The Lloyd's List Podcast: The future of the ballast water market
Christopher Todd, executive director of Hyde Marine and Calgon Carbon UV, joins Lloyd’s List news reporter Anastassios Adamopoulos to discuss the state of the ballast water treatment system market, the effects of the pandemic on manufacturers and shipowners and what is in store for the sector
IN a year such as 2020 one can be forgiven for forgetting all those new important regulations that the shipping industry has had to add to its list of obligations in recent years.
Perhaps none had been debated and disputed as much as the International Maritime Organization’s Ballast Water Management Convention, taking well over a decade for regulators and business to agree on its application.
It’s been over a year since the IMO’s BWMC came into full force but the coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed how significant an addition this has been for the sector and has implications for its implementation.
In this podcast, Hyde Marine’s Christopher Todd shares what the impact of the pandemic has been both on compliance with the regulation and on manufacturers and service providers, like Hyde Marine.
Mr Todd also explains how he sees the state of the ballast water treatment system market with its many players today, how Hyde Marine has differentiated itself and how it is planning for the future, amid a challenging global environment.