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The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments 2004  (The Ballast Water Convention), entered into force on 8 September 2017 with the purpose of stopping the transfer of invasive species.  Further information on the Convention can be found on the IMO website by clicking here

INTERCARGO welcomed the entry into force of this Convention and have the aspiration that the Convention achieves its purpose in the most effective and practical manner as possible.





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