Finnish ballast water convention approval to trigger global ratification

According to Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Scandinavian country will ratify the Ballast Water Management Convention by mid-September.

Based on the current reported global tonnage data used by IMO, Finland’s 0.14 per cent of the world fleet would take the total tonnage covered by states that have ratified the BWMC to 35.01%, triggering its entry into force a year later.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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