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14th Ballast Water Management Conference

Date: 4th May 2016 - 5th May 2016 Location: Baltimore - Maryland - USA

Essential Guidance on BWMS Regulations, Installation and Operation

The IMO Ballast Water Convention is on the eve of entry into force. With Indonesia, Morocco and Ghana recently ratifying convention, it is expected that we are within 1% of reaching the required 35% Global Tonnage remaining to be signed. Senior industry officials are suggesting that the convention is imminent. Once ratified, ship owners will be required to implement BWT Systems on vessels. It is estimated that over $45.6 billion will be spent in the 5 years following enforcement. The cost, installation and operation of BWT Systems is of serious concern to the industry.

ACI’s 14th Ballast Water Management Summit will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place.

USA Focus:

Following the success of ACI’s BWM conferences in Europe and Singapore, we are pleased to launch our 14th Edition in Baltimore to provide a learning and networking platform for the US shipping industry. Special focus will be on the USCG Regulations, US EPA Vessel General Permit, and how Shipowners/managers and BWTS Manufacturers can deal with the regulation in terms of selecting, operating, testing and remaining compliant.


4th May 2016
5th May 2016
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Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 S Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States

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+1 410-962-0202
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Tuesday 3rd May 2016

MERC (Maritime Environmental Resource Center) Ballast Water Testing Facilities – Part of the First USCG Independent Laboratory for BWMS Certification Testing

During the afternoon of Tuesday 3rd May 2016 a limited number of conference attendees will have the opportunity to visit MERC’s Ballast Water Testing Facilities.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference. Transport will be provided to and from conference venue.

*please note that priority is given for Shipowners, Shipmanagers and BWTS Manufacturers. All other interested parties will be considered upon application.

  • Keynote Address: On the brink of entrance into force
  • Learn from shipowner/operators who are in advanced stages of implementing BWM Systems.
  • Perspectives on the USCG Type Approval from Shipowner, BWTS Manufacturers, Classification and US Regulation experts.
  • US EPA Vessel General Permit Requirement and Compliance
  • Understand the challenges that Shipowner/operators have in implementing BWM Systems across the fleet
  • BWT System Technology Showcase: Exclusive chance to hear from BWT Manufacturers on their solutions
  • Step by step installation guidance, and looking at operation and maintenance once installed on the vessel/fleet.
  • Challenges of Retrofit & Installation of Ballast Water Systems
  • Protecting the early-movers
  • Operational Challenges and Limits for BWM Systems on Vessels
  • Port State Inspection, Testing and Compliance Measures.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Jack Faulk, Team Leader, Water Permits, US EPA

Meridena Kauffmann, USCG (subject to final approval)

Roy Choudhury, Engineering Contracts Director, Crowley

Ryan Allain, VP VP | Safety, Security, and Environmental (North America), MSC Cruises (USA) Inc

Nicole Dobroski, Environmental Program Manager, Marine Invasive Species Program, California State Lands Commission

Andrew Daley, Product Specialist, Trojan Marinex 

Doug Schneider, Vice President, World Shipping Council

Kathy Metcalf, President & CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America

John Dooley, President, Choice Ballast Solutions

Rebecca Orlans, Global Industrial Business Development Manager, AMIAD Water Systems

Jad Mouawad, Owner, Mouawad Consulting

Mario Tamburri, Director, Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC)

Richard Eastham, CEO, Regs4Ships

Richard Muller, Assistant Director, Golden Bear Test Facility

Matt Granitto, Business Director – Ballast Water Treatment, Evoqua Water Technologies Ltd

Senior Representative, Trojan Marinex 

Senior Representative, Biomarine SRL

Bill Burroughs, ABS

Rafael Riva, Marine Business Development Strategy Manager, Lloyd’s Register

ACI’s meetings are strictly end-user focussed. The programme is co-ordinated with the Ballast Water Experts and Ship Owners in mind.

Delegates will include Senior Level Decision makers drawn from the Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Ballast Water Management System Manufacturers, Classification Societies, Ballast Water Regulators, Port State Control Authorities, Testing Facilities and others.


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:

 Joe Smith

Tel: +44 (0)203 141 0612

Email: [email protected]


Trojan Marinex is focused solely on the marine industry and providing ballast water treatment (BWT). Having direct access to nearly 40 years of industry-defining water treatment expertise, in combination with steadfast backing (we are part of the Trojan Technologies group of businesses), has enabled us to create a suite of BWT systems unlike any other. Trojan Marinex BWT systems are purpose-built for the marine environment, and provide filtration + UV in a single, compact unit. Our product suite includes a full range of systems that are able to treat any flow rate throughout all water qualities.



GEA Group is a leading manufacturer of high efficiency / high speed centrifugal purifiers. Our organization is over 120 years old and is a major supplier of fuel and lube oil treatment systems, bilge water and sludge treatment systems, viscosity booster systems, ballast water treatment systems, exhaust stack scrubber systems, sea water desalination equipment and auxiliary equipment for the Marine Industry. Our equipment is designed to perform under extreme Maritime conditions, while at the same time meeting strict current and anticipated international safety and environmental regulations. In addition to our extensive product line, we have a dedicated service and repair department as well as a dedicated parts department available to support our equipment and operations worldwide.




Evoqua is a leading provider of electrochemical equipment designed to control biological fouling and corrosion wherever seawater is used as cooling or process water.
Since 1950, our proprietary Electrocatalytic line of core technologies has provided technical solutions to the maritime industry worldwide.  Electrocatalytic Chloropac® and CAPAC® Systems have been proven to prevent biological fouling of cooling water circuits and ships’ hull corrosion for decades. Now, Evoqua’s newest maritime solution, the SeaCURE™ ballast water management system (BWMS), enables ship owners and operators to safely and reliably comply with IMO and USCG ballast water regulations.

Evoqua’s SeaCURE™ BWMS is a Type Approved ballast water management system, utilizing a patented method, which provides a reliable, environmentally sound solution designed to protect against the proliferation of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). SeaCURE™ BWMS is already type approved against the IMO standard and also has United States Coast Guard (USCG) Alternate Management System (AMS) acceptance as an interim temporary designation prior to the implementation of the USCG’s own standard. SeaCURE™ BWMS is nevertheless, already well advanced in testing towards passing the more stringent USCG protocol, in readiness for when it comes into force.



TeamTec is a world leading manufacturer of marine incinerators and stripping ejectors to the shipping and offshore industry.

Since February, 2016 TeamTec has also been appointed by Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH. as the global marketing partner with responsibility for manufacturing, sales and service of the AVITALIS™ ballast water treatment system.

TeamTec AVITALIS™ BWTS is a filter and chemical injection system that ensures complete and environmentally benign ballast water cleaning in any temperature, salinity and turbidity.

AVITALIS™ BWTS works by sequential combination of a two-stage treatment during ballasting. The health of the aquatic environment is safeguarded by means of chemical monitoring and optional neutralization of the ballast water during discharge.

PERACLEAN® Ocean is the chemical compound used with the AVITALIS™ BWTS and is supplied by Evonik, one of the world’s leading companies in specialty chemicals.



Biomarine S.r.l. is a manufacturer focused in the design and construction of ozone systems for big ships’ ballast water treatment. World leader for applications on field, the company vants a 25 year know-how experience. The on line ballast water treatments and the high quality of the technology components ensure a long lasting high performance and safety of Biomarine plants. This reliability is also guaranteed by the obtainment of the certifications in progress related to the new amendments i.e. “IMO” (International Maritime Organization), “USCG” (United States Coast Guard) and “RINA” (Registro Italiano Navale) TYPE APPROVAL, that are needed for the acceptance and validation of naval products.

WEB-SITE: www.biomarine.systems (in progress under construction)

  1. VINCENZO BIANCO (Adviser Manager Environment Issues) CELL.: +39 335-7525369
  2. SALVATORE TETI (Project Manager) CELL.: +39 393-4033952


Via della Pineta 23 – 61032 Fano (PU) – ITALY

TEL +39 0721-1796201 FAX +39 0721-1796229

Email: [email protected]

Sales Office:

Via Variante Cisa, 59 – 19038 Sarzana (SP) – ITALY

TEL +39 0187 691418 – FAX +39 0187 692077

Email: [email protected]

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Amiad Water Systems is a leading global producer of automatic, self-cleaning water treatment and filtration solutions. It has developed a wide range of innovative products that provide environmentally-sustainable solutions with low operating costs and a rapid return on investment.

Amiad services the industrial, municipal, oil & gas and ballast water markets. Its patented products are integrated into the core of many filtration and water treatment systems.

Amiad’s solutions enhance disinfection technologies, production processes & enables compliance with various regulatory process.

Over 50 years of operation, Amiad has 10 subsidiaries & 7 production sites worldwide. Its solutions are delivered through subsidiaries and network of 170 distributors.

Amiad has built its global reputation and broad customer base due to its high-quality standards, outstanding performance, product reliability, prompt delivery, and excellent customer service.

Technology & Solutions

Driven by innovation, Amiad is a technological leader with broad engineering and R&D capabilities, constantly striving to develop efficient and superior water treatment and filtration solutions.

Amiad’s solutions are based on three distinct complementary and synergistic technologies, which form its main brand offerings:

  • Amiad – Suction-scanning screen technology:
  • Arkal – SpinKlinTM Disc technology
  • Filtomat – Microfiber technology

Amiad’s technological solutions are designed to ensure:

  • Low energy consumption
  • Low & minimal maintenance
  • Small footprint
  • Reduced chemical consumption
  • Highly efficient self-cleaning mechanism
  • Minimal use of flush water for backwash cleaning
  • Extraordinary reliability






ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Kristina Vari

+44 (0) 333 0112788

[email protected]


InterManager is the international trade association for the shipmanagement industry. Its membership comprises in-house and third party ship managers, crew managers and associate members from throughout the shipping industry.

Collectively InterManager members are responsible for some 3,700 ships and more than 125,000 seafarers.

InterManager is the only organisation exclusively dedicated to representing the shipmanagement industry. It is a recognised and well respected organisation which represents its members at international level, lobbying on their behalf to ensure their views and needs are taken into account within the world-wide maritime industry.

In addition, InterManager is committed to improving transparency and governance in the shipping world and ensuring high standards are maintained throughout the shipmanagement sector by requesting its members to commit to its Code of Ethics and by developing a set of measurable and meaningful Key Performance Indicators.

InterManager is the voice of shipmanagement.





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Maritime Connector

Maritime Connector is a premium employment and marketing platform for maritime industry.
Maritime companies face a growing challenge to find professionals with specific skills and know-how.
Maritime professionals face a growing problem: how to quickly find the best sea related jobs and to advance their careers.
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Marine Insight

Marine Insight is one of the leading independent maritime news website that covers a wide range of marine topics. Using the latest internet tools, Marine Insight has built an engaging online community of active maritime professionals, seeking and sharing knowledge. With more than 300,000 unique visitors per month and growing, Marine Insight is the fastest growing online maritime digital magazine in Asia.


ECO: Ocean and coastal intelligence delivered in the formats you want with the urgency you need.

Since January 2013, ECO has provided comprehensive coverage and analysis of issues impacting the coastal and offshore environment. During that time, we’ve brought you exclusive features from BOEM, NOAA, Ducks Unlimited, the Guy Harvey Foundation, Esri, The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Earthjustice, the World Ocean Council,  the US Navy, the National Oceanography Center, ORCA, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and many more. We are the only media sponsor of Capitol Ocean Week and are the official publication of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, but more than that, we are the voice of everyone from government decision makers to scientists in the field to the companies providing products and services to ocean focused industries, organizations, and researchers alike.

Published nine times a year in print and digital formats, ECO also includes a weekly digital news flash. Together, these publications reach approximately 200,000 professionals around the globe. ECO is also the official publication of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation.




SAFETY4SEA / GREEN4SEA foster Safety, Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping including Leading Maritime Safety Portal www.SAFETY4SEA.com, Green Portal www.GREEN4SEA.com, World’s Largest Safety & Green Conferences, attracting 1000+ delegates each every year and print publications (SAFETY4SEA Log, GREEN4SEA Log, RISK4SEA Log and CSR4SEA Log) circulated in excess of 100,000 copies globally.

Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.



Freightbook is a fast growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1000+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. Each company can provide comprehensive logistics solutions through their experienced staff who have an in-depth understanding of their local market. To obtain rates and advice on a shipment, please complete our Get A Quote form. Our simple but effective system enables you to obtain advice and pricing from all registered freight agents in the country of origin, thus providing a variety of options. Alternatively, please search our database and contact companies directly www.freightbook.net.


Project Cargo Network

Project Cargo Network (PCN) was formed in August 2010, as an organisation dedicated to the world’s top project cargo and heavy lift specialists who want to increase their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. The network is now an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association with over 235 Members located in 105+ countries.



Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 and offers Restricted Representation, which means membership will only be offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service.


Professional Mariner

Professional Mariner magazine was founded in 1993 to serve owners and operators of commercial maritime vessels of all types in the U.S. and Canada.

The magazine is owned by Navigator Publishing LLC which also owns and publishes Ocean Navigator magazine. Head offices are in Portland, Maine, with key colleagues located across the U.S.

In addition to the print magazine which comes out 11 times per year, Professional Mariner publishes e-mail newsletters, this website and a digital replica of the print magazine which reaches readers around the world. Special issues called American Tugboat Review and American Ship Review cover shipbuilding while regular issues cover training and licensing, maritime casualties, technology, engineering and regulatory trends and issues.

Founded by Greg Walsh and Alex Agnew in 1984, Navigator Publishing is now managed by Alex Agnew and Mike Payson Jr. and owned by a friends and family investment group. The magazine’s lead editor is Dom Yanchunas ably assisted by Rich Miller.  Both are veteran newspaper reporters with careers spanning several decades. Click here to contact a member of our team.

Global Maritime Hub

Global Maritime Hub is the gateway to information on the Global Shipping industry. We are an online resource where you will find the providers of shipping information, consulting services, shipping jobs, market reports, market data and analysis – all conveniently gathered for you into one ‘hub’.


Baird Maritime

BairdMaritime.com is the online component of the Baird Publications Group, publisher of Work Boat World. The premier online maritime portal, Baird Maritime is intended to serve you, whether you own, operate, design, build or supply to any kind of commercial or government vessel from tugs and trawlers to tankers.



Sailings Group
Sailings is authoritative, progressive source of transportation and logistics information ,created, monitored and developed by a batch of well-experienced media professionals from Indonesia and beyond. We will strive to assure our customers of our commitment to deliver the best value information and services to help them meet the demands of an increasingly competitive market place.


T.U.N International

T.U.N International was formed with the objective of Truly Understanding the Needs of each individual organization’s training requirements. Our strength lies in our ability to listen to our clients, understand their unique business issues and assist them in delivering the appropriate training solution based on the business challenges in the current market situation.
Our vision is to be the No. 1 preferred training provider for all corporate companies by providing an innovative approach to your training requirements. We facilitate a training solution that is not only cost effective, but tailored to yield maximum benefits.
We deeply value our working relationship with our clients and constantly dedicate ourselves to exceed your expectations of us. Besides customizing in-house training solutions for corporate companies, we also offer public courses and conferences in various industries.

Our courses are conducted in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Middle East, Turkey, India and Thailand. Our expertise is organizing courses in the Oil & Gas, Maritime as well as HSE industry. Our past clients include Petrovietnam, Pertamina, Petronas Carigali, Dubai Petroleum, ExxonMobil, GASCO Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd etc.

For more information, visit www.tun.sg or email us at [email protected] for any queries regarding in-house training or any of our courses.


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Gulf Oil and Gas (GOG) is the gateway to the oil and gas markets in the eastern hemisphere. Gulf Oil and Gas attracts thousands of professional regular visitors each day. With 50% of our audience defining themselves as engineers and another 25% in managerial roles, we deliver a captive audience of professionals responsible for specifying projects and making purchasing decisions. GOG 3D Projects service tracks information for 2000+ projects across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. GOG career centre is dedicated to assisting organizations in building their engineering and technical resources.

Visit us http://www.gulfoilandgas.com/


Worldoils.com (not affiliated with World OilTM) is the world’s central portal for all information for the Oil, Gas and the Offshore Industry containing news, press releases, research companies, suppliers & services Directory, etc. It also has a jobs portal and a marketplace. Worldoils.com is also a central place for finding land rigs, Offshore rigs, barge rigs and Oilfield camps and equipment.


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