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Belgium Ports Implement Portable Ballast Water Tests

The Federal Public Service (FPS) Mobility and Transport, the arm of the Belgium government responsible for shipping, has selected Chelsea Technologies to provide portable benchmark testing for compliance with ballast water standards. This follows the Belgium government’s decision to begin testing vessels calling at its ports and terminals to ensure they can demonstrate compliance with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management

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Ballast Management Legislation Signed into Law

Legislation that sets standards for incidental water discharges from vessels has been signed into public law.  The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, S. 140, which includes the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), passed the Senate and moved to the president to be signed in late 2018. The provision places the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the

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