BS Group: Ballast Water Management │ Virtual Conference

Ballasting operation is crucial for safe and efficient shipping operations. At any given time,  35000 ships are en route on the water of the Earth and more than 3000 species are being transported in their ballast tanks. The IMO BWM Convention regulations came into force on 8 September 2017 which directed industry players to the implementation of the BWMT evolved into the trend in the shipping industry, outstanding enhancements were achieved. But there is still a way towards 2024 with new standards and challenges are inevitable.

Mr. Gregory Papadakis, Μanaging Director of PSB & CO. S.A., was one of the speakers at the webinar. The topic of his presentation was the “Comparison of various BWMS and highlighting their advantages & disadvantages”.

Please watch his full presentation and the conference at the below video.

Headway BWMS USCG TAC update-2 hrs hold time

Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. had her USCG approval updated on May 05, 2020, in which the holding time of 2 hours was approved by USCG. This update recognizes ‘Headway OceanGuard BWMS’ as the only one who can discharge water 2 hours after single disinfection, with the shortest holding time.

Headway is one of the pioneers to research, develop, manufacture and sell BWMS. She strictly complied with rules and regulations of USCG and IMO revised G8, during the whole process of land base and ship board tests for USCG TAC application. With this updated USCG TAC and the previously obtained new G8 approvals from major classification societies and flags like ABS,BV,CCS,DNV GL,LR, Headway BWMS shows the ability to be operated in every port of the world, without concern of compliance.

The updated USCG approval matches the BWMS which was initially USCG approved in 2018, and this makes the 2 hours holding time valid immediately. There is no any amendment required in this regard, so it can save time and expense for shipowners and operators. Operator of the vessel can just ignore the impact from Headway BWMS, thanks to her single treatment, salinity as lower as 0.85 PSU and holding time of 2 hours.

Headway believes even a good product also need to constantly enhance the research and improve technology, in order to meet demands from the changing market, and expectation from authorities and clients. As a professional and intelligent supplier of advanced marine equipment, Headway has been always upholding the spirit of enterprise as “service, innovation and win-win”. The recognized 2 hours holding time, will significantly help Headway to provide better products, more satisfied service and comprehensive solutions to clients.

OceanGuard® BWMS Finished 2-Hour Holding Time Test for USCG

Recently, Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. finished the additional tests for 2-hour holding time for USCG type approval under the supervision of DNV GL. All tests were done in 100%-130% rated capacity of OceanGuard® BWMS. With the completion of those tests, OceanGuard® BWMS now offers the shortest holding time in the market.

According to Headway’s BWMS approval project team, all pipelines are required to be cleaned between ballast and de-ballast operation, and 2 hours reached to the ceiling of the shortest interval. Furthermore, Headway mentioned that some ship operator has been asking if the “Not Applicable ” holding time means “no limitation”, it is recommended to confirm with USCG to avoid unnecessary trouble during PSC inspection.

 Since there was no change of BWMS during additional tests, all delivered OceanGuard® BWMS will be able to achieve 2-hour holding time in fresh, brackish and marine water without any modification to the system.

Papadakis Group of Companies introduces POT DeSOₓ System

First Presentation of Shandong Pure Ocean Technology (POT) during Posidonia Exhibition 2018 that took place in Greece on June 2018.
Mr. Gregory Papadakis, Managing Director of PSB & CO. S.A., Mr. Wang Xiaojung, owner of POT, Mr. David Wang, Boardchairman of POT and Mr. D.B. Wang, Deputy General Manager of POT are interviewed by Mr. Kantzios Markos of
For more information regarding the interview visit following link

Shipping & Finance Newspaper Interview

While the shipping world is in anguish regarding the DeSOx scrubber systems and their impact on the whole shipping industry, Mr. Gregory Papadakis, always ahead of the events, shares his expertise and valued opinion for this new thorn on mandatory vessel eco-friendly installation systems, germinated next to the one of BWMS.

Shipping And Finance Maritime Newspaper, in September’s 2018 issue, held a very interesting interview of Mr. Gregoy Papadakis, that solved many previously unanswered topics and enlightened the darkest details of the oil sulfur cap regulations, charter’s intentions, scrubber U-type and I-type solutions, Fuel Refineries’ true capabilities on demand and most important financial viability and attenuation time to install a marine scrubber system.