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ERMA FIRST debunks the greatest myths around Ballast Water Treatment

  ERMA FIRST was between the lead sponsors and exhibitors of the 2015 GREEN4SEA Forum which successfully concluded on Wednesday 22nd  of April 2015 in Eugenides Foundation Athens attracting 950 delegates from 25 countries representing a total of 450 organizations. ERMA FIRST’s International Sales Manager, Mr. Leif Erik Caspersen, analysed during his presentation the ten myths about the Ballast Water Treatment. The presenter during his short but comprehensive presentation shared ERMA FIRST’s opinion/knowledge on these myths. He highlighted that it is never too late to do anything about the environment with all the ballast water being carried around the world. The company’s latest great achievement is the ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT, a ballast water treatment system suitable in fresh water operations. The system has received type approval from the Greek Administration for operation at fresh water conditions (0.9 psu), class approval from Lloyd’s Register and AMS from USCG. ERMA FIRST FIT is amongst the very few systems in AMS list, which has been approved for fresh water operations. You may read the analysis on the ten myths about Ballast Water Treatment by clicking hereIn the beginning, I was outspoken with you propecia before and after has changed my life. It has become much more ...

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Ten Myths about Ballast Water Treatment

  Leif Eric Caspersen, International Sales Director, ERMA First presentation during the 2015 GREEN4SEA Forum Our experience and knowledge on the ten myths about Ballast Water Treatment are as follows: Ship owners organizations will force IMO to postpone the ratification of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM). This myth was debunked, as it was clarified that this is not going to happen. «With all the ballast water being carried around the world, it is too late to protect the environment». This was the second myth that Erma First’s International Sales Manager debunked, stressing out that every nine weeks invasive species introduce successfully in the marine environment causing even greater damage than an oil spill, situation that is not going to change unless we apply efficient measures. Port Authorities will not fine ship owners that will miss the deadlines for Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) installment. It was refuted that port authorities will not impose fines, as there are no indications that this is a potential scenario when relevant regulation comes into force. There will be not enough suppliers of Ballast Water Treatment Systems. It was clearly noted, more than 50 makers of Ballast Water ...

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ERMA FIRST Receives Technical Innovation Award

ERMA FIRST the innovative Piraeus Based Maker of a world Class Ballast Water Treatment system has been awarded the Technical Achievement Award by a prestigious panel of Judges (including John Coustas of Danaos/Helmepa, Haralambos Fafalios of GSCC, Antonios Faraklas of Chartworld, George Gratsos of HCS, Capt. John Halas of PSF, Rea Metropoulou of WISTA Hellas, Andreas Tsavliris of ISU, Efthimios E. Mitropoulos formerly of IMO, Themistocles Vokos of Posidonia and Nigel Lowry of Lloyds List) during the ceremony of the Lloyds List Greek Shipping Awards.

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