Within the next 40 months, ballast water treatment systems BWTS must be installed on over thirty-five thousand ships. In anticipation of a crucial rule, ship repair yards are bracing for a “tsunami” of late business.
The upgrading and installation of ballast water management systems on about 35,000 vessels must be completed during the next 40 months at an average of 875 installations each month.
Prices, delivery times, and quality of work will all be impacted.
Jensen urged prudent owners to enter into fleet-wide agreements with recognised brands as soon as feasible.