USCG Maritime Commons Series on Ballast Water 

On 27 November 2017, Rear Admiral John Nadeau began a new five-part series to provide information and updates regarding the USCG’s ballast water program.  The series is posted on the Coast Guard Maritime Commons blog, and presents various aspects relating to the USCG’s shift in focus from implementation of the ballast water regulations to compliance and enforcement. […]

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Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference Announces Ecochlor To Speak

Tanker Shipping & Trade has chosen Ecochlor’s Technical Director, Mike Hasson to speak on, Case Study: What Every Tanker Operator Should Know Ahead of a BWMS Retrofit at their upcoming conference November 14-15, 2017 in London, UK. Mr. Hasson has managed 19 tanker ballast water treatment retrofit installations over the past 18 months and will […]

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Ecochlor Receives DNV GL Type Approval on behalf of Norway

Ecochlor and DNV GL announced today DNV GL Type Approval on behalf of Norway of the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS). In addition to serving as Ecochlor’s Independent Laboratory for US Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval, DNV GL simultaneously evaluated and approved the Ecochlor System under DNV GL rules and the BWM Convention. Martin […]

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Ecochlor CEO OP/ED on “Avoiding BWMS Compliance Risks”

Reprinted from MarineLink. Lately, I have been reading reports regarding the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) escalating enforcement of ballast water discharge violations. In the first case, the USCG initiated a civil penalty proceeding against a bulk carrier for discharging ballast water in Washington State without using a USCG Type Approved Ballast Water Management System […]

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Ecochlor BWTS Ranked #8 in Fastest-Growing Manufacturing Company by Inc. 500|5000

Ecochlor® BWTS was recognized by Inc. 500|5000 as one of the fastest-growing manufacturing companies in the United States. The Inc. 500 award, representing the top 10% of the 5000 companies chosen, was presented to Ecochlor with a ranking of #8 in the United States for manufacturing, #16 in Best Massachusetts companies and overall placement of […]

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Important USCG Update

USCG – Important update on Ecochlor BWMS type approval certificate The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin updating the Ecochlor ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval certificate. (8/11/17) Check out the update here.

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Ecochlor BWTS Receives USCG Type Approval

USCG Type Approval of Ecochlor’s unique, patented treatment technology now offers an alternative to UV and Electrochlorination. No treatment on discharge or neutralization is required with the Ecochlor® BWTS. Ecochlor is pleased to announce that its patented BWTS has received USCG Type Approval. The Ecochlor® BWTS uses a two-step treatment process that includes filtration and treatment […]

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