Ballast Water Management Report

The Ballast Water Management Report with Steve Candito, Ecochlor’s CEO. Mr. Candito discusses, BWMS Code Requirements (Part 2) and offers an overview of the changes that are required based on the new BWMS Code. The major changes include:
  • new requirements for the operation of the system;
  • system design limitations that must be noted on the Type Approved certificate;
  • bypass arrangements noted on the certificate and monitoring arrangements
  • and, general monitoring of the system.
To view all the Ecochlor BWM Reports go to the Ecochlor YouTube Channel.

Ecochlor获得IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

Ecochlor公司于2020年7月7日 收到了挪威海事当局(NMA) 颁发的IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72)/ revised 2016 G8) 标准的Type Approval.

据悉, 此次新的认证适用于Ecochlor压载水管理系统(BWMS)的整个系列, 流量在于500立方米/小时 至16200立方米/小时之间. 这意味着船东可以在IMO BWMS规范的2020年10月28日截止日期后, 继续安装Ecochlor公司的BWMS. 今年早些时候, 该公司完成了活性物质技术所需的额外测试, 以便在咸水, 微咸水 和淡水中获得全面批复. 测试证实, Ecochlor BWMS设备无需在操作上作任何更改.

Ecochlor是BWM行业的市场领导者, 采用两步处理工序处理压载水: 过滤 和 二氧化氯. 压载水处理仅在吸收压载水期间进行, 无需在排放压舱水时中和水质的额外步骤.

此外, 该公司能在全球范围内供应配件, 售后服务 和支持其糸统, 在为船员提供易于使用的系统方面口碑良好. 该系统在操作过程中需要最少的船员参与, 并且没有任何TRO组件, 这种组件一般容易影响压载和卸载操作的时间. 另一方面, 处理剂量和效果不受盐度, 温度或 “脏水” 的影响, 这些也是一般其它压载水处理技术可能会导致效果不确定的因素. 该系统的能源需求非常低, 可能是市场上所有压载水管理系统中最低的.Ecochlor公司运营副总裁 – Pete Thompson这次参与了Type Approval的测试和文件编制工作. 他表示, “20年来, 我们一直在按照全世界现有的最高标准来测试我们系统的有效性, 这承诺加强了我们为海事行业带来高质量, 可靠的压载水管理系统的决心.

2020年10月28日后, 所有安装了压载水管理系统的船舶必须遵守《国际压载水管理系统规范, 根据之前的G8指南(MEPC.174(58)) 获得的Type Approval将不再被接受. Ecochlor与其它仅有的压载水管理系统制造商一起, 向船东提供G8合规性的压载水管理系统.

Ecochlor公司首席执行官Steve Candito指出, “这最新的监管批复, 即使各种规定在不断演变, 但再次彰显了Ecochlor坚定不移的精神, 于获得来自全球船级社和船旗国管理机构的监管批复.”

June Ballast Water Management Regulatory Update from Ecochlor

Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue includes updates from the U.S. Coast Guard including their latest Maritime Safety Information Bulletin on BWM type approvals and expanded regulations on reporting requirements.

Learn about the IMO BWMS Code and find out which manufacturers have type approval.

Read about the latest meeting schedule from the IMO.

Download the new BWM Reporting Form from the USCG.

It ‘s all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at: Ecochlor’s June Regulatory Update

You may sign up for this newsletter by sending an email to the Director of Communications, Kathie Clark at kathie.clark@ecochlor.com and include your Name, Company, Title and Email.

Ecochlor Ranks for the Second Time on the 2020 Inc. 5000 List

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Inc. 5000 AnnouncementInc. magazine today revealed that Ecochlor is No. 574 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“For the second time we are honored to be included on the Inc. 5000’s annual list,” commented Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor. “This award marks a real achievement for our Team of dedicated employees; highlighting their commitment to provide a robust ballast water management system to our clients, along with a superior global service program for their ships. Our strong market standing in the environmental maritime industry and mission to bring quality products and services to market, validate Ecochlor’s position in the top 12% of US privately-owned companies.”

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000 .

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

Ecochlor Expands Service Support Network in Singapore

Ecochlor ships USD 117,000 spare parts

Michael, Madely, VP of Global Service at Ecochlor is excited to reveal the first of many planned locations for Ecochlor’s spare parts support network outside the United States. “Having an inventory of spare parts located in Singapore will provide a faster response time to all vessels in Asia with our system on board. Our goal is to have parts located in the three main time zones – Asia, Europe and the USA – in an effort to provide real-time response to our customers’ requirements for maximum system operation with minimum downtime,” said Mr. Madely.

Ecochlor has just completed the shipment of more than USD 117,000 in spare parts to Singapore to better support clients in Asia during installations and service calls for their vessel’s ballast water management system (BWMS).

Ecochlor’s global growth and strong after-sale service support programs are a big factor in the company’s continued success in the BWMS industry.

Ecochlor Receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

Ecochlor is pleased to receive Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards. The new certification applies to the entire range of Ecochlor ballast water management systems (BWMS), with flow rates of between 500 m3/hr. and 16,200 m3/hr., meaning that vessel owners may continue to install Ecochlor’s BWMS after the IMO BWMS Code October 28, 2020 deadline. The Company completed the additional testing required for active substance technologies for full approval in marine, brackish and fresh waters earlier in the year. The tests confirmed that no changes in equipment or in the operation of the Ecochlor BWMS were required.

Ecochlor is a market leader in the BWM industry and uses a two-step treatment process to treat ballast water; filtration and chlorine dioxide. Treatment is during uptake only, with no discharge neutralization step required. The Company has the capability to supply, service and support its systems worldwide and has a reputation for delivering an easy-to-use system for ship crews. The system requires minimal crew involvement during operation and does not have any TRO components, which can cause interruption to both ballasting and de-ballasting operations. Treatment dosage and efficacy are not affected by salinity, temperature or “dirty” water ─ all factors that result in uncertainty as to the efficacy of other technologies. The system energy requirement is very low, possibly the lowest of any BWMS on the market.

Ecochlor’s Vice President of Operations, Pete Thompson, has coordinated the testing and documentation efforts for Type Approval. He commented, “For two decades we have continued to test the effectiveness of our system to the highest standards available worldwide. This commitment reinforces our determination to bring a quality, reliable BWMS to the maritime industry.”

After 28 October 2020, all vessels installing a BWMS must comply with the international BWMS Code. Approval pursuant to the previous G8 guidelines (MEPC.174(58)) will no longer be acceptable.  Ecochlor stands alongside a limited number of BWMS manufacturers in providing G8 compliance to shipowners.  “This latest regulatory approval is another example of Ecochlor’s unwavering commitment to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from Class Societies and Flag Administrations across the globe, even as the requirements continue to evolve,” said Steve Candito, Ecochlor’s CEO.

To see the Ecochlor list of regulatory approvals go to https://ecochlor.com/imo-uscg-regulatory-approvals/