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17th Ballast Water Management Conference

Date: 29th March 2017 - 30th March 2017 Location: Miami - Florida - USA

Essential Preparation for the Imminent BWM Convention Entering Into Force in 2017

The IMO Ballast Water Convention is imminent. On 8th September 2016, Finland announced ratification of the BWM Convention, meaning that the IMO regulation will be enforced from 8th September 2017. Ship owners will be required to implement BWT Systems and a Ballast Water Management plan on vessels. It is estimated that over $45 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. It is estimated that Finland are due to sign the BWM convention late in 2016 which will see the regulation be entered into force one year later, making the timing of this conference critical.

ACI’s 17th 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.

Following the success of our BWM conference in USA in 2016, we are pleased to announce that we will be returning to provide a learning and networking platform for the US shipping industry on BWM. 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.


29th March 2017
30th March 2017
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Krisztina Gyulavári – Sponsorship
+1 929 331 6835


Hotel Urbano
2500 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33129 United States

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(1) (305) 854 2070
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  • Keynote Address: Practical Actions now for the imminent BWM Convention entering into force on 8th September 2017
  • 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

– 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

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]

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In 1926, the Hendry family entered the maritime business when Captain F.M. Hendry founded the Hendry Corporation in Tampa, Florida. Under his determination and principled leadership, and continuing with the leadership of his son, Aaron W. Hendry, the Hendry family of companies has grown and prospered and today consists of a diverse range of maritime businesses including commercial and government ship repair, stevedoring and marine terminal operations, marine environmental services, and maritime employee staffing. Major operating companies include Gulf Marine Repair Corporation, Universal Environmental Solutions, LLC, Port Hendry Terminals, and Port Staffing, Inc. Ownership of these companies has been consolidated in Hendry Marine Industries, Inc., a holding company owned by the employees and the Hendry family.

Today, Hendry Marine Industries is focused on maintaining and growing current business lines while keeping an eye toward future opportunities for expansion and diversification.  Our goal is to continue to foster a relationship-based marketing and sales strategy, allowing us to build upon and maximize the substantial, long-term industry relationships and the solid reputation of our teams from the Craftsmen to the Executives.


Direct access to 40 years of industry-defining water treatment expertise, in combination with steadfast backing, has enabled us to create a suite of ballast water treatment systems unlike any other. Our systems are purpose-built for the marine environment, and provide filtration + UV in a single, compact unit.



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Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.

Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2015, posted annual sales of about SEK 39.7 billion (approx. 4.25 billion Euros). The company has about 17 500 employees.

– See more at: http://www.alfalaval.com/media/news/2016/alfa-laval-pureballast-now-has–u.s.-coast-guard-type-approval/#sthash.7iDoojYk.dpuf



Chamber of Marine Commerce

The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) represents the bi-national Great Lakes-St. Lawrence commercial marine industry. Our members are: Domestic and international ship owners and ship operators; Canadian and U.S. ports; Industrial shippers (esp. grain, iron ore, steel, cement, sugar, salt, coal, …); The St. Lawrence Seaway; Terminals, elevators, and logistics companies; Marine-related companies. The CMC represents approximately 150 companies that rely on marine transportation to deliver products and materiel that serve people all over the world. Grain, sugar, salt, iron ore, steel, stone, cement, aluminum, clothing, furniture, computers, electronics and most consumer goods, … almost everything, at least in part, has been on a ship.
The weblink is: www.marinedelivers.com


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 Gyulavari

Tel: +44 (0) 3330 112788

Email: [email protected]

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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.


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.
Solution is Maritime Connector, It connects maritime professionals seeking to advance their careers with maritime companies that need quality personnel.
Visit us today and find out why we are No1. in the world today: www.maritime-connector.com


SAFETY4SEA / GREEN4SEA foster Safety, Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping including Leading Maritime Safety Portal www.SAFETY4SEA.com, Green Portalwww.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.

The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is the international representative body for maritime professionals and others with an interest in nautical matters.
We provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world.
Our work is available to the whole industry to help improve the safety and efficiency of shipping. Our monthly journal Seaways, books, web services and projects help to provide real solutions to problems facing the industry and provide mariners’ input to decision makers internationally and nationally.
Our aim is to provide the strongest possible professional focus, dedicated to improving standards of those in control of seagoing craft, while maintaining the Institute as an international centre of nautical excellence.


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.


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’.


PortNews is the leading Russian media resource providing sea and river transport news.
Every day, around 8,000 readers visit the Russian and English pages of the media agency’s web portal.


Hellenic Shipping News

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide provides news on shipping and maritime trade, as well as shipbuilding, ports, marine insurance, shipping law, freights and commodities, energy-oil and of course stock markets and the global economy. This makes it a “one-stop-shop” for everybody interested in shipping and all aspects affecting its course.

Furthermore, a free daily newsletter with the most important news is delivered to thousands of listed recipients from more than 165 countries worldwide.



Conqueror Freight Network (CQR) is a group of carefully-selected freight forwarders in each major sea/airport which cooperate reciprocally and securely to expand their businesses, reduce costs and risks, and compete on more equal terms against the largest international companies.
Because CQR only accepts 1 agent per city the selection process is rigorous. An external auditor (COFACE) checks every potential agent (CQR is the only network in the world to do this).
Every CQR membership should be productive with members seeing significant inward business and this is monitored through a quarterly survey.
Carefully selected members coupled with disciplined cooperation provide the trust needed to form long-term business relationships.



Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos …


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Ship2Shore is one of the most successful on-line magazines in the Mediterranean region and the leading news provider in Italy exploring the financial, economical, political and legal aspects of the transports industry.

News are published daily on the website, whereas a weekly pdf magazine, published on Monday and announced by a newsletter, offers a complete overview of the most important topics as well as in-depth analysis, interviews and further stories.

A free trial is available by signing up on www.ship2shore.it/english


Globalia Logistics Network is an exclusive network of the highest calibre freight forwarders in each key air/seaport worldwide who actively co-operate to reduce costs and risks and grow their businesses together through mutual cooperation to beat the leading multinationals.



The Cooperative Logistics Network is a capped, non-exclusive alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in each major air/seaport who co-operate in a financially secure environment to reduce costs and risks and grow their businesses by actively working together to compete against the largest multinationals. The Cooperative Logistics Network does not believe in claiming a membership fee and offering its members nothing in return. On joining the network, members immediately gain a global brand, a directory of reliable, financially secure agents who actively work together to bid for the largest contracts and negotiate lower rates from carriers and insurers.



Ocean News & Technology keeps you abreast of major news and events happening in such diverse areas as Oil & Gas Exploration/Production, Underwater Intervention, Marine Science, Renewable Energy, Marine Transportation, and Subsea Cables. In addition to expanded editorial articles, ON&T also brings you the latest in technology developments, products and projects, as well as industry data and forecasts.


Specialist Freight Networks

Based in London, UK, Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. SFN, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, is an International Group of Exclusive and non-Exclusive Specialist Freight Networks operating under one unifying umbrella. SFN links together 220+ elite independent small and medium sized Freight Forwarders in 120+ countries, whom are united in their quest to find global, trusted, specialist agents. Experts in their respective fields, SFN Members are able to handle the requirements of global importers and exporters, in an efficient and professional manner.



World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 265+ independent freight forwarders in 120 countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world’s top importers and exporters.


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.



Freightbook is a fast growing online database containing profiles of 1500+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. The unique profile pages and new rating system provide a good insight into each registered company which raises confidence and increases business. Freightbook also provides a useful Smartphone Service where forwarders and suppliers to the freight industry can be found quickly on mobile devices.



Sailor Today is a monthly international shipping magazine published from Mumbai, India. Sailor Today (since 1991) is committed to journalism of integrity and providing accurate information to the shipping community and to give the Seafarer a voice.
Sailor Today is dedicated to seafarers and directed towards Shipping, Ship Management, Ship building, Ship repairs, Ship Chandelling, Ports, Chartering, Surveying, Maritime Equipment and Maritime Training Institute, Ship-owners and managers, Shipbuilders and repairers and Marine equipment manufacturers.
Sailor Today enjoys a readership of over 55,000 worldwide – with distribution in India, U.S.A, U.K, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.


Professional Mariner (2)

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.

Cargo Connections

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.



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.



Eco-Business.com is Asia Pacific’s leading publication on cleantech, smart cities, responsible business and sustainable development. Our platforms include the award-winning Eco-Business.com news website which attracts 80,000+ monthly visitors and a weekly newsletter that’s emailed to over 67,000 subscribers.


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