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  • 20th Ballast Water Management Conference

    Dates:   2018 April 18 - 2018 April 19

    Only a small fraction of ships are currently equipped with Ballast Water Management Systems that meet regulatory compliance, and the expenditure necessary to bring the world’s fleets up to code will range far into the tens of billions of dollars. The September 2017 ratification of the IMO’s BWM Convention leaves an underprepared shipping industry  facing a daunting set of regulatory timelines and strict rules that must be adhered to for continued operation in US and international harbours. Achieving timely compliance with IMO and USCG standards will require careful planning and judicious investment.

    ACI’s 20th Ballast Water Management Conference will once again bring together vessel owners, managers and operators, as well as key regulators and authorities, Ballast Water Management System manufacturers, testing facilities and classification societies, for two days of informative presentations, engaging discussions and informal networking. The outstanding line-up of speakers will cover ongoing regulatory challenges, choice of systems, practical considerations when retrofitting, strategies for scheduling and investment,  in-depth case studies, training techniques and more.

    Key topics:

    – Roadmap for regulatory compliance

    – Meeting deadlines: devising a practical phasing schedule for installations

    – Case studies and lessons learned from systems in use

    – Choosing a treatment system: what the customers want, and what they should look out for

    – Retrofitting: addressing economic and practical considerations

    – Ensuring consistent compliance from type-approval, through installation to testing

    – Clarifying the limits of operational and technical responsibility

    – Effective hiring and training techniques for long-term compliance and safety

    – Exploring financing options for vessel owners seeking environmental compliance

    – Market offerings in Ballast Water Treatment technology

    Already Confirmed Speakers Include:

    • California State Lands Commission – Jonathan Thomson, Senior Environmental Scientist
    • California State Lands Commission – Nicole Dobroski, Assistant Chief of the Marine Environmental Protection Division
    • Crowley – J.K. Roy Choudhury – Director, Strategic Engineering
    • DNV GL – Martin Olofsson – Senior Principal Engineer, Environmental Proteciotn
    • FedNav Limited – Jereme Daoust – Manager, Owned Fleet
    • Golden Bear Research Center – Christopher Brown, Scientific Program Manager
    • Green Marine – Eleanor Kirtley – West Coast Program Manager
    • INTERTANKO – Joseph J. Angelo, Deputy Managing Director
    • Lake Carriers Association – Tom Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs
    • Lake Superior Research Institute – Allegra Cangelosi, Senior Scientist Policy Analyst
    • Lloyd’s Register Marine and Offshore – Ginger Carter, Americas Environmental & Sustainability Director
    • Matson Navigation Company – Lisa Swanson, Director, Environmental Affairs
    • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories – Nick Welschmeyer, Faculty Member
    • Mouawad Consulting – Jad Mouawad, Owner
    • NAMEPA – Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, IMO Ambassador

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