Ecochlor Announces Scanvi-Interyards as New Agent in Norway

Scanvi Interyards Announcement Ecochlor, Inc.®, a leading supplier of ballast water management systems (BWMSs), is pleased to announce the appointment of Scanvi-Interyards as their local sales agent in Norway.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Scanvi-Interyards to our global sales network,” said Andrew Marshall, Vice President of Development. “They have many years of expertise representing high quality international suppliers, as well as an extensive relationship with many of the shipowners and managers in the region. I feel this group will be an asset to the Ecochlor team as we continue to grow our sales and services in Norway.”

“Scanvi-Interyards is not an agent in the traditional meaning of the word, but an active partner who follows up any delivery to ensure performance as agreed,” stated Tarald Høy of Scanvi-Interyards. “We are excited for the opportunity to represent Ecochlor, as they are the top-tiered solution for shipowners that are seeking a reliable, easy to operate and cost-effective BWMS.”

Sören Scheid, Ecochlor’s Regional Business Development Manager of Europe, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom added, “I look forward to working closely with Mr. Høy in maintaining and growing relationships with existing and new customers. Together, we will strive to anticipate and respond quickly to our client’s needs by offering a high level of knowledge in the treatment of ballast water and NanoVapor, a gas-freeing vapor suppression technology that we currently market to the maritime industry.”

About Scanvi-Interyards AS

Scanvi-Interyards AS is the Norwegian representative for leading international suppliers of marine equipment. They represent leading manufacturers of Air Compressors, Deck Machinery, Diesel Engine Maintenance systems, Performance System and Ballast Water Treatment Systems. Their principals have high engineering, design and technology competence, and have a world-wide sales and aftersales network.

About Ecochlor

Ecochlor, Inc. was founded in 2001 to provide simple, reliable, cost effective, easy to use ballast water management systems (BWMS) for the maritime industry. From the first ballast operation and every one thereafter, Ecochlor engages in direct communication with the vessel’s crew. The Service Team is on board the ship approximately twice a year (depending on vessel ballast operations) for chemical resupply and to support the ship’s crew in training and equipment maintenance. More than 98% of Ecochlor systems are reported as in service and working worldwide.

Drawing on 20 years of experience in the BWMS market, Ecochlor continues to expand and diversify through a “Green Marine” platform in collaboration with innovative maritime business providers that offer environmental products and services to the maritime industry.

About NanoVapor

NanoVapor’s vapor suppression technology directly addresses the challenge to safely drain, purge, and gas free fuel oil or cargo tanks by greatly reducing the time needed to achieve and maintain safe vapor levels in both fuel oil and cargo tanks. The NanoVapor unit and TankSafe™ treatment technology have recently become available for marine applications, bringing the dramatic improvements in workplace health and safety made possible with nanotechnology.

Maritime Executive Interviews Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor BWMS

Cover of the martime executive magazineMaritime Executive has just been released their latest magazine issue which includes an article by Dr. Mia Bennett on ballast water treatment, Deadline-Keeping: All international trading ships will need an approved ballast water management system by 2024.

Steve Candito, CEO was interviewed for the article in regard to Ecochlor’s chemical injection ballast water management system (BWMS). The article highlights the main benefits of chemical injection systems and its effectiveness in all water types.  “While injection technology represents a minority of BWMSs, the solution can be useful for ships whose routes take them through turbid waters (where it might be harder to use UV) or freshwater (where it might be challenging to obtain the correct salt content needed for electrochlorination).”

Additionally, scale up is difficult for larger vessels using UV or electrochlorination. “With UV and electrochlorination systems, the larger the ship gets, the more bulbs and electricity – respectively – are required. In contract, dosing systems don’t change much in size as the vessel scales up.”

Mr. Candito added “an increasing number of shipowners are turning to Ecochlor’s easy-to-use system after realizing the difficulties of using other options.” To read the entire article click here.

If you would like to learn more about the Maritime Executive magazine click here.

Ecochlor’s February Regulatory Update

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

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

  • Class NK BWMS Recommendations
  • UK FAQ January BWM Update
  • CA State Lands Commissions 2021 Biennial Report
  • USCG Changes in Conditions of Entry
  • New Standards for Marine Pats Replacement
  • VGP Regulations in Effect
  • BEMA Newsletter

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s February BWMS Regulatory Update

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Ecochlor’s December Regulatory Update

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

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

IMO Meetings – Scheduling Changes due to COVID-10
VIDA Proposed Rule Comments & Other Supporting Documents
USCG Issues Policy Letter on Alternative Component Testing
California Vessel Report Form Changes
EPA FAQ on Sampling & Monitoring
Ballast Water Treatment System USCG Type Approval

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s December BWMS Regulatory Update

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Ecochlor November BWM Regulatory Update

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

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

IMO Delays Mandatory BWMS Commission Testing
USCG Issues Policy Letter on Independent Laboratories
California Publishes Rates on Ballast Water Fee
USCG Reporting Requirements for Dry Bulk Cargo Residue Discharges
Ballast Water Treatment System USCG Type Approvals
LR Approved Service Suppliers for Commissioning Testing
Ballast Water Management Report with Steve Candito: A two-part video series on VIDA

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s November BWMS Regulatory Update

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InterManager “Dispatch”

InterManager Dispatch published the article, NanoVapor Tank Degassing ─ Saves Time, Money and is Safe for the Crew, in their November newsletter. Read a clip of the article below.

In the shipping industry, time is money. A shipping company loses money when a vessel is not in service. In these difficult times, losing money is the last thing that any company wants to be doing, especially when sometimes the cause of the loss is avoidable.  

Despite strict regulatory guidelines for entering enclosed spaces to handle tank cleaning, cold work or hot work, seafarers are often under pressure make things happen more quickly, and that can lead to an erosion of safety protocols. Tragically, overlooking these safety measures in order to shave off some time, has resulted in a surge in injuries and fatalities of crew members entering these unsafe enclosed spaces.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to apply a “magic blanket” that significantly reduces the risks associated with entering enclosed spaces? Click the link to read the entire article InterManager Dispatch

#WhereintheWorldisEcochlor

Ecochlor's DJ Cho and Mr. Theofilis are at the Korean Folk Village

… Dongju (DJ) Cho, Ecochlor’s Regional Business Development Manager in South Korea and Mr. Theofilis, Ecochlor Service Engineer were visited by a “Korean Ghost” at the Korean Folk Village.

Mr. Theofilis, located in Greece, joined DJ in South Korea to commission the SLNC Pax retrofit at Orient Shipyard and the Maran Aspasia newbuild at Daehan Shipbuilding Corporation. Ecochlor travels the world to provide “best in class” service for our clients!

 

Pre-publication Viewing of VIDA Standard of Performance

The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, would establish national standards of performance for marine pollution control devices for discharges incidental to the normal operation of primarily non-military and non-recreational vessels 79 feet in length and above into the waters of the United States or the waters of the contiguous zone.

EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, signed the proposed rule on October 5, 2020, and EPA is submitting it for publication in the Federal Register (FR). To view the pre-publication go to https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-10/documents/vida_2040-af92_nprm_frn_2020-05-10_prepublication.pdf