The Ballast Water Management Convention developed by the IMO came into effect on September 8, 2017. This convention concerns ships over 400 GRT and will affect approximately 34,000 vessels globally.
Choosing the right BWMS system is a huge and complex investment decision for owners, operators or managers of medium to large shipping fleets. In today’s market, there are already more than 60 competing systems available. However, Wärtsilä is the only marine solution provider that is able to offer Ballast Water Management Systems with full OEM lifecycle support and global coverage.