The Maritime Executive – September, 2018
ClassNK Warns of BWTS Bottleneck in 2022:
Class Society ClassNK is urging shipowners to begin the process of installing ballast water treatment systems on their existing vessels soon. The phase-in timeline for the BWTM regulation will hit a disproportionate number of ships in 2022, ClassNK warns, raising the prospect of a bottleneck.
“As difficulties are expected in the installation of BWMS if everyone around the world waits until 2022, ClassNK recommends installing early,” the class society said.