Ballast Water Management Summit - Presented by Infocast

IMO’s BWM Convention Enters into Force in 2017 – Identify Your Best Strategies for Compliance and Integration with USCG Regulations

With the announcement of the ratification of the BWM Convention, environmental retrofits for ships are now unavoidable as IMO regulation will enter into force on September 8, 2017. Only a small fraction of the 50,000 ships currently in service internationally have functional BWM systems currently installed, none of which meet the USCG standard. The estimated cost of BWT systems installations will range from $200K – $5M per ship, costing up to $45 billion in BWM retrofits alone.
Ship owners have a very limited amount of time to find solutions to a bevy of questions brought about by these new rules and protocols. How will type approval processes intersect with the upcoming compliance deadlines? What BWM system is optimum, and how do ship owners ensure their retrofits are the most cost-effective and efficient? How can certification organizations, suppliers and retrofitters ensure that BWM systems meet the requirements for compliance set by both regulatory bodies?
Infocast’s 4th Ballast Water Management Summit, March 6-8, 2017 in Long Beach, CA, will again bring together key regulators, ship owners and operators, shipbuilders, engineers, water treatment specialists, marine equipment suppliers, ports, shipping/maritime associations and others to exchange information and strategize cost-effective, practical solutions for BWT system compliance now and going forward.
Plus, attend the Ballast Water Treatment Technology Pre-Summit Briefing, March 6, 2017, to get a comprehensive overview of current technologies, type approval, testing and retrofits; and new advancements and innovations in ballast water treatment and monitoring.

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Leading Industry Stakeholders

2016 Participating Organizations

  • ABFW Maritime Group
  • Alfa Laval AB
  • American Bureau of Shipping
  • Amiad Water Systems
  • APL, LTD.
  • Assure Controls
  • BIO-UV
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • C&C Panasia
  • California State Lands Commission
  • California State University Maritime
  • Chamber of Shipping of America
  • Chelsea Technologies Group
  • Choice Ballast Solutions, LLC
  • Clyde & Co US LLP
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
  • Diamond Offshore
  • DNV GL
  • Dow Chemical
  • Ecochlor
  • Elliott Bay Design Group
  • EnviroManagement, Inc.
  • Evoqua Water Technologies
  • Fednav Limited
  • Filtersafe ltd.
  • GEA Mechanical Equipment US, Inc.
  • General Dynamics NASSCO
  • GF Piping Systems
  • Giles Environmental LLC
  • GKD
  • Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.
  • Glosten Associates Inc.
  • Goltens Miami
  • Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • Hach Company
  • Harmsco Filtration Products
  • Hyde Marine
  • Hydraquip Custom Systems
  • IMO
  • International Maritime Technology Consultants, Inc.
  • Intertanko
  • IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
  • ISS
  • Korean Register of Shipping
  • Lake Carriers' Association
  • LTK Maritime Consultancies
  • Magneto special anodes B.V.
  • MARPOL Training Institute, Inc.
  • Matson Navigation Company
  • McAsphalt Marine Transportation Limited
  • Metmar Denizcilik Ticari ve Teknik Hizmetler San Ltd
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (CSU) and Lead Scientist, Golden Bear Facility (GBF), Cal Maritime Academy (CSU)
  • NEI Treatment Systems
  • Ocean Power & Equipment Co.
  • Optimarin AS
  • Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
  • Port of Corpus Christi Authority
  • Port of Hueneme
  • Port of Los Angeles
  • Retlif Testing Laboratories
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Sonangol Marine Services
  • The Boutique Firm PLC
  • Trident Seafoods Corporation
  • Trojan Marinex
  • Trojan Technologies
  • Turner Designs
  • United States Coast Guard
  • University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • US Coast Guard
  • US EPA Headquarters
  • US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Wartsila North America Inc.
  • Wartsila Water Systems Limited
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • World Marine
  • World Shipping Council
  • Xylem Analytics


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To learn more about all the benefits of sponsoring this event, please contact David Church at [email protected] or call 818-888-4444 ext 26.


Supporting Organizations

Media Partners


Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815
Room Rate: $194
Reservation Call-in #: 800-228-9290
Cut-off Date: February 13, 2017
Group Name: Information Forecast, Inc./4th Ballast Water Summit


J.K. Roy Choudhury, MBA, PMP

Crowley Maritime Corporation

Jack Faulk


Marc Gagnon


Lee Kindberg

Maersk Line

Jonas Lyborg


Brian Petri

Trojan Technologies

Doug Schneider


Lisa M. Swanson

Matson Navigation Company

Jim Weakley


LT Maria Wiener


Carleen Lyden-Kluss




Glosten, located in Seattle, Washington, is a full service consulting firm of naval architects, marine engineers, and ocean engineers.  Founded in 1958, the firm’s design experience has been primarily in commercial and public sector vessels including tugs, barges, dredges, research vessels, platforms, and passenger/car ferries.

Consulting and design services include hull, structural, and mechanical system design.  The firm has developed specialized expertise in hydrodynamic analysis, climatology, and risk analysis to serve vessel operating clients, and marine civil engineers and contractors performing challenging in-water projects.

Long-standing relationships with clients provide opportunities for involvement in various marine operations.  Many of the firm’s engineers have had seagoing experience and have assisted and directed transportation, emplacement and salvage operations, enhancing their design and analysis capabilities.

Trojan Marinex


Direct access to nearly 40 years of industry-defining water treatment expertise, in combination with steadfast backing, has enabled us to create a suite of ballast water treatment systems unlike any other. Our systems are purpose-built for the marine environment, and provide filtration + UV in a single, compact unit.

Hyde Marine


Hyde Marine is a pioneer in the Ballast Water Treatment market with more than a decade of experience fighting the spread of aquatic invasive species via ballast water. Working with customers, regulators, scientists and government agencies, Hyde Marine has led the ballast water community through the early stages of this market.

The Hyde GUARDIAN ® Ballast Water Treatment System is a chemical-free, IMO type-approved, ballast water management solution comprised of both a physical separation and UV disinfection stage of treatment. The robust design includes an efficient, auto-backflushing filter to remove sediment and larger plankton, as well as a powerful UV disinfection system that destroys or inactivates smaller organisms and bacteria. The combination of these technologies has proven cost-effective, compliant and reliable on the more than 150 ships currently operating with installed GUARDIAN systems. With nearly 400 systems sold, Hyde continues to lead the industry in implementing seamless ballast water treatment to vessels around the world.

Keesal, Young & Logan


For over 45 years, Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL) has provided comprehensive legal advice and representation to shipping, energy, financial services, construction, and insurance clients worldwide.  We routinely advocate the interests of clients before State and Federal Courts, arbitration panels, various criminal courts, as well as numerous State and Federal environmental and safety agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, which includes United States Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection, and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Described as “an industry heavyweight” by Chambers USA, KYL is recognized as the leading maritime and environmental law firm on the West Coast of the United States.  With offices located in Long Beach, San Francisco, Seattle, Anchorage, and Hong Kong, the firm is uniquely positioned to respond to marine casualties and pollution incidents wherever they arise and at any time of the day or night.  For more information, please visit

SGS North America, Inc.


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.

Operating in nearly every major port around the globe, SGS Global Marine Services offers the world’s fleet a global solution to environmental monitoring and testing to help customers navigate the increasingly regulated seas.

As the leader in environmental testing solutions for the maritime industry, we offer laboratory testing to meet commissioning and monitoring requirements outlined in US EPA Vessel General Permit 2013, Marine Labor Convention 2006, and IMO regulations. Our entrepreneurial spirit has guided us to invent and develop a sampling device to meet the upcoming D2 Standard of the IMO Ballast Water Convention, positioning SGS at the forefront of our industry.

We seek to be epitomized by our passion, integrity, entrepreneurialism and our innovative spirit. These values guide us in all that we do and are the bedrock upon which our organization is built.



Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. Wärtsilä paves the way for emission control technology and currently offers a choice of systems to reduce both SOx and NOx emissions, with several systems currently in operation around the world. Its technology meets the highest standard of compliance and provides flexibility and reliable operations wherever you operate. Wärtsilä can also develop tailored retrofit turnkey solutions in close cooperation with the customer – from the very first enquiry, until the system is successfully delivered and the project complete.

Turner Designs


Turner Designs provides innovative fluorescence-based solutions for water quality analysis, pollution control analysis, basic research, OEM and industrial applications.  Having a unique focus on fluorescence instrumentation for over 40 years and customers throughout the world, Turner Designs is the leader in filter fluorometer design, manufacture, and support.  Turner Designs is known for providing rugged, reliable and stable handheld, field, submersible, laboratory, and online fluorometers and turbidimeters varying in functionality, size and price. Customers rate us an average of 9.4, on a scale of 1-10, when asked how likely they would be to recommend us.



CHEMTROL® Automation uses the most advanced electronic sensing technology to monitor and control the critical parameters for water treatment, i.e. conductivity, pH,
Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP), Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine and temperature. Also available is monitoring of two water flow rates and influent/effluent filter pressures.



Since inception in 2007, the mission of EnviroCleanse has been to provide your industry with a superior, sustainable biocide. In late 2015, the company was purchased by Charter Brokerage, a BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY company, to increase the size and scope of EnviroCleanse. The flagship product of EnviroCleanse is the FDA and EPA registered disinfectant known as “EnviroCleanse – A,” an Anolite water solution. Anolite is a non-toxic, non-corrosive, sustainable disinfectant that requires no special handling. Charter Brokerage realized the potential for EnviroCleanse to expand into the Oil & Gas, Medical, and Food Preparation & Distribution industries. Ballast Water Treatment was specifically identified as an area where the EnviroCleanse patent-pending technology could be fully utilized. EnviroCleanse is currently seeking both USCG and IMO type approval has teamed up with Glosten to create the InTankTM Ballast Water Treatment System. Treating ballast water directly in the tank provides numerous advantages over all other BWTS currently available. To find out more, please contact one of our listed team members!

J.L. Wingert Co.


With over 50 years experience as a premier manufacturer to the water and wastewater treatment industries, J.L. Wingert Co. takes pride in manufacturing and delivering high-quality, advanced-designed equipment and specializing in custom-packaged systems for chemical injection and control stations designed to meet a specific application. Other manufactured products include glycol feed systems, bypass feeders, sample coolers, coupon racks, mixers, centrifugal separators, separator systems, sludge traps and pump stations. J.L. Wingert also distributes LMI, Myron L, Tanks, +GF+ Signet, Seametrics, ARO, Standard Pump and other pump and accessory lines.

J.L. Wingert Co.
11800 Monarch Street
Garden Grove, CA 92841

[email protected]

Chamber of Shipping America


The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) represents U.S. based companies that either own, operate or charter oceangoing tank, container, or dry bulk vessels engaged in both the domestic and international trades and companies that maintain a commercial interest in the operation of such oceangoing vessels. Current members include companies that own or operate U.S. flag or foreign-flag vessels.

A company owning or operating only foreign-flag tonnage must have an office in the United States to qualify for membership.





InterManager’s Mission:

  • To federate and serve the needs of all companies involved in the management and crewing of ships
  • To encourage the highest standards of ship operations, through innovation, creativity, and the sharing of knowledge
  • To provide a forum for discussion on matters of common interest.
  • To be the common voice of ship managers in the international forums and with international regulators.
  • To advocate efficiency, quality and ethics in ship management
  • To promote the image of shipping and the career of seafaring



Shipping Federation of Canada


Website (previously known as “Infocast” Webinars) provides the cutting edge information and key intelligence that business leaders use to drive growth in the numerous industries that we serve. Our production team works closely with senior industry leaders to design and produce the most informative, knowledge based business events available anywhere. Whether you are attending, speaking, moderating or sponsoring, being part of one of our 90-minute online seminars will raise your industry standing, introduce you to vital business connections and position you and your firm as a leading industry voice.

Cargo Connections


Based in the UK, Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 by Rachel Humphrey, almost 15 years after starting her first company Universal Freight Organisation (est. 2000) and then Project Cargo Network (est. 2010).

Cargo Connections is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified general cargo network offering a Restricted Representation policy, which means membership will be offered to a limited number of forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services in each country.

Our goal is to provide independent freight forwarders access to a trusted, worldwide network of agents who can handle their shipments, whilst working professionally and safely under a strict Code of Conduct. Our membership is growing at a steady rate and currently comprises of 96 companies in 56 countries.



This service is designed for all involved in ship equipment and was created under the auspicious of the European Union. SHIP EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS – can create online catalogues of their products receive enquiries from their potential clients directly to their mailboxes. SHIP EQUIPMENT BUYERS – can search for products and send enquiries to the suppliers from all over the world.

The EQUIP4SHIP was created by Studio IT and introduce to the world in July 2010. The service is co-financing by the European Union – via the Innovative Economy Operational Programme, Priority 8.1



Linking together independent freight forwarders

Over 1200 freight forwarders from more than 140 countries use Freightbook as a low cost platform to promote their company services on a global scale. For instant inclusion in our database, simply register online for £50 per year.

Global Maritime Hub


Global Maritime Hub is the gateway to information on the Global Shipping industry. We are an online resource where you will find the providers of shipping information, consulting services, shipping jobs, market reports, market data and analysis – all conveniently gathered for you into one ‘hub’.

Industrial Hygiene News


Industrial Hygiene News features products and services that help keep employees safe and the organization OSHA compliant. IHN informs and educates occupational safety and health professionals dealing with workplace safety, emergency response, indoor air quality as well as ergonomics issues.

Maritime Connector


Maritime Connector brings the latest vacancies in the maritime industry. With over 84.000 registered seafarers and over 2.000 maritime companies and recruitment agencies we collaborate with, Maritime Connector is the ultimate place to find job at sea as well as seagoing personnel.

Maritime Connector web portal contains everything a maritime professional needs; maritime news, maritime events and maritime jobs all at one place. We help seafarers to find new job opportunities and boost their careers. At the other hand, we help maritime recruiters to find their crew fast and to stay in line with the latest trends in recruitment.

Maritime Energy ShipBuilding Russia


Maritime Reporter and Engineering News


Matrix Maritime Media


Established in 2012, Matrix Maritime Media is the world’s foremost source of quality information in regards to Bunkering and Ship supplying companies worldwide. Matrix Maritime Media’s website provides you with latest news and updated events of the entire shipping industry along with access to Maritime Directory section.

Our website provides you free access (no login or subscription required) to our maritime directory of 19 shipping services with over 50,000 companies listed worldwide. Our categories include Associations, Banking/Finance, Classification Societies, Freight Forwarders / Logistics, Marine Consultants and Surveyors, Marine Equipment Suppliers, Marine Insurance / Insurance P&I Clubs, Maritime Lawyers and Solicitors, Port Authorities, Repair & Maintenance, Ship Breakers, Ship Builders and Repairer, Ship Chandlers and Suppliers, Ship Management Services, Ship Registries, Shipping Agents, Stevedores, Towage and Salvage and Maritime Training Services.

Pollution Equipment News


Pollution Equipment News (PEN) is dedicated to informing environmental professionals of the latest offerings to facilitate pollution control for air, water, waste, and industrial processes. PEN features pollution abatement products and services, and testing and monitoring instruments for air, water, wastewater and hazardous waste.

Current issues provide updates on government regulations from the EPA and relevant association news and updates all in one place. PEN covers the latest technologies with the most product introductions in the industry, and breaking news.

Project Cargo Network


Project Cargo Network (PCN) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation established to provide a networking platform for the world’s top project cargo specialists, who want to increase their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. PCN is a Founder Member of Elite Association of Logistic Networks (ELITE), the industry’s only recognized grouping of quality independent freight forwarder networks.

Today, PCN has an international presence that extends to over 700 worldwide offices in 93 countries with 10,060 staff members handling over 91,000 shipments per month. With collective Annual Revenues of USD 2.725 Billion, PCN is now larger than many multi-national companies. To ensure that we recruit and promote the top specialists in our industry, PCN is only open to forwarders who have proven expertise and experience in handling full blown project cargo/heavy lift shipments. View examples.

Sailor Today


Sailor Today is a monthly international shipping magazine published from Mumbai, India. Sailor Today (since 1991) is committed to journalism of integrity and providing accurate information to the shipping community and to give the Seafarer a voice.

Sailor Today is dedicated to seafarers and directed towards Shipping, Ship Management, Ship building, Ship repairs, Ship Chandling, Ports, Chartering, Surveying, Maritime Equipment and Maritime Training Institute, Ship-owners and managers, Shipbuilders and repairers and Marine equipment manufacturers.

Sailor Today enjoys a readership of over 55,000 worldwide – with distribution in India, U.S.A, U.K, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Bangladesh and Srilanka.



The SHIP2YARD service is designed for the sending of enquiries concerning ship repairs and new buildings only. You may choose the shipyard (or shipyards) to which you want to automatically send any enquiries (up to 30 at one time). You have to mark the small check box (left side, near the name of the shipyards), click on the “Send enquiry” button (at the top or bottom of the results list) and create a new enquiry or re-use an enquiry created at an earlier date. When your enquiry is ready, you will be able to send it by clicking button marked “Send”.

UFO (Universal Freight Organisation)


Established in January 2000, our friendly but professional ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified organisation is one of the world’s only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks and is represented in over 100 countries.



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