Posted on: December 23rd, 2014 by Administrator No Comments

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO),┬áKoji Sekimizu yesterday met with the chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Mr. Masamichi Morooka, to discuss the ICS’ position on the ratification of the 2004 BWM Convention.
For the past two years, ICS and its member national associations have strongly discouraged additional governments from ratifying the Convention until questions about how the Convention would be implemented had been properly addressed. ┬áThe ICS notes these issues included “the lack of robustness of the current IMO type-approval process for the expensive new treatment equipment..

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