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. Our 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.
– 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
Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA, IMO Ambassador
Nicole Dobroski, Assistant Chief of the Marine Environmental, California State Lands Commission
Lisa M. Swanson, Director, Environmental Affairs, Matson Navigation Company
Jeremy Daoust, Director, Owned Fleet, FedNav limited
J.K. Roy Choudhury, Director | Strategic Engineering, Crowley Maritime Corporation
Joseph J. Angelo , Deputy Managing Director ,INTERTANKO
Christopher Brown, Scientific Program Manager, Golden Bear Research Center, Cal Maritime
Nick Welschmeyer, Faculty Member,Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Tom Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Lake Carriers Association
Ginger Carter, Americas Environmental & Sustainability Director, Lloyd’s Register Marine and Offshore
Jonathan Thomson, Senior Environmental Scientist, California State Lands Commission
Allegra Cangelosi, Senior Scientist Policy Analyst, Lk Superior Research Institute
Martin Olofsson, Senior Principal Engineer, Environmental Protection, DNV GL
Jad Mouawad, Owner, Mouawad Consulting
If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:
Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0611
– CDR Bradley W. Clare, Prevention Department Head, US Coast Guard
– Ryan Allain, VP Safety, Security & Environmental, MSC Cruises
– Jim Weakley, President, Lake Carriers Association
– Tom Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Lake Carriers Association
– Christian Mollitor, Vice President, YCF Group & Liberian Registry
– Allegra Cangelosi, Director, Great Ships Initiative
– Jad Mouawad, Owner, Mouawad Consulting
– Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA
– Dennis King, Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science
– Stephanie Delacroix, Project Manager, NIVA
– Cees van Slooten, CUC-IL Test Coordinator, Control Union
– Michael Havelka, CTO, Ion Marine Solutions
– Peter Sahlen, R&D Manager, Alfa Laval
– Paul Pedersen, Managing Director-Miami & Houston, Goltens
– Andrew Daley, Product Specialist, Trojan Marinex
– Keith David Manara, Area Client Relations Manager, North America South East, Lloyd’s Register
The exclusive pre-conference site visit.
During the afternoon 17th April, prior to the conference, a limited number of conference delegates will receive a unique opportunity to visit the Cal Maritime’s Golden Bear Facility
There is no extra charge to attend the site visit. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference. Hurry! Spaces for the site visit are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives with a strict focus on end-users from the industry. Participants will include senior-level decision makers drawn from:
Glosten, located in Seattle, Washington, is a full-service consulting firm of naval architects, marine engineers, and ocean engineers. Founded in 1958, the firm’s design experience has been primarily in commercial and public sector vessels including tugs, barges, dredges, research vessels, platforms, and passenger/car ferries. Long-standing relationships with clients provide opportunities for involvement in various marine operations. Many of the firm’s engineers have had seagoing experience and have assisted and directed transportation, emplacement, and salvage operations, enhancing their design and analysis capabilities. The firm also offers noise and vibration measurement and control for marine applications through its subsidiary, Noise Control Engineering, LLC, a premier acoustical and structural engineering consultancy.
Glosten offers over 15 years of ballast water treatment expertise. The team has actively supported over two dozen ballast water treatment projects since 2000, and helped owners achieve compliance on over 43 unique vessels. Those projects include the first tankship ballast water treatment system refit in the US. Glosten has a deep knowledge of ballast water regulations at both the national level from the US Coast Guard and US Environmental Protection Agency, and international level from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
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