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    ICS is the principal global trade association
    for shipowners and operators

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    Shipping Industry Faces Major Dilemma
    on Ballast Water Management

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    ICS represents the world's shipowners at IMO
    and other international regulatory fora

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    ICS represents all sectors and trades and
    over 80% of the world merchant fleet

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    ICS develops and promotes shipping
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    ICS is also the principal maritime employers'
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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for merchant shipowners and operators, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet.

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Shipping Industry Faces Major Dilemma on Ballast Water Management

Shipping Industry Faces Major Dilemma on Ballast Water Management

01 May, 2015

The Round Table (RT) of International Shipping Organisations is deeply concerned if the international convention to regulate ships’ ballast water comes into force in the near future without a realistic implementation schedule that recognises the timetable for US type-approved Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) to be available in sufficient quantities.

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