Angelicoussis Shipping sends 36 vessels for BWTS retrofit

Greek owner Angelicoussis Shipping Group (ASGL) has entered into a contract with USA-based ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer Ecochlor to retrofit 36 vessels including suezmaxes, aframaxes, VLCCs, minicapes and capesizes.

The installations are expected between 2018 and 2020 in Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China.

The new BWT systems will ensure that ASGL’s vessels comply with both 2020 IMO Ballast Water Management Convention and US Coast Guard (USCG) regulations.

“Having both IMO and USCG Type Approval were very important factors in the selection process by ASGL. Our expertise as well as the system’s ease of use and reliability are critical issues to shipowners as they look for manufacturers that are absolutely committed to making sure their vessels are in compliance with BWT regulations now, and for the life of the vessel,” said Tom Perlich, President of Ecochlor.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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