Waste Management

Evac VacuConvert (Photo: Evac)

Evac VacuConvert Gravity Toilet Adapter

Vacuum toilets offer many advantages on luxury yachts and specialized cruise vessels including lower water consumption and a more efficient action. In the past, designers have tended to choose traditional gravity toilets because they are available in a wider range of colors and styles, but now Evac has developed a solution that gives them the best of both worlds.The Evac VacuConvert enables conventional wall-mounted gravity toilets to be easily and inexpensively turned into vacuum toilets.

“He is one of the most remarkable and best known personalities of the cruise industry with an unmatched footprint set. An honorable merchant departs”    Michael Thamm (right) CEO Costa Crociere, said at Jochen Deerberg’s  (left) Farewell Dinner, December 12, 2015, at Oldenburg Castle. (Photos: Elke Röbken)

A Career Built on Cleaner Seas: Jochen Deerberg Retires

While the term ‘pioneer’ is oftentimes loosely bandied about, there is no more accurate term to describe Jochen Deerberg, an environmental pioneer of the maritime industry, founder of Oldenburg, Germany-based Deerberg-Systems, who was recently feted by cruise industry luminaries at his farewell dinner late last year. “To start in 1979 one could see that environmental-waste management problems on shore and especially in the maritime industry would be of great importance in the future,” said Deerberg. “Of course, I was 10 years too early with my idea.

Videotel Assists Shipowners

Ship operators concerned about complying with the newly enforced garbage management rules can now turn to Videotel for support. Important new updates to MARPOL Annex V entered into force on January 1, 2013 and have revolutionised the way the industry must look at the issue of waste disposal. In response to this, Videotel has extensively updated its Garbage Management training program to accommodate the radical shift of emphasis the new legislation entails. “Garbage isn’t high on the agenda for many senior executives in most businesses,” says Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel Marine International.

Whale Water Systems Announces Acquistion of Seaward Products

Vermont based Whale Water Systems has completed an agreement to take over production, distribution and servicing of the complete Seaward Products line including the Princess brand. The deal was completed just before the opening of IBEX marine trade show in Louisville and the new brand – Seaward by Whale – will officially launch at the show. Whale already provides a wide range of fresh water, bilge and gray waste management systems and now have more to offer with the addition of the Seaward range of water heaters, ovens, cooktops BBQs, electrical panels, tanks and accessories.