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s I put these thoughts together it has been one week since the U.S. Coast Guard had issued the very first type approval for a ballast treatment system. That industry milestone caps a 2016 that has many operators and vendors exactly where we had hoped to be one year ago. Looking ahead I can say with confidence that 2017 will be a busy year for all those involved in the ballast business. Marine Systems Inc. was established in 1966 and today operates 12 service centers in key maritime markets across the U.S. At the core of our business DNA and philosophy Marine Systems is a machinery service company. Forward positioned parts and highly qualified service technicians give MSI the capability
to support the customer base and represent our manufacturing vendor partners at the absolute highest possible standard. The recently announced acquisition of the Western U.S. EMD distributorship from Valley Power Systems expands even further our service and customer network. Now in our fifth year with the Alfa Laval brand and the PureBallast equipment line, we are able to easily demonstrate how vital service and after sale support is in the market. Alfa Lavalâ€™s strength as a marine equipment manufacturer supported by MSI and our service first culture is an example of what customers are demanding in this equipment space. Now that we are entering the transition phase from approved
â€” Kevin Oakley Product Support Manager, TFS Group
Alfa Laval offers cuttingedge PureBallast ballast water treatment systems, including a compact skidbased system
36 Marine Log // December 2016