Choice Ballast Solutions and Argo Navis sign collaboration agreement for “Choice Alliance”

Collaboration on a U.S. flagged vessel: 3D/Survey conducted by Argo Navis and integration engineering/Class managed by Choice.

Choice Ballast Solutions and Argo Navis have signed an agreement to expand engineering resources and capabilities for Choice Alliance, founded by Drew Marine and Choice Ballast Solutions. Along with Drew Marine and Choice, Argo Navis will contribute to Choice Alliance to expand resources, capabilities and reach, by providing ship owners with ­BWT compliance planning, integration engineering, project management, fabrication, installation, compliance assessment and service
Choice Ballast Solutions is an acknowledged authority in the application, installation and project management of all types of ballast water treatment systems for both new-build and retrofit vessels. John P. Dooley, President of Choice Ballast Solutions said, “As Choice Alliance, our cooperative efforts will go a long way to servicing our clients. We will work together toward a common goal of streamlining the engineering and installation process of BWTS while eliminating complications and minimizing costs for the shipowner. I look forward to our collaboration with Argo Navis, a well-respected marine engineering and consultation company.”

Andreas Zontanos and Andreas Kokkotos, co-founders of Argo Navis offer a diverse range of planning, design, and engineering services that combines the classic art of naval architecture with cutting edge computer technology. Andreas Zontanos commented, “We are very glad to join in collaboration with the esteemed, professional team at Choice. In joining together, as Choice Alliance, we recognize the value of cooperation and resource-sharing in order to provide the expertise and capacity, combined with flexibility, necessary for our clients. Our combined objective is to provide satisfied clients with services that are on time, fit for purpose and reasonably priced.”

About Choice Ballast Solutions

Choice Ballast Solutions LLC, in collaboration with Netsco (Northeast Technical Services Company), are experts in the application and installation of all types of ballast water treatment systems on all types of vessels. Since 2001, they have been working with owners to develop systems; testing facilities for validation of systems; enforcement agencies and Class to obtain certification; and shipyards for the retrofit of existing vessels.  Together they provide ballast water treatment integration services “from survey to signoff.”  For more information go to

About Argo Navis

Argo Navis Marine Consulting and Engineering Ltd. was established in Athens, Greece, in 2009 by a team of Engineers having served ship management companies as technical consultants and/or members of in-house technical departments. ARGO NAVIS is determined to approach the projects like an owner would do, with great understanding to the Owners’ strategic goals and objectives. ARGO NAVIS is already well-known in the Greek, Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East shipping markets, expanding through alliances and representations to all directions of the globe in order to exclusively offer engineering and technical consultation services. For more information go to