What’s inside: Introducing harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments through ships’ ballast water is a significant threat to the world’s oceans, posing severe environmental, economic and public... Read More
What’s inside: Ballast water management policies are implemented to prevent the release of invasive and non-native species or pathogens to marine ecosystems from the discharge of untreated ballast water... Read More
What’s inside: Ballast tanks within ships are filled with water to provide stability during transportation of cargo. The ballast water that is discharged at the ship’s destination may carry... Read More
The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) entered into force globally on September 8, 2017. In a recent document, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) responded to frequently asked questions about... Read More
French water microbiology expert aqua-tools (formerly a LuminUltra distributer) has won a tender to supply Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) with its B-QUA ballast water test kits. A... Read More
The Government of Canada is testing aqua-tools’ (former distributer of LuminUltra) B-QUA ballast water sampling and monitoring kit for possible use in the Canadian ballast water surveillance program. The... Read More
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