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

USCG Issued Bulletin on COVID-19 and Port and Facility Operations

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The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information (MSIB 07-20) concerning the impact of COVID-19 to port and facility operators.

It is recognized that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a myriad of unique operating conditions that warrant special considerations. Some challenges have included cruise ships mooring at facilities not approved for passenger operations, garbage removal, and facility and vessel crew interactions. Because of these operational concerns, the following clarification and guidance is provided to help ensure the safety and security of workers, ports, and facilities. Below is a summary of some of the issues covered in the Bulletin:

  •  Approved Facility Security Plans – (33 CFR 105.245) require a Declaration of Security (DoS) to be completed in certain situations. There is no requirement for the coordination of security needs and procedures, signature of the DoS, or implementation of agreed upon measures to be conducted in a face-to-face manner between the Facility Security Officer and the Master, Vessel Security Officer (VSO), or their designated representative.
  • Declaration of Inspection (DOI) to be completed before any transfer of oil or hazardous material to or from a vessel – 33 CFR 156.150. The DOI meeting/conference can be completed over the radio, phone or at a safe social distance and still meet these requirements, however both PIC’s must communicate with each other before beginning any transfer. Additionally, both PIC’s shall sign the DOI, but it can be done electronically.
  • Seafarer’s Access – Maritime facility operators are reminded they are not permitted to impede the embarkation/disembarkation of crew members as permitted under Seafarer’s Access regulations. Facility operators should contact their local CBP, Coast Guard, or the CDC, State and local health department offices regarding specific questions or concerns about their individual operations.
  • Noncompliance with facility security requirements – 33 CFR 105.125. If a situation arises where a facility will not be able to comply with the requirements of 33 CFR 105, the facility must contact the Captain of the Port (COTP) to request and receive permission to temporarily deviate from the requirements. A potential situation where this can be used are modified escort requirements in secure areas or mooring a cruise ship at a non-passenger terminal.
  • Waste Reception Facilities – Garbage and Medical Waste 33 CFR 158 regulations require all ports and terminals under the jurisdiction of the United States to provide vessels with reception facilities for garbage. International regulations require these reception facilities to have a Certificate of Adequacy (COA) issued by the Coast Guard that attests to their ability to offload garbage, which may include medical waste.
  • TWIC Enrollment Centers – If applicants are planning to visit an enrollment center, please use the “Find an Enrollment Center” feature at the bottom of the Universal Enroll website to determine if the center is open.

To read the entire bulletin click here.

The U.S. Coast Guard also advises people to review the Center for Disease Control website for the latest information related to COVID-19.

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.”