One of the discussions scheduled to take place at the Tanker Shipping and Trade conference concerns which type of ballast water management systems (BWMS) meet the special needs of tankers.
From the ultra-violet light end of the BWMS spectrum is PureBallast head of customer support Jonas Alvan, who will argue that UV is a considered option for tankers. Representing the filtration and electrolysis engineering solutions is De Nora Water Technologies global proposals manager Susanna Wyllie.
One of the first filtration and electrolysis BWMS to achieve USCG type-approval was the FIT system from Erma First of Italy. The Italian manufacturer has just been awarded the Product & Services Award at the European Business Awards for the Environment.
Erma First also won the Business & Biodiversity Award for its contribution to halting biodiversity loss and supporting natural ecosystems. The awards were organised by Hellenic Federation of Environmental Protection Companies and the European Commission and presented at the Athens War Museum.
“We are overwhelmed and proud of this award, as we consider it to be a tremendous recognition of our efforts and dedication coming from a group of brilliant people, whom I am honoured to have in our team,” said Erma First managing director Konstantinos Stampedakis.
Business, operational and technical issues impacting the crude, product and chemical tanker trades will be discussed in London at the Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference, Awards & Exhibition, 20-21 November 2018.