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23rd Ballast Water Management Conference

ACI’s 23rd Ballast Water Management Conference

Starting on Wednesday, 26th June 2019 until Thursday, 27th June 2019

Session Five of ACI's 23rd Ballast Water Management Conference, taking place on 26th & 27th of June 2019 in Houston, Texas, USA, titled ‘Regulatory Roadmap’, will examine recent changes in ballast water legislation. It is key for ship-owners to be aware of these developments in order to remain compliant at all times.

The session will consist of the following presentations:

‘Update on IMO Ballast Water developments’ - Marcie Merksamer, Biologist / Vice President, EnviroManagement, Inc.

Marcie recently attended IMO’s MEPC 74 (13-17 May 2019) so will be best-placed to share the latest regulatory developments, including BWMS Type Approval updates, developments for ballast water sampling & analysis, and BWMS Commissioning Testing.

‘Canada’s Proposed Ballast Water Regulatory Approach’ - Colin Henein, Manager/Senior Policy Advisor, Transport Canada

Colin will be focusing on ballast water regulation in Canada, addressing Transport Canada’s discussion paper based on amendments required to the Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations.

The session will conclude with an interactive Q&A session, giving the audience the chance to ask our expert speakers anything they wish to know. This will provide an invaluable source of information regarding all aspects of ballast water regulation.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Roy Choudhury, Senior Director, Strategic Projects, Crowley Maritime
  • Dana Wandschneider, Manager, Owned Fleet, Fednav
  • Fred Finger, Vice President, Head of Operations, American Roll On Roll Off Carrier
  • Flemming Sandstrøm, Director, Fleet Management, MOL Nordic Tankers
  • Carolyn Junemann, Environmental Protection Specialist, US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration
  • Colin Henein, Manager, Senior Policy Advisor, Transport Canada
  • William Burroughs, Senior Environmental Solutions Consultant, ABS
  • Yoss Leclerc, Expert Advisor, Port Operations, Quebec Port Authority
  • Thomas Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Lake Carriers Association
  • Andrew Daley, Product Specialist, Trojan Marinex
  • Nick Welschmeyer, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and Golden Bear Research Center
  • Kate Kelley, Compliance Director, Vessel Services, O'Brien's Response Management
  • Marcie Merksamer, Vice President, EnviroManagement, Inc.
  • Kelsey Prihoda, Researcher, Lake Superior Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Jeanne Grasso, Partner, Blank Rome
  • Keith Manara, North Americas South East Business Development Manager, Lloyd's Register

Key Topics This Year Include:

  • Ballast Water Treatment Systems: Technical Evaluation
  • Impending Ballast Water Treatment Systems and Technology
  • Regulatory Roadmap: When To Act
  • Clarifying Standards Inconsistencies
  • Commercial Implications of Ballast Water Management
  • Training Crews on Effectively Using Treatment Systems
  • Methods to Measure Water Contamination
  • Alternative Processes for Managing Ballast Water
  • Developing an International Strategy in Compliance with BWM Standards
  • The Future of Ballast Water Management
Rafael Krupa, [email protected], +48 61 646 7040
ACI’s 23rd Ballast Water Management Conference
Crowne Plaza Houston River Oak
2712 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX
Houston, T