May 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 Lake Carriers Association petition to FMC regarding Transport Canada’s proposed BWM regulation.

Read about the latest guidance on COVID-19 from the IMO.

Download SGS new white paper report on biological efficacy testing on 95 BWMS.

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

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

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

Andrew Marshall presents at “Navigating the BWM System Selection Maze” webinar

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Ecochlor vice president of business development Andrew Marshall offers a unique perspective on the selection process of BWMS by stating at a recent webinar the key criteria is often reduced to: “It’s cheap, it’s got a type-approval certificate, I’ll have it – what is it?”

During the Riviera Maritime hosted webinar, Navigating the BWM System Selection Maze on 19 May 2020, Mr. Marshall, followed up that comment by offering shipowners “a simple test for a BWMS manufacturer’s credibility: ‘A manufacturer should be able to demonstrate reliability through strong customer data uptime statistics.’”  Click here to read more.

Read the complete article at https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/bwms-21-of-systems-fail-d-2-requirements-59482

Job Opening at Ecochlor for Technical Documentation Specialist

We are looking for a Technical Documentation Specialist to join the Ecochlor Service Team!

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Ecochlor is a Ballast Water Management System manufacturer that provides installation support and after sales service to customers that own and operate commercial vessels around the world.

Duties for the Technical Documentation Specialist will include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing of incoming customer claims
  • Detailed analysis of the issues and recommendations for resolution
  • Root cause analysis
  • Compiling and reporting on commonly seen issues
  • Documentation and processing of suggested design changes
  • Processing of other incoming data and documentation from vessels and service personnel, such as operational data and issue tracking
  • Assist with population and build out of a recently adopted ERP as it relates to the service department
  • Any other tasks as and when assigned by management

This is a salary position and is based out of our offices in North Haven, Connecticut USA.

Preferred qualifications and skills include, but are not limited to:

  • College degree or equivalent related experience
  • At least 5 years of related working experience, preferably with field service and/or technical areas
  • Should approach any job in a structured and well-organized manner and have good organizational capabilities
  • Working experience in Marine industry is preferred
  • Ability to interface with both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Must have excellent English communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Competent in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in ERP or other database style systems preferred
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Proactive, multi-tasked, quick hand and willing to learn
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Suitable data processing and excellent document control skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good team player with good attitude, integrity, interpersonal, organization and time management skills

Send your application and cover letter to max.hasson@ecochlor.com

Thank You Seafarers

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Thank you to our essential workers out at sea! Your hard work is helping everyone who benefits from the crucial goods you carry. We continue to value your work and admire the personal sacrifices you’re making to keep our lives on shore as normal as possible.

Ecochlor’s Ballast Water Management Regulatory Update

See Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management. This issue includes updates from the U.S. Coast Guard including their latest Maritime Safety Information Bulletin on BWM extensions due to COVID-19 as well as links to other important MSIBs concerning the pandemic.

See an important message from Ecochlor’s CEO Steve Candito regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Ecochlor and the USCG MSIB on Extensions and AMS.

Read a recap of the 7th Session of the IMO Sub-committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) and get the list of IMO postponed meetings and other important resources related to COVID-19. It ‘s all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at: Ecochlor Regulatory Update

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

 

Ecochlor Announces Collaboration with Horizon Air Freight to Expand Shipping Services

Artwork for Ecochlor Horizon Press ReleaseEcochlor is proud to announce that Horizon Air Freight is joining the forces with the Ecochlor Service Team to provide world-wide logistical support for Ecochlor customers.

Ecochlor is a respected ballast water management system (BWMS) manufacturer with a reputation for delivering a reliable, easy-to-use system for ship crews worldwide. Ecochlor’s treatment system is unique. It uses chlorine dioxide (ClO2), generated by a simple process on board the vessel to treat the ballast water in a single pass during uptake.

Horizon Air Freight is a global leader with agents in 32 countries and more than 18,000 shipments per year with an on-time delivery rate of 99%. The company boasts a state-of-the-art IT track and tracing freight management system, with experienced key managers trained to expedite shipments for clients.

“Horizon Air Freight is very excited about our partnership with Ecochlor to provide logistical solutions for their customers. Our joint initiative will help shipping companies obtain compliance with the new IMO ballast water treatment standards, a critical step in helping keep our waterways clean,” said Steve Leondis, CEO of Horizon Air Freight.

Justin Knight, Director of Operations at Ecochlor explains that the relationship between the two teams will only enhance the already existing high standard set by his project management group. “Horizon has been in the maritime industry for over 50 years and is trusted to get our shipments on-deck and on-time. We will also be able to offer our customers added services in shipping that will allow them to focus on other immediate concerns related to their retrofits. We are very excited to bring on additional support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in our efforts to provide superior support to owners.”

Ecochlor is Exhibiting at CMA Shipping 2020

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You are kindly invited to visit the Ecochlor
Exhibition Stand #29
at CMA Shipping 2020
to be held 31 March to 2 April 2020
at the
Stamford Hilton Hotel
Stamford, Connecticut  USA

CMA Shipping is brought to you by the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA), a not-for-profit organization with a long history of supporting shipping professional through all stages of their careers. Ecochlor is a proud member of CMA.

CMA Shipping 2020 will be held in Stamford, Connecticut USA from 31 March to 2 April 2020 and includes three days of information looking at the full spectrum of the hottest topics in the global maritime industry. The event cumulates in the Gala Dinner where Ms. Lois Zabrocky, Chief Executive Officer at International Seaways Ship Management LLC has been named the Connecticut Maritime Association Commodore for the year 2020.

Now in its 35th year, CMA Shipping brings together the full spectrum of the industry. We hope to see you at the event!

Michael Madely Joins Ecochlor as Vice President of Global Service

Ecochlor is pleased to announce the addition of Michael (Mick) Madely to fill a newly created position of Vice President of Global Service.  Steve Candito, CEO said, “we are very happy that Mick has joined us. He is an extremely well-qualified executive and well prepared to assist us further develop our Service Team to meet the needs of our blue-chip client base.”

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Mick Madely – Ecochlor’s new VP of Global Service

Mr. Madely has had a full career in the global maritime industry with over 25 years of experience in senior management positions in both Commercial and Technical roles. He has extensive experience in Asia and the Middle East with a hands-on approach in leading sales and operations of world class capital equipment and engineering providers. For the past 10 years, prior to joining Ecochlor, Mr. Madely held the positions of General Manager and Managing Director for Goltens, firstly Vietnam and latterly China, steering both locations towards profitable growth. He drove the strategic development in both countries having two locations in Vietnam and 4 locations in China providing service support to customers both domestic and international and driving technical and commercial growth of the company.

Mr. Madely will initially work out of the Ecochlor Connecticut USA office with a global remit for this role. One of his first priorities is to assist in the move to a larger facility due to Ecochlor’s rapid expansion.

“I hope to bring to Ecochlor’s customers the highest level of service and customer support in the maritime industry that will be second to none. The company is growing quickly, so the vision that I can bring to the position will be vital to their continued growth,” explained Mr. Madely.

Mr. Candito added, “Having Mick on board will help us manage the operation and growth of Ecochlor’s Global Service Support and Chemical Supply Operations as well as ensure efficient processes are in place to support the daily operations to the highest level of customer support. I look forward to working with him in these efforts and having access to his proven track record of success.”

NanoVapor Granted Lloyd’s Register Type Approval for High Speed Gas Freeing System

NanoVapor announced that its innovative Vapor Suppression System has received a product type approval certificate from Lloyd’s Register (LR).  The portable ST-1000 system weighs only 45 kg, has no moving parts, and is powered by compressed air. When used with its proprietary liquid nano-suppressant, the ST-1000 delivery unit can quickly gas free a tank up to 90% faster, even if residual fuel or sludge is present. Since normal oxygen level is preserved throughout the suppression process, the confined space is quickly made safe for entry. Only a tiny amount of the non-toxic and biodegradable nano-suppressant is needed, leaving no residue or waste to clean up.

Russell Chew, NanoVapor’s CEO, is very excited about bringing important safety and sustainability technologies to the marine transportation industry. “Our vapor management systems have been fully tested and successfully adapted for high speed gas freeing of fuel and petrochemical tanks of all sizes. The LR Type Approval now opens the door to extend our recognition as a ‘Best Practice’ gas freeing system for land-based tanks to vessels.”

At Marintec China 2019, Ecochlor introduced the ST-1000 delivery unit to the maritime industry. Their VP of Business Development, Andrew Marshall believes that this nanotechnology will, “revolutionize tank cleaning and gas freeing of cargo and bunker tanks in preparation for dry dock or unplanned tank inspections or maintenance.”

With the imminent IMO 2020 sulfur cap deadline, the NanoVapor technology can be used to facilitate faster tank cleaning procedures and allow vessels to resume normal operation as quickly as possible.

Contact nanovapor@ecochlor.com for more information.

Ecochlor to Demonstrate its Ballast Water Management System at Marintec China

In a highly anticipated event, Ecochlor, Inc. will display one of their ballast water management systems (BWMS) at Marintec China, Stand N3D5N.

Ecochlor’s treatment technology is unique, using chlorine dioxide (ClO2) and generated by a simple process on board the vessel to treat the ballast water during a single pass at uptake. The system does not need to treat on discharge and there is no need for a neutralization stage.

The Ecochlor ballast water treatment offers a number of advantages over other techniques. It is completely effective in all water types and conditions without the need for crew to adjust the operating parameters. This allows for a consistent, easy-to-use system for the crew without the uncertainty of its effectiveness when faced with varying water types.

The Ecochlor BWMS is considered by many be a top-of-the-line system due to its very high reliability and stellar service program. Ecochlor’s three “Pillars of Reliability” include: simple technology; high quality engineering and construction; and guaranteed shipboard visits two times per year. The Ecochlor BWMS is backed by EcoCare®, the only ballast water treatment efficacy compliance guarantee in the industry.

Steve Candito, Ecochlor’s CEO said: “With more than 16 years in the industry, Ecochlor has a long history of providing timely and expert support to our customers in keeping their ballast water management system in compliance. We are not in this business for the short-term, our focus is to continue to offer shipowners the reliable performance of our system necessary for global shipping both now and in the future.”

For more information, or to schedule a visit to talk to one of our technical sales team members at the Ecochlor Exhibition Stand N3D5N, contact Kathie Clark, Director of Corporate Communications at info@ecochlor.