Port Wings News Network:
The Danish Maritime Authority and the industry organisation Danish Maritime are discussing all aspects of Ballast Water Management systems with their Chinese counterparts. The visit is part of a wider cooperation on maritime safety and green shipbuilding.
”The timing of this meeting is just right as IMO has agreed on installation dates for BWM systems. We will be discussing both challenges and solutions to implementing the new rules. Specifically, the DMA will aim for a better joint understanding of how public authorities can support the goal of the new regulation,” says Deputy Director General of the DMA, Charlotte Ahrendt Steen.
CEO of Danish Maritime, Jenny Braat, adds: “Danish Maritime has entered a cooperation agreement with the Shipbuilding Information Center of China that focuses on treatment of ballast water. Denmark is a technology leader on this type of green solutions. And this is not limited to cleaning systems. It is also vital to be able to demonstrate and document ongoing compliance with the regulation, and some Danish companies happen to be first in class when it comes to equipment for measuring this. When Danish expertise is coupled with the shipbuilding competence and capacity of China, great things can happen. Danish companies can help Chinese shipbuilders supply the shipping industry with the very best, most reliable and fully validated and certified technology available.”
The stay in China will include a seminar on BWM and presentation of a system installed on a large container vessel currently being constructed in Shanghai.
The visit to China is part of a cooperation with Chinese authorities which on the Danish side is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the DMA.