SPRING LECTURE - BWMSs - Owners' Perspective

Hong Kong Branch - SPRING LECTURE - BWMSs - Owners' Perspective

  • Date Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Venue Indian Recreation Club


Hong Kong Branch - SPRING LECTURE - BWMSs - Owners' Perspective

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hong Kong Branch, in association with Saga Shipholding (Norway) AS cordially invite you for ICS SPRING LECTURE ON SHIPPING on 13th April from 1830 hours onwards, at the Indian Recreation Club.

Topic - Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMSs) - Owners' Perspective

Saga Shipholding has completed the installation of Ballast Systems (BS) throughout its entire fleet of 34 advanced open hatch cargo vessels. In doing so, Saga has become the world's first shipowner to fit ballast water treatment (BWT) systems that are USCG compliant throughout a fleet of this magnitude.

Speaker - Mr. Nils Otto Bjorhovde, Technical manager at Saga Shipholding (Norway) AS, a subsidiary of NYK Tokyo. The company owns and manages 34 open hatch, box shaped vessels for pulp, general and bulk cargoes.

Mr. Nils Otto will share his experience and thoughts on following topical subjects - How BWMS has evolved over the last 10 years; Why owners are not installing the system; Loopholes / Extension in compliance; What is in store for ship owning companies in future with respect to BWMS; Broad strategies that a shipping firm should employ to survive & succeed especially with regard to present & future global regulations and their compliance.

The Master of Ceremonies (M.C or emcee) is Ms. Yu Shen an aspiring student who plans to ICS PQE after her Masters. She is presently a Master student of International shipping and transport logistics at Hong Kong Polytechnic University; previously graduated from Shanghai Maritime University in International shipping Management in 2017. She is interested in shipping industry and dedicated to become a shipping woman.

Date :              Friday, 13th April 2018.

Venue :            Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Road, Sookunpoo Valley, Hong Kong


630pm : Reception. Bar opens.

645pm : Welcome speech by Chairman + Presentation of Membership certificates

700pm : Lecture by Mr. Nils Otto. Followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

800pm onwards : Networking.


Charge : Lecture / Snacks / Soft Drinks - Free of Charge. Alcoholic Drinks - Cash Coupons



This event is generously sponsored by Fleet Management Limited.




Indian Recreation Club
63 Caroline Hill Road
Sookunpoo Valley, Hong Kong


Contact for Event

Rakesh Sethi, MICS

Honorary Secretary

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Hong Kong branch

E-Mail: hon-secretary@ics.org.hk