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Houston, Texas to Host 23rd Ballast Water Management Conference

We are most pleased to announce that ACI’s 23rd Ballast Water Management Conference will be taking place on 26th & 27th of June 2019 in Houston, Texas, USA.

Since IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention entered into force in September 2017, ship owners have been faced with a series of regulatory challenges and an estimated total cost of $45 billion over the next five years. However, the delayed ratification has led to a new schedule and a discord between the regulation and the reality.

The 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 present on both the technical and regulatory aspects of Ballast Water Management, providing an essential guide for the maritime industry.The 23rd edition of ACI’s Ballast Water Management Conference will be specifically aimed at the US shipping industry, addressing US Coast Guard enforcement, EPA permits, and providing advice on how US ship operators can navigate international waters without being in breach of regulations.

For a first draft of the agenda please click here >>>

Early Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andrew Nagle, Manager of Technical Projects, Keystone Shipping Co.
  • Jad Mouawad, Owner, Mouawad Consulting
  • Nick Welschmeyer, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and Golden Bear Research Center
Previous Attendees Include:

ABS | Alfa Laval AB | AMIAD Water Systems | Ballast Water Containers Ltd | Biomarine S.R.L. | Blank Rome LLP | Bureau Veritas | California State Lands Commission | Case Marine Inc | Certispec Services USA Inc | Chamber Of Marine Commerce | Chamber Of Shipping America | Choice Ballast Solutions, LLC | Colonial Navigation Company Inc | Control Union | Costa Cruises Shipping Service (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Carnival Maritime | Crowley Maritime | Ecochlor | Edison Chouest Offshore | Evoqua Water Technologies Ltd | Federal Fluminense University | Gallagher Marine Systems LLC | GEA Mechanical Equipment US Inc | GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH | Golden Bear Facility | Goltens Miami | Great Ships Initiative | Hendry Marine Industries Inc | Heraeus Noblelight America LLC | Hermes Maritime Services Pvt Ltd | Ion Marine Solutions LLC | Jotun Paints Inc | KraftPowercon, Inc | Lake Carriers Association | Liberty Maritime Corporation | Lloyd’s Register Marine And Offshore | Lonza Inc. | IRI / The Marshall Island Registry | Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC) | Ministry Of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport And Telecommunication Of Sint Maarten | Mouawad Consulting | MSC Cruises | NAMEPA | Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock | Naviera Panamax De México SA De CV | NAVIGATION COLLEGE OF JIMEI UNIVERSITY | NETSCo,Inc. | NIVA | Regs4ships | Samsung Heavy Industries | Seacor Ocean Transportation | SGS Group Management Ltd | Specs Corporation | TeamTec | The Interlake Steamship Company | Trojan Marinex | Universal Laboratories | University Of Maryland, Center For Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory | US Bureau Veritas | US Coast Guard | US EPA | USCG | Venetucci & Asociados | Wagenborg Shipping B.V. | Wartsila | Water Treatment Systems, Permascand AB | Weeks Marine Inc | World Shipping Council | YCF Group & Liberian Registry and many more!
Key Topics This Year Include:
  • Ballast Water Treatment Systems: Technical Evaluation
  • Impending Ballast Water Treatment Systems and Technology
  • Regulatory Roadmap: When To Act
  • Clarifying Standards Inconsistencies
  • Commercial Implications of Ballast Water Management
  • Training Crews on Effectively Using Treatment Systems
  • Methods to Measure Water Contamination
  • Alternative Processes for Managing Ballast Water
  • Developing an International Strategy in Compliance with BWM Standards
  • The Future of Ballast Water Management
Who Will Attend? 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: Ship Owners, Ship Managers and Operators, Ballast Water Management System Manufacturers, Classification Societies, Ballast Water Regulators, Port State Control Authorities, Testing Facilities …and others.
For more information & registration, contact Rafael Krupa on +48 61 646 7040 or email: [email protected]