Vivek Seth has been senior vice president of marine services at ADNOC Logistics and Services (L-S) since 2019, where he is developing unique and integrated solutions for his key clients. Vivek has more than 30 years of experience in shipping, naval logistics in high- and medium-speed oil and gas. Prior to joining ADNOC, vivek was for nearly 5 years CEO of Halul Offshore Services Company (part of Milaha, Qatar), responsible for a fleet of more than 50 different offshore vessels, transforming the organization, diversifying its asset portfolio and transforming itself into new markets. From 2009 to 2014, Vivek was Managing Director, SMIT Lamnalco, M.E and India Subcontinent, and was responsible for its activities in 11 countries employing more than 800 people for 5 years. It has succeeded in overthrowing a loss-making region and has doubled its turnover. From 2006 to 2009, he was Purchasing Manager at Svitzer (A.P. Moller Maersk) for the Middle East and India. After his MBA, Vivek worked for 5 years worldwide at Tidewater., Inc. (USA) in various business and management functions. After sailing for 8 years and becoming chief engineer, he landed as a technical superintendent at a shipbuilding company in Hong Kong for more than two years and left to obtain an MBA from the UK/ In 2015 and 2018, he was awarded by the Offshore Support Journal as 50 most influential executives of the Global Marine Offshore Industry. The Ballastwater Management Convention (BWM) is a 2004 international maritime agreement that requires signatory states to ensure that the vessels they have marked comply with the standards and procedures for managing and controlling ballast water and ship sediments.
 The convention aims to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another and to stop the damage caused to the marine environment by the release of ballast water by minimizing the absorption and subsequent release of sediments and organisms.  From 2024, all vessels must have a ballast water management system approved in accordance with D2 (see below). Existing vessels must install an approved system that can cost up to $5 million per vessel.  In support of implementation, IMO has issued 14 guidelines for the convention, including G2 guidelines for ballast water samples, G4 guidelines for ballast water management and G6 guidelines for ballast water replacement.  Starting in September 2020, 79 countries will participate in the World Cup convention.  Two months before the International Ballast Water Management Convention came into force on September 8, 2017, MEPC 71 reached a much-anticipated compromise agreement on the implementation dates of the D-2 discharge standard. Alfa Laval – the world leader in heat supply, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has signed two fleet contracts for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3, in addition to eight fleet contracts already signed in 2018. The last two fleet contracts include the supply of 80 vessel upgrade systems. Individual orders will be booked between 2019 and 2024 in the Marine Division`s Marine Separation- Heat Transfer Equipment Unit, with the vast majority delivered before 2022.