, temperature, turbidity, organics, and vibration. The Ecochlor® BWTS is the only USCG Type Approved technology that does not require treatment or neutralization on discharge. For more information go to www.ecochlor.com. To contact our Sales Team email John Morganti, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at john.morganti@ecochlor.com.

Ecochlor Wins BWTS Contract for 55 Scorpio Product Carriers

Ecochlor Treatment Generator to ScaleEcochlor, Inc. (Ecochlor) is proud to announce that a contract for 55 Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) has been signed with Scorpio Tankers Inc. (Scorpio Tankers) for retrofit on their product carriers. Scorpio Tankers will also become a minority investor in Ecochlor. MID-SHIP Capital advised Ecochlor on the transaction.

Scorpio Tankers is a leading international provider in the transportation of refined petroleum products. The product carriers that will be retrofit with the Ecochlor System range between 38,000 to over 100,000 DWT. Installations are expected to begin in Q4 of this year and continue to the end of 2022.

Emanuele Lauro, Chairman & CEO of Scorpio Tankers said, “We are delighted to be working with Ecochlor, given their best-in-class technology. Reliability and quality were primary considerations for us, given our commitment to safeguard the environment and complying with the complex regulatory guidelines for ballast water treatment.”

“We are honored to have been selected by Scorpio Tankers as their BWTS compliance partner and welcome Scorpio Tankers as a shareholder in our company,” said Steve Candito, CEO, Ecochlor. Scorpio Tankers has a reputation of being a leading owner and operator in the tanker industry. Their commitment to excellence along with the superior efficacy of our treatment system and lifetime commitment to servicing their vessels will guarantee compliance for their fleet worldwide.”

Ecochlor Interviewed on BWTS Production Ramp-up by El Navi Magazine

El Navi magazine coverIn the article titled, Ecochlor has Increased its Capability to Mass Produce the Company’s BWTS, Tom Perlich, Ecochlor and Charis Valentakis, Euplioa speak to El Navi magazine to discuss the advantages of the Ecochlor system and strategies and planning to provide the training, maintenance and services needed to provide superior support to the shipowner for BWT compliance. Read the complete article here.

BWT Report: Intertanko’s Tim Wilkins Discusses Contingency Measures for Tankers

In this 7th program in Maritime TV’s Ballast Water Treatment Report Series, Ecochlor CEO Steve Candito is joined at the Intertanko Annual Meeting in Rome, Italy by Tim Wilkins, Environmental Director at Intertanko to discuss the experience-building phase for Ballast Water Management and the challenges that shipowners are having with the operation of their systems. Intertanko recently released, Ballast Water Contingency Measures for Tankers.

 

Ecochlor Appoints John Morganti as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce that John Morganti has joined the company in the new position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Within his role at Ecochlor, John will direct the sales and marketing team, manage major client accounts, develop short- and long-range objectives to reach sales quota goals and revenue expectations, and work with corporate management to create five- and ten-year business plans for the company.

Ecochlor CEO Steve Candito said, “John is a key addition to the Ecochlor team. He brings with him an array of valuable experience in solution-selling opportunities that will provide an improved purchasing experience for our customer base. His background in global sales and in optimizing growth opportunities within an organization will be of tremendous help to Ecochlor in finding solutions that match the needs of our clients.”

John is an accomplished senior executive and entrepreneur with a 25 year plus track record of success. He has held leadership positions in a Fortune 500 company as well as mid-sized services providers and technology start-ups. He is passionate about driving revenue but equally committed to creating a first-class customer experience as well as long-term customer satisfaction. With a background in Sales and Operations Management, he is well-positioned and eager to take on this new role at Ecochlor.

“I was attracted to Ecochlor by their leadership position in the ballast water treatment industry as well as their commitment to shipowners in providing a treatment system that will keep their ships in compliance now with an eye toward conforming to future regulatory requirements,” said John. “I look forward to developing strategies that enhance the strong sales and marketing programs that are already in place.”

John has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He served in the United States Navy Reserve for 13 years, retiring in 2003. John has been a member of the Advisory Board of EthosIQ, LLC and Implicit Monitoring Solutions.

Angelicoussis Shipping Group Selects the Ecochlor BWTS for Retrofit in 36 Vessels

Maran Tankers Management is the Oil Tanker Shipping unit and Anangel Maritime Services is the Dry Bulk Carrier Shipping unit of Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited.

 

USA-based ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer, Ecochlor, Inc. announced today the completion of a contract to retrofit 36 vessels, including Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, VLCCs, Minicapes and Capes for Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited (ASGL). Installations are expected between 2018 – 2020 in Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China.

Greek-owned company ASGL has a well-established track record in shipping dating back to 1947. The Angelicoussis Group fleet is comprised of bulk carriers, tankers and LNG vessels. Maran Tankers Management (MTM) manages the Oil Tanker Shipping unit and in 2001 Anangel Maritime Services Inc. (AMSI) was appointed to manage the Bulk Carrier fleet of ASGL.

Maran Tankers Management provides world-class ship management services and aims to adhere to the highest health, safety, and environmental standards. The safety of their crew, cargo loss prevention and reduction in emissions is of paramount importance as they pursue these goals. Choosing a BWTS with low power consumption and a minimal environmental footprint, along with providing a safe, easy-to-operate option for their crew were critical factors in reaching this decision.

There are many things Anangel considered when selecting the BWTS for their fleet. After a thorough review, the features and benefits of the Ecochlor BWTS, along with a commitment to customer service and ensuring the compliance of Anangel vessels were important factors in their choice. With this decision, Anangel has taken important steps necessary to move forward in their commitment to comply with the BWM Convention for their fleet of vessels, thus reinforcing their continued environmental responsibilities in keeping the oceans and coastal waterways clean.

“We look forward to working with both Maran and Angangel to retrofit their fleet of vessels and continuing to support their efforts in satisfying regulatory compliance. Our BWTS are setting the standard in the ballast water treatment industry for operational performance and reliability,” said Tom Perlich, President of Ecochlor.

Ecochlor CEO Steve Candito remarked, “Having both IMO and USCG Type Approval were very important factors in the selection process by ASGL. Our expertise as well as the system’s ease of use and reliability are critical issues to shipowners as they look for manufacturers that are absolutely committed to making sure their vessels are in compliance with BWT regulations now, and for the life of the vessel.”

Over the past two years, the Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) has been installed on dozens of tankers with ballast water flow rates ranging from 750 to 6,000 m3/hr. These installations were on Product Tankers, Aframax Tankers and Suezmax Tankers at shipyards in China, Croatia, Romania, Portugal and Turkey. Currently, there are two Bulk Carrier New Builds installations in process in China and four tanker retrofits scheduled over the next few months.

New Ballast Water Treatment Association Elects Steve Candito to Board of Directors

Portrait of Steve CanditoIn April, the Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) elected Steve Candito, Ecochlor CEO and a member of the formation committee, to serve on the Board of Directors.

“BEMA, a registered trade association based in the United States, seeks to provide coordinated, technical, non-commercial guidance to both the maritime industry and the regulatory agencies that are trying to understand the intricacies of ballast water treatment. The Association will serve as a key resource for ship owners, designers, testing equipment suppliers, and regulators to discuss openly how ballast water treatment systems work and what should be the expectations of each technology operating across a world fleet,” stated the press release for the newly formed non-government association (NGO).

Steve Candito comments on the group, “There is a lot of value that [BEMA] can provide even before we achieve NGO status at the IMO. We have already been approached by ICS, BIMCO, and other ship owner associations to discuss the important implementation challenges. The industry wants to discuss solutions and we are ready to talk. For more information about BEMA go to https://bit.ly/2HUuul7.