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Ballast Water Management Convention


International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships´ Ballast Water and Sediments

On 8th September 2016 Finland acceded the Ballast Water Convention as 52nd State and thereby increased the tonnage to 35.14 %. Consequently, the convention entered into force on 8th September 2017.

Background and content of the BWM Convention

Implementation of the BWM Convention in Germany and FAQs

Regional cooperation to implement the BWM Convention

Issuance of type approval certificates for ballast water management systems

Research projects related to ballast water (under construction)



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