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Ballast water uncertainty

Large flag states are holding back from ratifying the BWM Convention until compliance issues are resolved

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The impact on China from the global economy and lower commodity prices is deepening, but the country's economic fundamentals are good and Beijing will make sure the economy runs within a reasonable range, the cabinet said on Thursday.

ONE of the biggest costs facing the global shipping industry is the installation of equipment to kill marine organisms present in the water used as ballast.

Back in 2004 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) passed the International Convention for The Control and Management of