News & Activities Resources

Meeting the Challenges of Hazardous Area Installations

Choice Ballast Solutions releases a technical article on ballast water treatment system installations in Tanker Shipping and   […] Read More
POSTED May 11, 2015 | Cleveland OH

BIO-SEA starts partnership with Choice Ballast Solutions

BIO-SEA by BIO-UV has established a partnership agreement with Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) for engineering and installation of the BIO-SEA Ballast Water Treatment System.  […] Read More
POSTED March 3, 2015 | Cleveland OH

Ecochlor/Choice complete Ex Hazardous Zone Study

As the ratification process draws to a close, Ecochlor has completed a report with Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) on improved arrangements and installation for the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment […] Read More
POSTED March 3, 2015 | Cleveland OH

Hyde Marine Selects Partners for Engineering and installation of Hyde Guardian Gold Ballast Water Treatment System

Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC), announced today that it has established two partnership agreements for engineering […] Read More
POSTED September 5, 2014 | Cleveland OH

Upcoming Events

December 8-9, 2015 | London, UI
The 11th Annual BWMTech Conference

Held Congress Centre in London, UK. This is a Ballast Water Management Technology Conference intended to provide essential ballast water management guidance to prepare shipowners for Convention enforcement.

Archive of Past Events

11th Annual Green Ship Technology Conference 2014
March 18th - 20th, 2014 | Oslo,Norway

18 - 20 March 2014, Thon Hotel Arena, near Oslo, Norway The premier Green Ship Technology event for the maritime industry: practical and up-to-date information for sustainable shipping.

3rd Ballast Water Technology Conference
March 27th - 28th, 2014 | London, England

3rd Ballast Water Technology Conference - Looking beyond ratification, dealing with the remaining challenges

Thursday 27 – Friday 28 March 2014

One Great George Street, London

USCG: IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)
March 31, 2014 | London, England

USCG: IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)

The United States is represented on the MEPC by the Coast Guard. The Head of Delegation for MEPC is the Coast Guard's Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, Mr. Jeff Lantz. Mr. Lantz is supported by the Alternate Head of Delegation, Mr. Wayne Lundy, the Administrative Program Manager, Ms. Regina Bergner, and the various delegation advisors.

IMO Meeting:
Provisional Agenda A summary of the items to be considered
Meeting Date: March 31 - April 4, 2014
Meeting Location: IMO Headquarters, London,England


Next Session: 66th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 66)

Webinar - Understanding Misconceptions About the IMO
& USCG Ballast Water Regulations
April 15, 2014 | Hamburg, Germany

This is a global webinar intended to correct common misconceptions About the IMO & USCG Ballast Water Regulations.

*Note that Daylight Savings is observed (Example : 9AM in UK, 10AM in Germany, 12PM in Dubai, 16:00 in Shanghai, 17:00 in Tokyo)

(Or This Example: 14:00 in New York, 13:00 in Texas, 11:00 in California, 19:00 in UK)

Posidonia 2014 “The International Shipping Exposition”
June 2-6, 2014 | Athens, Greece

Once again the Greek shipowners will welcome the international shipping community to Posidonia for five days of business, debate and social gatherings. Few events can match this concentration of international buyers. In 2012 the stands of more than 1,870 exhibitors attracted over 18,500 buyers from 92 countries.

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy - A Practical Guide to
Ballast Water Treatment System Retrofits
June 16-17, 2014 | Dexter House, London, UK

Attend this interactive seminar to learn everything you need to know about retrofitting a ballast water treatment system.

Extended technical sessions and group discussions will enable participants to share expertise, exchange ideas and work together to generate scheduling and installation solutions.

SMM Hamburg “the Leading International Trade Fair”
Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology
September 9-12, 2014 | Hamburg, Germany

Following the successful launch of the global maritime environmental congress (gmec) in 2010 and its follow-up in September 2012, a third summit will be held on 9 September 2014. gmec 2014 creates a platform to show present and future challenges for the maritime industry, and to discuss appropriate options in order to follow new regulations and achieve new targets.

ACI’s 10th Ballast Water Management Summit
September 17-18, 2014 | Singapore

ACI’s 10th Ballast Water Management Summit. Ballast water management has taken a forefront position on the agenda of many ship owners as more and more states have ratified the convention. The 10th Ballast Water Management Summit will provide you with an overview from key regulators and classification societies, case studies of ship owners’ operational experiences and their implementation experiences through the process of selection and integration of ballast water systems. There will be greater comparison between different technologies to give you better information on your selection process.

BWMTech Conference North America 2014
September 25-26, 2014 | Miami, Florida

North America's leading Ballast Water Management Technology Conference: equipping ship owners to select the right ballast water treatment system & streamline the installation process.

SNAME Maritime Convention
October 20-25, 2014 | Houston, Texas

The 2014 SNAME Maritime Convention presents a week of technical presentation, demos, industry short courses, panel discussions, networking opportunities, short courses — and more. SNAME has long been the preeminent society for the practitioners of the shipbuilding arts and sciences.

Work Boat International
December 3-5, 2014 | New Orleans, Louisiana

The International WorkBoat Show is the largest commercial marine tradeshow in North America serving people and businesses working on the coastal, inland and offshore waters. 1,000 companies will display products and services for commercial vessels and the companies that build, service and operate them.

BWMTech Conference – London
December 8-9, 2014 | London

Ballast Water Management Technology Conference - Essential ballast water management guidance to prepare shipowners for Convention enforcement

Ballast Water Management Summit
February 3-4, 2015 | Long Beach CA

3-4 February 2015, Long Beach CA Our pre-summit briefing, titled: Ballast Water Treatment Technology Advances, on February 3-4, 2015, will drill down into all the available technological innovations, plus an assessment of the ballast water market going forward.

Cruise Shipping Miami 2015
March 16-19, 2015 | Miami Beach, FL

The cruise industry’s premier global event is held at The Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL

For 30 years, Cruise Shipping Miami has been the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry by bringing together buyers and suppliers for a week of networking, sourcing, and education.

Connecticut Maritime Association - Shipping 2015
March 23-25, 2015 | Stamford, CT

Shipping 2015 continues a tradition of bringing the international shipping community together in North America's leading commercial shipping center, for two and a half days of business and market oriented activity.

Ballast Water Management Summit 2015
March 31, 2015 | Athens, Greece

Held at The Athens Ledra Hotel, the Summit is the first of a number of planned 'hot topic' events organized by Newsfront / Naftiliaki, under the auspices of MARTECMAT in 2015.

Offshore Technology Conference
May 4-7, 2015 | Houston, Texas

Discover why OTC is the best event to gain technical knowledge and make valuable contacts. OTC is brought to you by technical societies that cover all aspects of the energy industry.

IMarEST 4th Ballast Water Conference
May 7-8, 2015 | London, UK

The two-day conference will cover an essential update including legal aspects of IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention and of the US regulations; exemptions, exceptions, contingencies, and challenges in implementation and enforcement of regulations; how Class Societies, service providers and professional organizations are supporting the implementation of the regulations; and the role that technology suppliers hold in meeting the regulatory requirements.

MEPC - 68th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee
May 11-15, 2015 | London, UK

The s68th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee to be held at IMO Headquarters, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR from Monday, 11 May to Friday, 15 May 2015.

Nor-Shipping 2015
June 2-5, 2015 | Lillestrøm, Norway

50 Years Looking Forward - Nor-Shipping’s 50th anniversary – will be a special year. Nor-Shipping is the leading maritime event week. Its top-quality exhibition, high-level conferences and prime networking opportunities attract the international maritime industry to Oslo every other year.

ACI’s 12th Ballast Water Managements
September 15-16, 2015 | Singapore

The 12th Ballast Water Management Summit will provide you with an overview from key regulators and classification societies, case studies of ship owners’ operational experiences and their implementation experiences through the process of selection and integration of ballast water systems

BWMTech North America
September 24-25, 2015 | Miami Beach, FL

Ballast Water Management Technology Conference North America – at Trump International Beach Resort, Miami Beach, FL, USA.

13th Ballast Water Management Summit
October 21-22, 2015 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands

ACI’s 13th Ballast Water Management Summit will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place. 

WMTC/SNAME Maritime Convention 2015
November 3-7, 2015 | Providence, RI

The World Maritime Technology Conference is held once every three years under the auspices of the World Maritime Technology Congress, with organization carried out by a member organization of the Congress.

Green Ship Technology North America
November 17-18, 2015 | Washington, DC

Meet 250+ green shipping professionals, including 40% ship owners, to discuss the latest green ship technologies

Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference
November 18-19, 2015 | London

November 2015 will see Riviera organise the second Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference in London. – The event will mirror its official supporting publication, Tanker Shipping & Trade, in that it will address all the essential elements needed for commercially and technically successful tanker operations.

International Workboat Show and Conference
December 1-3, 2015 | New Orleans, LA

Held at The Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA. This is the one industry event that gets you in front of thousands of qualified buyers who spend millions of dollars annually on world-class marine equipment and services. From large fleet owners to independent vessel/owner operators, you will find them all here.