Ecochlor’s June BWMS 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:

  • MEPC 76 Meeting Updates
  • Ballast Water Inspections – China
  • Transport Canada – New Ballast Water Regulations
  • USCG Reports on Deficiencies in Operable BWMS, and much more . . .!

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

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

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Panos Smyroglou to Speak at Green4Sea Virtual Forum

Panos Smyroglou is speaking at Green4Sea

Panos Smyroglou, Business Development Manager of Ecochlor will join a team of experts to discuss updates on ballast water management on Wednesday 21 April at 7 am EDT (11:00 GMT / 14:00 Athens / 19:00 SGT) at the Green4Sea Virtual Forum. Attendees will learn more about what is next on the regulatory agenda, key operational challenges of installing a BWMS, crew training recommendations, industry feedback on BWMS operations and any lessons learned or ‘best practices’ to be shared.

Other panelists for speaking at this workshop include: Dr. Efi Tsolaki, Erma First ESK; Dimitris Tsoulos, De Nora Marine Technologies; Jad Mouawad, Mouawad Consulting AS; and, George Kriezis, Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises.

Ecochlor Press Briefing Webinar: EcoOne Filterless BWMS

This webinar examined the latest information on regulatory challenges; technologies that offer simple, reliable BWMS solutions for shipowners with changing trade routes; and a study on ‘best practices’ used by integration engineers for system installations. Speakers / Presentations included:

  • Marcie Merksamer, VP of EnviroManagement / Challenges of IMO BWMS Code Commissioning Testing: Guidance for Owners
  • Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor / Introduction to Ecochlor and EcoOne Product Launch
  • Andrew Marshall, VP of Business Development, Ecochlor / EcoOne: The Filterless Solution
  • Andreas Zontanos, Founder & Business Manager of Argo Navis Marine Consulting & Engineering / BWMS Integration Engineering: Filter vs. Filterless Installations

During the webinar was launched; the latest ground-breaking ballast water technology from Ecochlor. For more information go to

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.

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

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Ecochlor Announces New Factory Opening for BWMS Production Ramp Up

Ecochlor is pleased to announce the opening of a new factory in North Haven, Connecticut, USA for production of the chlorine dioxide generator for its ballast water management system (BWMS). Due to a significant upsurge in orders, ProFlow, Inc., Ecochlor’s manufacturing partner, was able to quickly increase production capacity and efficiency by simultaneously incorporating LEAN […]

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September BWMS Regulatory Update from Ecochlor

Ecochlor posts a Ballast Water Management Regulatory Update on a monthly basis. This report includes important information on regulatory issue with USCG, IMO and other government agencies or ship associations. Click below to see the entire report. If you would like to receive these monthly e-newsletters contact To read the entire update go to 

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