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Published: 2017-07-27

The ballast of new regulations: Ballast Water Management Seminar, March 8th, PL/Sopot, by Maciej Kniter

The ballast of new regulations: Ballast Water Management Seminar, March 8th, PL/Sopot, by Maciej Kniter

The second event of the Harbours Review Spotlight series was organised during this year’s Transport Week conference. This time we discussed the topic of ballast water, which gains particular attention thanks to new regulations entering into force soon.

 For a better un derstanding of this matter, our experts touched upon technical, legal, and biological aspects of ballast water treatment.

According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) the use of water as ballast began some 120 years ago. The reason was the same as today – a certain amount of it can help balance a ship, providing better manoeuvrability, reducing stress on the hull, and compensating for weight changes.

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