Trojan Marinex has been named the winner of the 2016 Outstanding Private Sector Achievement award from the Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC). This award goes to a private sector company that has introduced a product or service that has the potential to make a significant contribution to reducing the environmental and economic risks posed by invasive species. The award – recognizing Trojan’s environmental stewardship and proven ballast water treatment technology – was presented on June 15, 2016 at the annual RRISC Congressional Reception in Washington, DC.
“Being recognized by RRISC is a tremendous honor,” says Mark Kustermans, Market Manager at Trojan Marinex. “Trojan is committed to the innovation of solutions that unequivocally protect the environment, and this award further validates this commitment. We thank RRISC for the award, and also want to take this opportunity to applaud them on the great educational work they are performing on the risks posed by invasive species.”
Over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea, and each year it’s estimated that transfers of over 10 billion tonnes of ballast water take place around the world. Ballast water taken on in one ecological zone and discharged, untreated, into another can result in the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species. Vessel owners rely on Trojan Marinex™ BWT systems to effectively treat ballast water by removing and rendering organisms harmless.
“The spread of aquatic invasive species is a very real, very serious threat to our environment,” explains Scott Cameron, RRISC’s President. “The Trojan Marinex ballast water treatment system plays an important role in solving this problem and restoring balance to the marine environment. We thank them for all they are doing to protect our waterways.”
Held in London, UK on May 24 and 25, the 2016 IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference had the theme of “Impending Ratification: Challenges, Concerns and Solutions”.
With ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention expected in the next 12 months, the conference set out to address the key issues and more, through case study presentations, interactive panel discussions and workshops.
Andrew Daley, Trojan Marinex Product Specialist, was part of the speaker lineup. His presentation, titled Driving Innovation in Ballast Water Treatment, touched on many topics, including our core values and the importance of meaningful, customer-centric product innovation.
Posidonia is now recognized as the largest marine trade show in Greece. The 2014 installment was the largest in terms of exhibition space and most successful event in the exhibitions’ 40-year history. It boasted 1,843 exhibiting companies from 93 countries and was attended by 19, 421 visitors from 96 countries.
The week-long event (June 6 – 10) not only serves as a bridge linking the international shipping industry with the Greek shipowners, who operate the largest fleet globally of almost 5,000 vessels, but also serves as the platform that brings international shipowners in touch with the latest developments in the shipping industry.
At Posidonia 2016, we will be exhibiting alongside PAN MARINE (an agent of our channel partner GEA) in stand 4.134. Hopefully you can stop by for visit. We are looking forward to showing you Trojan Marinex BWT 150 unit and explaining how inline lamp drivers reduce footprint, cabinets and cables.
We are also sponsoring the Ballast Water Management Summit taking place Thursday, June 9. This 1-day summit will feature expert speakers, interactive panels, and lively discussion. We look forward to seeing you there, too!