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NAMEPA Announces the Winners of its Marine Environment Protection Awards

September 23, 2022: The prestigious NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) Marine Environment Protection Awards for 2022 were announced today. Winners include ABS for the Industry Award, Port of Long Beach, Kai Martin from Pasha Group being honored as an Individual, Blue Sky Maritime Coalition for Association, Seamen’s Church Institute, Department of Energy’s Wind Power Technologies Office, Principle Power for Innovation, Dr. Michael Alfultis of SUNY...

Stars are aligning for SHIPPINGInsight 2022! Shell’s Maarten Poort and GENCO’s Johnathan Wobensmith join Lineup

September 13, 2022: SHIPPINGInsight 2022: Decade of Demand Conference and Exhibition being held October 11-13th at the Stamford Hilton in Connecticut has just announced Shell’s Head of Shipping for the Americas, Maarten Poort, and GENCO’s CEO, John Wobensmith, are to complement key industry leaders such as Diana Shipping’s Semiramis Paliou, ABS’ Chris Wiernicki, International Seaway’s Lois Zabrocky, DNV’s Knut Orbeck-Nielssen, Euronav’s Hugo DeStoop, Sitar Shipping’s Sanjam...

US Coast Guard comes out in force for NAMEPA Register today for NAMEPA’s 15th Anniversary Annual Conference and Marine Environment Protection Awards Dinner: Gazing into the Crystal Ball- The Next 15 Years in Maritime

September 13, 2022: Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director, announced that both VADM Peter Gautier (Deputy Commandant for Operations) and RDML Wayne Arguin (Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy) will be adding their guidance to the discussions with VADM assisting in the presentation of the Awards at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (NAMEPA) 15th Anniversary Annual Marine Environment Protection Conference and Awards Event. Registration...

Partners and Participants Lining up for SHIPPINGInsight 2022! Decade of Demand features Industry “Shapers and Movers”

September 3, 2022: SHIPPINGInsight 2022: Decade of Demand Conference and Exhibition being held October 11-13th at the Stamford Hilton in Connecticut features the maritime industry’s “Shapers and Movers” for navigating the future of shipping in its evolution to meet the many demands being placed on it.  Key industry leaders such as Diana Shipping’s Semiramis Paliou, ABS’ Chris Wiernicki, International Seaway’s Lois Zabrocky, DNV’s Knut...

The International Propeller Club Celebrates its 96th Annual Convention in Athens Largest Chapter, Port of Piraeus, to Host

September 1, 2022-- The International Propeller Club – one of the world’s oldest international maritime organizations – will have its 96th annual Convention and Port President’s meeting in Athens, Greece at the Grand Hyatt Athens Hotel from September 20-22.  The Propeller Club of Piraeus, Greece was founded in 1935 and is the oldest active Club outside the United States, and, in terms of membership, it is the largest Club in the world with over 700 members....

ShipSafe® Maritime Technologies Inc. joins forces with DANAOS Management Consultants S.A. to build the next generation maritime software solutions using AR and AI.

Vancouver, B.C, August 15th, 2022 — ShipSafe Maritime Technologies Inc. a startup based in Vancouver, Canada, signed an agreement with DANAOS, a pioneer in ship management systems with over 28 years of experience and serving over 9000 vessels. The partnership will focus on developing the next generation AI/AR based remote inspection platform for the shipping industry. ShipSafe with its niche expertise in remote inspections has successfully served numerous ocean bound fleets. Both...

Applications Now Being Accepted for SHIPPINGInsight’s SHARK TANK

August 15, 2022: Contestants for SHIPPINGInsight’s 2022 SHARK TANK are now being accepted for start-ups and new technologies and services to compete for the prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award as a part of  SHIPPINGInsight 2022: Decade of Demand Conference and Exhibition being held October 11-13th at the Stamford Hilton in Connecticut. Contestants (“Chum”) in the SHARK TANK will face a battery of shipowners and investors who will examine their thesis,...

Class Takes Pole Positions at SHIPPINGInsight 2022 Respond to Demands being Placed on Industry

August 9, 2022- MARITIME COMMONS- The world's major classification societies will be playing a prominent role in SHIPPINGInsight 2022- the Decade of Demand being held October 11-13th at the Stamford Hilton in Stamford, CT.  Top leadership from ABS, DNV and LR will all be on hand to share their insights on industry’s challenges—and solutions—as Platinum Partners, with other class societies expected to join shortly. Chris Wiernicki, CEO of ABS, will be kicking off...

Report Details CO2 Emissions in North American Waterborne Transportation

HOUSTON- July 29, 2022 - The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (BSMC) has released a new report today which provides a current benchmark for CO2 emissions from the major vessel sectors that make up maritime transportation in North America. “Having a complete view of the North American maritime industry’s carbon footprint helps us better understand the sum of the challenge ahead of us and the solutions needed to address those challenges. This report drills down to the sector level,...

Nominations for NAMEPA’s Marine Environment Protection Awards Open

July 7, 2022: Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announces that NAMEPA is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Marine Environment Protection (MEP) Awards. NAMEPA annually recognizes companies, educators, associations, government agencies, academic institutions and individuals whose efforts support our mission to “Save Our Seas”. For the past 15 years, NAMEPA has been engaging maritime...

Registration open for NAMEPA’s 15th Anniversary Annual Conference and Marine Environment Protection Awards Dinner

Registration open for NAMEPA’s 15th Anniversary Annual Conference and Marine Environment Protection Awards Dinner: Gazing into the Crystal Ball- The Next 15 Years in Maritime Join NAMEPA on October 27th, 2022! July 6, 2022: Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director, announced that registration is open for the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (NAMEPA) 15th Annual Marine Environment Protection Conference and Awards Events Program being...

WISTA INTERNATIONAL CHOOSES GENEVA FOR ITS AGM AND CONFERENCE 2022

The WISTA International AGM and Conference will take place in the beautiful city of Geneva, Switzerland from 26-28 October 2022, at the iconic Hotel President Wilson, on the shore of Lake Geneva. The event will consist of a major conference under the title Collaboration for Sustainability – Cross-Industry Solutions for the Future. There will also be a selection of other exciting events, including a reception and gala dinner, and cultural and sightseeing tours around...

Tototheo Maritime expands presence in North Europe

The well-known maritime technology provider, Tototheo Maritime, has recently inaugurated its new office in Bremen, Germany. Headquartered in Cyprus, Tototheo Maritime has been offering state of the art technology solutions and services to the maritime industry for over fourty years, through its owned offices in Limassol and Piraeus, as well as through their partner offices in other regions. How have they kept ahead of the curve in such a demanding sector? “We strongly believe in...

ShipNext Wins SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award for AI Digital Shipping Marketplace and Transportation Platform

Award Presented at the Posidonia SHIPPINGInsight SHARK TANK event Athens, Greece – June 9, 2022 – The prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award was brought to Posidonia in Athens, Greece for the first time last week and was presented on Thursday, June 9 to SHIPNEXT for their innovative AI digital shipping marketplace and transportation platform transforming a $2 trillion market, at the conclusion of SHIPPINGInsight's first international SHARK TANK. The award, previously...

EVERY ACTION COUNTS: NAMEPA Celebrates World Ocean Day with Members Ecochlor and Fairfield Chemical Carriers

  June 8th, 2022: The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) teamed up with corporate members, Ecochlor and Fairfield Chemical Carriers, to co-host a local community cleanup in honor of World Ocean Day in Norwalk, Connecticut.  The City of Norwalk graciously provided cleanup materials for the maritime stewards who volunteered their time to Save Our Seas. “Being a part of the NAMEPA efforts to support World Ocean Day was a tremendous...

Sir Bu Nair Island, a Safe Haven for Rare Creatures

A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, THE ISLAND IS TESTAMENT TO SHARJAH’S CELEBRATION OF ITS NATURAL ENVIRONMENT SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, 6 June 2022:  Around midnight on June 1, a hawksbill turtle landed on the Sir Bu Nair Island. It’s one of the many that began arriving three months ago to nest on the island, bringing the number of nests to more than 300 spread across 27 beaches. The hawksbill turtle lays between 90 to 110 eggs and quietly returns to the sea, leaving...

TRADING IN U.S. WATERS | Towards a Decarbonized Maritime Sector by 2050” Seminar Being Hosted at POSIDONIA 2022 in American-Hellenic Collaboration

May 26, 2022 The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), in full cooperation with the Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Athens and the Int’l Propeller Club of the United States, Int’l Port of Piraeus and the Maritime Hellas Shipping Cluster-Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, are organizing, under the auspices of the Embassy of the United States in Athens, Greece, a seminar entitled: “Trading in U.S....

Webinar: Joining the Global Biofouling Innovation Challenge

The World Ocean Council (WOC) and The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) have launched the Biofouling Innovation Challenge, seeking innovative solutions for the prevention, management and monitoring of marine biofouling. 18 May 2022 The World Ocean Council (WOC) and The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) are collaborating on a global competition to address biofouling, and will host two informational webinars this Thursday, May 19. The Biofouling Innovation Challenge seeks solutions to...

Driving diversity in maritime through data

May 18, 2022, London.  IMO-WISTA Women in Maritime survey highlights current gender diversity across the sector and sets a benchmark for progress   Gender diversity in maritime is extremely fragmented by sector, according to data from the newly-published 2021 IMO-WISTA (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association) Women in Maritime Survey Report.  The report, launched on the first IMO International Day for Women in Maritime, contains...

IMO Prioritizes STCW training provisions addressing bullying and harassment in the maritime sector

Model Course development and IMO/ILO tripartite working group formed to progress solutions At a recent meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), the interests of the people - the seafarers - were recognized with the highest of priority to create a safer work culture on board ships for all mariners in support of human element aspects of diversity, equality, equity and inclusion. In late April, the 105th session of the Maritime Safety...

Barcelona to host WOC headquarters, 2022 Sustainable Ocean Summit and the first Blue Finance Summit

World Ocean Council agreement with Barcelona City and Port strengthens development of global Blue Economy hub; Barcelona to Host SOS 2022 and Inaugural Global Blue Finance Summit (BlueFIN) in October. 4 May 2022 The World Ocean Council (WOC), City of Barcelona and Port of Barcelona are partnering to develop the leading global hub for the Blue Economy — which will now include the headquarters for WOC, the global Blue Economy Business and Investment Organization. WOC’s events...

NAMEPA’s Safety at Sea Event Addresses Maritime Risks in Turbulent Times USCG’s AMVER and Benkert Awards to Industry Key Additional Element

WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2022- NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) announced additional sponsors supporting the upcoming annual Safety at Sea Seminar, which will be held as an in-person event at The National Press Club in Washington DC, on Thursday, May 19th beginning at 1:30EDT.  This annual event will be augmented by the presentation of the United States Coast Guard’s AMVER and Benkert Awards to shipowners. NAMEPA thanks newly supporting sponsors...

Blue Sky Maritime Coalition Releases Position Paper on Decarbonization “Pathways to Net-Zero 2050” Summarizes Work Product Since Inception

HOUSTON- April 14, 2022 - Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (BSMC) President and CEO, David Cummins, announced the publication today of the Coalition’s inaugural position paper, “Fuels and Propulsion Systems,” the first in the series “Pathways to Net-Zero 2050 in the North American Marine Shipping Industry.”  The white paper was written by Blue Sky Founding Member Vanderbilt University Climate Change Initiative based on the work performed by the Coalition since its...

NAMEPA receives grant from Cargill to implement program for educating students to become Marine Environment Protectors

April 12, 2022 - The North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) has received funding from Cargill to implement an afterschool enrichment program for youth in grades 6-8 in underserved communities in the greater Miami area with a goal to educate and activate students to be “Marine Environment Protectors”. The project will help “Save Our Seas” by encouraging this generation to become responsible stewards of the marine environment through hands-on...

REMINDER: Join the Virtual Roundtable for WOC\'s Global Biofouling Competition

Make sure you have a seat at the virtual roundtable on 6 April, 13:30-15:00 CEST to discuss the global biofouling challenge competition. Launched by World Ocean Council (WOC) in partnership with The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL), the GloFouling Partnership Challenge Competition supports innovative solutions to biofouling in non-shipping industries. This virtual session will explore the issue, along with details about the competition. Register as a...

ShipIn Systems Secures Funding for Innovative Visual Fleet Management Platform from Munich Re Ventures

BOSTON – ShipIn Systems, the world’s first Visual Fleet Management Platform, today announced an investment by Munich Re Ventures, the venture capital arm of Munich Re Group, one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance, and insurance-related risk solutions.  “By partnering with Munich Re Ventures, we are helping to build a safer and more productive future for the maritime industry,” said Osher Perry, Co-Founder and CEO of ShipIn...

Russians attack and sink Dominica-flagged vessel in Mariupol

The Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration reports that motor vessel AZBURG IMO number 9102899 Call Sign J7BG6 MMSI number 325116200 was indiscriminately attacked, sank and completely destroyed while at berth in Mariupol, Ukraine. The vessel was struck by two missile shells while at berth in the port of Mariupol, Ukraine on 3rd of April 2022 at 11:36 UTC. On 4th April 2022, around 22:40 LT the vessel was heavily fired upon by Russian armed forces after intentionally shelling the...

WOC & TOOL Launch Biofouling Solutions Competition

As the lead ocean industry partner of the GloFouling Partnerships Project, the World Ocean Council is partnering with The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) to launch a global competition for innovative solutions to biofouling ⁠— with a focus on non-shipping industries (e.g., aquaculture, fisheries, offshore energy, coastal construction, dredging). Join us for two events in the lead-up to the competition: Virtual Roundtable: The GloFouling Partnership Challenge...

NAMEPA Upgrades CSR/ESG Maritime Sustainability Passport Program The ACTion Group Receives First Certification in Enhanced Program

March 30, 2022--   The ACTion Group is the first company to certify under NAMEPA’s (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) upgraded CSR/ESG Maritime Sustainability Passport (MSP) Program, announced Carleen Lyden Walker, NAMEPA’s Co-Founder and Executive Directory.  The regulatory compliance consulting firm, which helps organizations achieve operational excellence, received its MSP by achieving a 60% score or better in NAMEPA’s enhanced...

NAMEPA’s Safety at Sea Event Addresses Maritime Risks in Turbulent Times USCG’s AMVER and Benkert Awards to Industry A Key Additional Element

WASHINGTON, DC, March 21 - NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) announced that it will be holding its annual Safety at Sea Seminar as an in-person event at The National Press Club in Washington DC, on Thursday, May 19th beginning at 1:30EDT.  This annual event will be augmented by the presentation of the United States Coast Guard’s AMVER and Benkert Awards presentation to shipowners. Not since the end of World War II has the role of shipping in...

TOTOTHEO MARITIME IS APPOINTED OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTOR FOR DANELEC IN GREECE

The leading maritime technology integrator and provider, Tototheo Maritime has been appointed as official distributor and service partner for Danelec in Greece. Having successfully represented the Danelec brand for several years through its headquarters in Cyprus, Tototheo will now continue to do so also through its well established office in Piraeus. Danelec is well known in the industry for designing, developing and manufacturing products which are solid, safe and simple, but also for...

COPE° forms Working Group on Psychological Safety and Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Maritime Sector

Fairhaven, MA- The Center for Ocean Policy and Economics (COPE°) has announced the formation of an informal Working Group to develop projects designed to provide solutions to build on an international framework which supports a psychologically safe workplace culture for mariners.  It is universally recognized this will have a positive effect on operational safety and security on board ships. Psychological safety is essential to the successful integration of vulnerable and marginalized...

IMO and WISTA International launch the Maritime SheEO Leadership Accelerator Programme 2022

March 8, 2022, London. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), in collaboration with the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) and Maritime SheEO, are delighted to announce the launch of the Maritime SheEO Leadership Accelerator Programme 2022. The programme was launched on Tuesday March 8, 2022 during a live webinar focussing on “The Next Generation Of Women Leaders In Engine Rooms, Bridges and Board Rooms”. The...

Industry Challenges and Opportunities for Decarbonization and Digitalization Explored at NAMEPA Marine Operations Program

HOUSTON, February 28- NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) welcomed representatives from industry, the USCG and students to its annual Marine Operations Seminar in Houstin last week.  The Houston Pilots Association hosed the event at their corporate headquarters in Deer Park and provided tours of their facility. The program revolves around decarbonization and digitalization with the discussion focusing on how to navigate the road ahead. Setting the stage for...

Hot Topics: Navigating Towards Decarbonization and Digitalization NAMEPA hosts Marine Operations Hybrid Program in Houston

HOUSTON, February 21- NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) will be welcoming representatives from industry, the USCG and students to its annual Marine Operations Seminar in Houstin.  The Houston Pilots Association will host the event at their corporate headquarters in Deer Park on Thursday, February 24th beginning at 1:00CST. The program revolves around decarbonization and digitalization with the discussion focusing on how to navigate the road ahead. Setting...

SHIPPINGInsight 2022--Decade of Demand Conference and Exhibition Answering the call of society, industry and regulators

Stamford, CT—February 16  Intensifying demands from every avenue continue to challenge the shipping industry in this “Decade of Demand”. This highly relevant theme for SHIPPINGInsight 2022 was announced by Carleen Lyden Walker, SHIPPINGInsight’s Chief Evolution Officer. This year’s conference and exhibition will explore the numerous ways that the maritime industry continues to be impacted by the challenges of the past two years, as well as the unique headwinds...

United States Reappoints Carleen Lyden Walker as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador

Mission to attract the best and brightest to shipping The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has just notified Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) that the United States Government has reappointed her as an IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador.  Ms. Walker has been serving in this capacity at the recommendation of the US Coast Guard since 2016.  The purpose of the IMO Goodwill Ambassadors is to...

US National Security at Risk with Today’s Maritime Configuration New USVI Open Registry Provides Security Assets and Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC—The launch of a new United States open registry in the Virgin Islands will give the United States additional resources for protecting our nation, learned attendees to the launch on February 1st of A Revitalization Plan for US Maritime Trade, Commerce and Strategic Competition.  Included in the plan were the new registry, a transshipment hub planned for the Virgin Islands, a Maritime Venture Capital Fund, green shipping strategy, modernization of the maritime workforce...

Plan for Restoring US Maritime Competitive Presence Launched in Washington National security, rules-based platform, secure jobs for all mariners included

WASHINGTON, DC-- A landmark Revitalization Plan for US Maritime Trade, Commerce and Strategic Competition to support and assist in ensuring maritime sovereignty and security, and revitalizing maritime commerce, was launched last week in Washington, DC.  Leading with remarks by Ambassador John D. Negroponte, the first U.S. Director of National Intelligence and former Deputy Secretary of State followed by the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Honorable Albert Bryan, Jr. and President...

NAMEPA Returns to In-Person Events with Marine Operations Hybrid Program in Houston Navigating Towards Decarbonization and Digitalization the Focus

HOUSTON, February 2- NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) announced that it will be holding its annual Marine Operations Seminar as a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual participation available.  The Houston Pilots Association will host the event at their corporate headquarters in Deer Park on Thursday, February 24th beginning at 1:00CST. The program revolves around decarbonization and digitalization with the discussion focusing on how to navigate...

First United States Open Registry to be Launched in Washington, DC Most relevant maritime initiative in past 75 years

WASHINGTON, DC-- A landmark Revitalization Plan for US Maritime Trade, Commerce and Strategic Competition to support and assist in resolving America’s supply chain crisis, ensure maritime sovereignty and security, and revitalize maritime commerce will be launched at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on February 1, 2022, at 1:30PM with remarks by Ambassador John D. Negroponte, the first U.S. Director of National Intelligence and former Deputy Secretary of State; the Governor of the...

Invitation to attend the launch of the first US open registry

You are cordially invited to attend the launch of the first United States open registry being held on February 1, 2022 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC beginning with a networking lunch at 12:30EST followed by the program at 1:30EST.  The program, a Revitalization plan for US Maritime Trade, Commerce, and Strategic Competition, will be headlined by Ambassador John D. Negroponte, the first U.S. Director of National Intelligence and former Deputy Secretary of State; the...

WISTA Hellas 25th Annual General Assembly – Election of Board of Directors and Auditing Committee

Following its 25th Annual General Assembly held on Wednesday 17th June 2020, WISTA Hellas is pleased to announce the election of the its new Board of Directors and its new Auditing Committee for the term 2020-2022, consisting of the following members:

NAMEPA Launches First Holistic CSR/ESG Program Designed for the Maritime Industry Cargill Qualifies for the First “Maritime Sustainability Passport”

June 8, 2020 – On the occasion of World Oceans Day, NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) has launched the first known comprehensive CSR/ESG (Corporate Social Responsibility/Environment, Social, Governance) program designed expressly for the maritime industry, with its corresponding “Maritime Sustainability Passport” (MSP) awarded to companies, organizations and individuals who meet the requirements of the platform. The program encompasses the three pillars of CSR/ESG: corporate governance, environment and the human element. The launch was designed to coincide with World Oceans Day.

NAMEPA’s Annual Safety at Sea Seminar, 2020 William M. Benkert Award for Environmental Excellence Presentation, & AMVER Awards Go VIRTUAL

May 5, 2020 – The American Club’s Chairman and CEO, and Chairman of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced the lineup for this year’s “Safety at Sea” seminar being held on May 21 st .

Angola Joins WISTA International

May 4, 2020 - The Women's International Shipping and Trading Association is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at seafarers. WISTA Norway, WISTA UK, WISTA Singapore, WISTA Brazil, and WISTA Argentina have come together to offer free WISTA membership for seafarers through 31 August 2020. Membership allows seafarers to access the largest network of female managers in the shipping industry, as well as online seminars, webinars and workshops. The idea for the project came from WISTA Norway

SHIPPINGInsight and CMA join forces to present the first ever North American Shipping Week.

April 30, 2020- Carleen Lyden Walker, Chief Evolution Officer of SHIPPINGInsight, and Joe Gross, President of the Connecticut Maritime Association announced today their collaboration to produce North American Shipping Week to be held October 12-16 th in Connecticut. SHIPPINGInsight 20/20- A Vision for the Decade will open the week on October 12 th , followed by CMA Shipping the afternoon of October 14

Liberian Registry, NAMEPA and ProSea Launch Updated, Online, Computer-Based Environmental Awareness Training Program

The Liberian Registry, NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) and ProSea have updated their ground-breaking marine environmental awareness computer-based training program for seafarers and shoreside staff. This training program is designed to engage the user and increase participation in protecting the marine environment, and is now readily accessible via their new online version.

WMU calls on the global maritime and ocean communities to come together and join forces to protect seafarers’ right

Malmö, Sweden – 9 April
As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) apex institution for maritime and ocean education, the World Maritime University (WMU) adds its voice to widespread concerns over the serious effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health, wellbeing, and safety of seafarers

ON BOARD BUT NOT ALONE! Steps to protect mariner wellbeing aboard ship during COVID-19

Our seafarers are ON BOARD BUT they must NOT feel ALONE!
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the maritime industry once again faces a great challenge to overcome this unprecedented situation for stranded seafarers.
As a high priority, shipping companies, trade organizations and governments need to collaborate to protect the hundreds of thousands of seafarers confined on board vessels scattered all over the world,

DFDS Adds Another Firm to Its Logistics Portfolio

In an effort to further expand its European logistics network, Danish ferry and logistics company DFDS has acquired 100% of the share capital of the Finnish logistics company Freeco Logistics. The transaction was closed on December 19, 2019, and Freeco Logistics will be consolidated in the DFDS Group. “Freeco Logistics is a fast-growing Finnish provider of transport services that brings critical mass to our operation in Finland. We now have a much stronger platform to grow from,” Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division, said.

Unifeeder Takes Majority Stake in The Feedertech Group

Short-sea operator Unifeeder has acquired a 77% stake in The Feedertech Group, a Singapore-based feeder and shortsea operator, the company announced. As informed, the remaining 23% shareholding in the group will be retained by the group’s Chairman, Ali Maghami.

NAMEPA and US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration Sign MOU to Advance Maritime Education

February 26, 2020 - Weston, CT - - The North American Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance maritime education and public understanding of the maritime industry’s benefits to local communities. The MOU was signed at MARAD’s Washington, DC headquarters by Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby; Dr. Shashi Kumar, Deputy Associate Administrator for Maritime Education and Training; and Carleen Walker, NAMEPA’s Co-Founder and Executive Director.

Disruption in Maritime Industry Prompts High Participation, Support for NAMEPA Houston Conference

HOUSTON, TX – February 24, 2020 – Uncertainty and disruption in the maritime industry has drawn unprecedented support from corporate sponsors to The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)’s upcoming annual Houston Maine Operations Conference, “A New Decade: How Will It All Work?” More industry executives than ever before are expected to attend the event, which will take place on March 3, 2020 at the headquarters of the West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA) in Houston from 1130 to 1800hrs. Hosted by the WGMA, the conference is designed to help companies navigate the implications of changes happening in the industry and what actions can be taken now to position maritime for future success. NAMEPA has also secured a record number of sponsors for the annual Houston seminar – the highest amount since the first event was kicked off in 2010.

NAMEPA Welcomes Its Newest Members – Cheniere Energy, Inc. and Port of Long Beach

February 24, 2020 - Weston, CT - - Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced today that Cheniere Energy, Inc., and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) have become corporate members of NAMEPA. “We are honored to welcome two significant industry leaders to NAMEPA’S roster of corporate members. Cheniere is providing a greener fuel option for energy use, and POLB is one of the largest and environmentally progressive ports in the world,” Walker expressed.

TOTOTHEO MARITIME AND CAIM ENTER INTO DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

Tototheo Maritime and CAIM have entered into an agreement whereas Tototheo Maritime shall promote and distribute CAIM’s range of products and services. Tototheo Maritime, being a leading maritime technologies provider, will be integrating CAIM’s applications into their portfolio, offering to its customers a comprehensive solution for their digital needs.

Angus Campbell to Chair SHIPPINGInsight 20/20 “A Vision for the Decade”

Campbell Returns to Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference and Exhibition for Fourth Year as Chairman
Greenwich, CT – January 30, 2020 – Angus Campbell, Director of Energy Projects for Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), will return as Conference Chairman for SHIPPINGInsight 20/20 “A Vision for the Decade” Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 13-15 at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT. This will be Campbell’s fourth year as Conference Chairman.

MarineFields Holding wins the SMART4SEA E-Navigation Award

MarineFields Holding is a Cyprus based company led by industry experts and their mission is to provide instant data sharing between all connected actors.
MarineFields won the SMART4SEA E-Navigation Award for its innovative platform Perseus. In an era of digitalization & connectivity MarineFields aims to provide one interface for instant data sharing between all connected actors, enhance digital collaboration between shipping companies, ports & terminals.

WISTA International and the International Maritime Organisation, IMO, sign Memorandum of Understanding

27 January 2020, London, UK
WISTA (WISTA) International and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Technical Cooperation on 27 January 2020. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO, Tototheo Maritime, were joined by Fred Kenney, IMO, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division; Chris Trelawny, IMO, Acting Director, Technical Cooperation Division; Helen Buni, IMO, Principal Programme Assistant, Resource Mobilization and Partnerships; Gyorgyi Gurban, IMO, Senior Maritime Policy Adviser, Executive Office of the Secretary-General; as well as WISTA International Secretary, Alexandra Anagnostis-Iron, President, Total Marine Solutions; WISTA International Board Member Sanjam Gupta, Director, Sitara Shipping Ltd.; WISTA International Board Member Naa Densua Aryeetey, Head, Ghana Shipper's Authority. The MoU formalizes the collaboration with the goal of developing synergies between the respective work programmes to be mutually beneficial. The MoU outlines how WISTA will play an important role in helping IMO further its reach to women in the maritime industry.

NAMEPA Invites Maritime Industry Leaders to Discuss “A New Decade: How Will it All Work?”

HOUSTON, TX – January 23, 2020 - The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is holding its annual Houston Maine Operations Seminar, “A New Decade: How Will It All Work?” on March 3, 2020 at the headquarters of the West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA) in Houston from 1130 to 1800hrs. Hosted by the WGMA, the seminar is designed to help companies navigate the implications of changes happening in the industry and what actions can be taken now to position maritime for future success.

Hurtigruten: World’s 1st Hybrid Electric-Powered Cruise Ship Named in Antarctica

MS Roald Amundsen, the world’s first hybrid electric-powered expedition ship, has been named in Chiriguano Bay on Brabant Island, Antarctica. “We could not think of a better location than Antarctica to name MS Roald Amundsen,” Daniel Skjeldam, chief executive officer of Hurtigruten, commented, adding that the ship is the symbol of a new era in the cruise industry. MS Roald Amundsen is one of three 15,000-ton hybrid-powered vessels ordered by Norwegian

Fire Hits Tanker off Singapore, 18 Crew Evacuated

The Panama-flagged oil and chemical tanker Hoyu was hit by a fire in Singapore’s territorial waters, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. The incident occurred in the afternoon hours of November 7 while the 8,925 dwt unit was some 9.7 nautical miles from Pedra Branca, eastern Singapore Strait.

Aalund Named International Propeller Club's President

Niels Aalund was elected at the 93rd International Convention and Conference in New Orleans on October 17th. New Orleans, LA: Prominent maritime industry stakeholder Niels Aalund has been elected President of the International Propeller Club. Mr. Aalund will serve a two-year term, commencing from October 17th. Aalund, a well-known maritime subject matter expert and executive, currently serves as an Officer and as Senior Vice-President of the West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA). WGMA communicates and coordinates with various governmental entities throughout the West Gulf, providing a forum for discussions and exchange of information between member companies.

Diversity, Business Negotiation and Technology to Be Discussed at International Women In Shipping Conference

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – A top hostage negotiator, the CEO of a company which supplies environmental products to ship owners and operators and the heads of two maritime technology firms are all part of an impressive line-up of speakers scheduled to speak at the 2019 Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) AGM & Conference which takes place next week from Tuesday, 29 October to Friday, 1 November. The four-day event is being hosted by WISTA Cayman Islands and is expected to bring over 200 maritime experts from 30-plus countries.

GENCO and NAMEPA Team Up to Save Our Seas Company Beach Cleanup Nets 328 Pounds of Trash

As part of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean-Up annual program, New York based drybulk shipping company GENCO Shipping and Trading Ltd (GNK) and NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) partnered to clean a beach on Coney Island, Brooklyn last week. CEO John Wobensmith and COO Rob Hughes were joined by 40 other members of the “GENCO Environment Stewardship Team” to collect over 300 pounds of trash.

2020 Bulkers Welcomes Second Newbuild

Norway-based shipowner 2020 Bulkers has accepted delivery of the second of the eight 208,000 dwt Newcastlemax newbuilds from New Times Shipbuilding in China. The bulker in question is Bulk Santiago and has a capacity of 224,100 cubic meters. Flying the flag of Liberia, the ship was handed over to 2020 Bulkers on September 19, 2019. On September 21, the 300-meter-long bulk carrier will commence a 12-15-month time charter with Koch Supply & Trading at a fixed rate of USD 19,525 per day.

Hyundai Heavy Gets AIP from DNV GL for New LPG Carrier Design

Classification society DNV GL has awarded South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) with an approval in principle (AIP) for the design of a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier. The AIP certificate for the 91,000 cubic meter dual-fuel vessel design was presented during the Gastech trade fair being held in Houston. “We are particularly proud to receive this certificate as the 91,000 cbm carrier design lays the groundwork for constructing the largest-sized vessels using LPG cargo as a fuel today,” Hyung Kwan Kim, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at HHI, commented.

2020 Bulkers Welcomes Second Newbuild

Norway-based shipowner 2020 Bulkers has accepted delivery of the second of the eight 208,000 dwt Newcastlemax newbuilds from New Times Shipbuilding in China. The bulker in question is Bulk Santiago and has a capacity of 224,100 cubic meters. Flying the flag of Liberia, the ship was handed over to 2020 Bulkers on September 19, 2019. On September 21, the 300-meter-long bulk carrier will commence a 12-15-month time charter with Koch Supply & Trading at a fixed rate of USD 19,525 per day. The time charter was agreed earlier this year when one-year when rates for a standard Capesize were approximately USD 13,000 per day.

IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards 2019 makes a comeback with its 2nd Chapter in the United Kingdom

United Kingdom, 13 September 2019: After the first successful edition in 2017, Biz Events Management organized the second edition of IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards 2019 at Old Library Lloyd’s, United Kingdom on 13th September 2019. The award ceremony recognized the remarkable and noteworthy contributions of the veterans to the insurance industry. The recipients of these awards were top notch organisations who have demonstrated highest level of professionalism, contributed towards the development of the insurance field. The entire proceedings of the event was telecasted live

NAMEPA, Liberian Registry and ProSea Selected as Finalists for 2019 Lloyd’s List Americas Awards for Collaborative Environmental Training Program

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), in partnership with Liberian Registry (LISCR) and ProSea Marine Education, has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Lloyd’s List Americas Awards for Excellence in Safety and Training. The consortium was selected for its ground-breaking

NAMEPA Expands US West Coast Presence as The Port of Los Angeles and Marine Exchange of Southern California Join as New Members

August 7, 2019 - Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced today that The Port of Los Angeles and Marine Exchange of Southern California have joined NAMEPA as the depth and breadth of NAMEPA membership continues to grow. .

SHIPPINGInsight Launches New Tech Corridor at October Event

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 7, 2019 –Committed to innovation and optimization, Chief Evolution Officer, Carleen Lyden Walker, announced today that this year’s SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference and Exhibition being held Oct. 15-17th, in Stamford, Connecticut will feature a New Tech Corridor to showcase technologies and services under development in the maritime space. The New Tech Corridor will feature a dedicated area with high traffic flow, a low rate to accommodate tight budgets, and an opportunity to compete for a place in SHIPPINGInsight’s SHARK TANK and SHIPPINGInsight’s Innovation Award (if booked by August 30th).

Maritime champion Kathy Metcalf chosen as Lloyd’s List’s Americas Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Kathy Metcalf, President and Chief Executive of the Chamber of Shipping of America, has been selected by Lloyd’s List’s awards judges to receive recognition for Lifetime Achievement. Judges applauded her career spanning both sea- and shore-time, regulatory and policy issues, government and industry.

2020: A Shipping Odyssey Encapsulates Maritime’s Future for SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference Industry Facing “Monolith Moment”

STAMFORD, Conn., July 10, 2019 –Borrowing from the icons of the 1968 movie, the 8th annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference & Exhibition – North America’s premier maritime technology event—will be themed “2020: A Shipping Odyssey”. This year’s program, like the movie, will take the delegates from the challenges of today (IMO 2020), through to 2050 incorporating the moments of change and advancements affecting the shipping industry. The conference will be held October 15-17th at the Stamford Hilton in Stamford, Connecticut USA.

ADNOC Logistics & Services joins SHIPTEK 2019 Singapore as MAIN SPONSOR

02.07.2019, Sharjah, UAE
ShipTek 2019 is proud to announce that ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), the maritime logistics arm of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has joined Shiptek2019 as main Sponsor. The company is the Gulf’s largest fully integrated maritime logistics company, providing shipping, marine services, offshore logistics and onshore services to deliver oil, gas and petroleum products to global customers, while playing a major role in the further development of the UAE’s maritime industry..

WMU LAUNCHES MARITIME ENERGY POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA BY DISTANCE LEARNING

Today, 5 March 2019, the World Maritime University is launching a new, ground-breaking Postgraduate Diploma programme on Maritime Energy by distance learning. The Maritime Energy programme takes a holistic approach from ships to ports and shipyards, combining innovative technical solutions with a socio-economic-environmental perspective.

WOC COO ON “THE ROLE OF SHIPPING IN THE BLUE ECONOMY” AT GST EUROPE, 20-21 MARCH

World Ocean Council COO Christine Valentin will be Speaking on “The Role of Shipping in ‘The Blue Economy’” at GST Europe, 20-21 March, Copenhagen With the theme of “A New Dawn for Sustainable Shipping: 2020 to 2050”, Green Ship Technology (GST) 2019 (20-21 March, Copenhagen) will be focusing on solutions to decarbonize the shipping industry and minimize its environmental impact – from the sulphur cap and BWM convention, to climate change and ocean plastics.

WOC AND LAW FIRM KELLEY DRYE COLLABORATE TO PRESENT OCEAN AND WATERWAYS CONFERENCE

The WOC-Kelley Drye Ocean and Waterways Conference on March 8, 2019 in Houston expands upon the ongoing Kelley Drye efforts to engage the business community in addressing ocean and waterway issues, challenges and opportunities.

REPORT ON “OCEAN CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: AN ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL RISKS, BENEFITS AND GOVERNANCE” TO BE LAUNCHED

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is working to support the implementation of the International Climate Agreement (Paris 2015) requirements for negative emission technologies (NETs) to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. With the growing evidence that the ocean is the dominant player in global carbon cycling and storage, ocean-based NETs must be given serious consideration for contributing to climate mitigation. The WOC is advancing this by developing a global “Ocean NET” platform to bring together science, policy, business and other stakeholders.

TOTOTHEO MARITIME CO-CEO ONCE AGAIN HONORED IN LLOYD’S LIST TOP 100

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Tototheo Maritime Co-CEO has ranked 96 in the prestigious Lloyd’s List Top 100 most influential people in shipping internationally. The annual Top 100 ranking, published by Lloyd’s List, is determined with input from the maritime industry as well as an analysis of business decisions, thought-leadership and forward-thinking. This is the second appearance in the highly respected Top 100 ranking for Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou. She also appeared in 2017.

WMU GRADUATION CEREMONY 2018

On Sunday, 4 November, the maritime leaders of tomorrow from over 70 countries graduated from the World Maritime University (WMU). The graduates have received the education required to contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in their home countries as well as within the broader maritime and ocean community. They are equipped to become the maritime and ocean leaders of tomorrow that will promote safe, secure, environmentally sound, efficient and sustainable shipping on clean oceans.

WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY GRADUATION CEREMONY 2018

On Sunday, 4 November, the maritime leaders of tomorrow from over 50 countries will graduate from the World Maritime University (WMU). With the education and training they have received at WMU, the graduates are ready to be operational and contribute to the implementation by the maritime industry in their home countries of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). They are now equipped to ensure not only the safe, environmentally sound, energy efficient and secure shipping on clean oceans, but also to promote and help implement sustainable maritime and ocean development in their countries.

NORTH AMERICAN WORLD MARITIME DAY FOCUSES ON ENVIRONMENT MEXICO DELIVERS VISION FOR FUTURE OF PORTS AND SHIPS

October 23, 2018 - The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the International Maritime Association (IMO), the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) and the API Quintana Roo announced today this year’s North American World Maritime Day will be held in Cozumel, Mexico November 13-14th. With the year’s theme of “Our Heritage- Better Shipping for a Better Future”, the event is focusing on how shipping and ports collaborate to reduce their impact on the marine environment. A highlight of the event will be the luncheon keynote delivered by Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, General Coordinator of Ports and Merchant Marine, Mexico who will share his vision for ports and ships of the future.

CARGILL CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY TO HELP SAVE OUR SEAS NAMEPA ON HAND TO EDUCATE AND ACTIVATE

NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) supported the staff at Cargill’s ocean transportation office in Teaneck, New Jersey, one of NAMEPA’s corporate members, when they got their hands dirty to celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC Day). ICC Day is an international movement to mobilize communities to clean up marine environments run by the Ocean Conservancy and several state partners. ICC Day has been helping to preserve marine environments for the past 30 years, and results in the International Coastal Cleanup annual cleanup report, which is one of the largest citizen science reports on marine debris and has become the basis for the United Nations’ report on marine debris.

WOMEN OCEAN INDUSTRY LEADERS TO MEET AT WOC SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT (SOS) IN HONG KONG

The SOS 2018 Will Bring Together Women CEOs from a Range of Ocean Sectors to Address Women’s Leadership in Ocean Sustainable Development

CALL FOR PAPERS - JOMA SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE MARITIME INDUSTRY: ADDRESSING CORRUPTION

Addressing corruption is timely and urgent. According to the World Bank, “businesses and individuals pay an estimated $1.5 trillion in bribes each year. This is about 2% of global GDP—and 10 times the value of overseas development assistance.” Researchers, officials from government and intergovernmental organisations, and non-governmental organisations are now called upon to contribute their research perspectives to the Special Issue.

COUNTDOWN TO SHIPPINGINSIGHT 2018: NORTH AMERICA’S PREMIER SHIPPING TECHNOLOGY EVENT CONVENES IN STAMFORD OCTOBER 16-18

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 21, 2018 – The 7th annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference & Exhibition – North America’s premier maritime technology event – is now less than a month away, and the organizers are reminding visitors to register for the conference and book their hotel rooms using the convenient online portals at SHIPPINGInsight2018. The hotel room block, providing a discount, expires at the end of Monday, September 24th.

HUDSONCYBER ANNOUNCES INTEGRATION OF HACYBERLOGIX WITH DNV-GL’S VERACITY INDUSTRY PLATFORM

HudsonAnalytix, Inc. and its cyber risk management subsidiary, HudsonCyber, are pleased to announce the inclusion of its award-winning HACyberLogix cyber risk management decision-support software solution with DNV GL’s Veracity industry platform. With HACyberLogix now also available on the marketplace, more than 120,000 Veracity users will now have access to a solution that uniquely combines maritime risk management with cybersecurity expertise, capabilities, and best practices via an intuitive electronic interface that delivers meaningful cybersecurity guidance, insights, recommendations, and trend analysis capabilities to maritime decision-makers.

NAMEPA WELCOMES ITS NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBER - FAIRFIELD CHEMICAL CARRIERS AND ANNOUNCES THEIR PARTICIPATION AS AN ANNUAL SPONSOR

Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced today that Fairfield Chemical Carriers has become a corporate member of NAMEPA. In a show of commitment to NAMEPA’s efforts to “Save Our Seas” Fairfield Chemical Carriers has also joined the ranks of Annual Sponsors of NAMEPA. This commitment allows NAMEPA to expand on existing educational projects and to aid in the enhancement of our maritime industry events.

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN THE MARITIME COMMUNITY - CONFERENCE AND CALL FOR PAPERS

To address the gender gap in the maritime, ports, fishing and related industries, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced that the World Maritime Day theme for 2019 is “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”.

ARUNDO ANALYTICS JOINS SHIPPINGINSIGHT 2018 AS PRESENTING PARTNER

Leading Enterprise Software Company Will Work Closely with Conference Organizers to Shape Critical Discussions on Digitalization and Big Data for Shipping Companies

CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF THE OCEAN - SUPPORTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

Based on a cooperation agreement between the World Maritime University (WMU) and the University of Nantes, the OceansTrends 2018 scientific seminar will be held at WMU in Malmö, Sweden from 29-30 August on the theme: Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Ocean - Supportive Technologies and Future Trends.

WOC LEADS DISCUSSIONS AT WORLD WATER WEEK ON LAND-BASED SOURCES OF MARINE POLLUTION

Senior corporate representatives will bring industry perspectives and examples on addressing the linkages between land and sea and implementing Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 14.

LEADING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS, INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND MEDIA SUPPORT WOC’S 6th SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT

The World Ocean Council (WOC) 2018 Sustainable Ocean Summit is Endorsed by a Growing List of Leading Business Groups, International Organizations and Media Partners

HUDSONANALYTIX ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITION TO SECURITY AND CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT TEAM

HudsonAnalytix, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Chronis Kapalidis to the HudsonAnalytix team. Based in London, Chronis will focus on the enhancement and expansion of HudsonAnalytix’s strategic partnerships in Europe.

ENVIROCLEANSE LLC INTANK™ BALLAST WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

Houston, TX (USA) - Envirocleanse LLC, division of Charter Brokerage LLC, a BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY company, announces submission of an application to the US Coast Guard for Type Approval of its patented inTank™ Ballast Water Treatment System. The Envirocleanse inTank™ BWTS is the only applicant to date which treats ballast water during the voyage. There is no disruption to cargo operations and all in-port, ballasting and deballasting activities are completed as normal – including gravity discharge of isolated top-side tanks. Another featured benefit of the inTank™ BWTS is that no filter is required.

SHIPPINGINSIGHT 2018 AGENDA CHALLENGES INDUSTRY IN A TIME OF RAPID CHANGE

This year’s SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference and Exhibition will challenge shipowners and solution providers to accelerate advancements for tomorrow’s shipping industry. The conference organizers are assembling a powerful lineup of speakers and topics addressing the issues of disruptive changes that are transforming the entire maritime industry.

WINNERS OF “BETTER SHIPPING FOR A BETTER FUTURE” ART CONTEST ANNOUNCED

Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists have been selected from over 500 entries in the 2018 Better Shipping for a Better Future calendar art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS). Each year, these organizations invite students in grades K-12 throughout the Americas to create a poster on a theme related to the marine environment. A 2019 bilingual calendar showcasing the winning entries will be printed in English and Spanish.

ASA AND ADCI AGENDA SET FOR JOINT EVENT IN PANAMA

The American Salvage Association(ASA) and the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) have announced the agenda for their first joint event to be held in Panama on the 1st and 2nd of August in tandem with the Conferencia Annual Marítima de Panamá. This two-day event will feature productive round-table discussions, presentations, and provide invaluable networking opportunities for current and prospective members of both associations.

WISTA INTERNATIONAL APPROVED FOR IMO CONSULTATIVE STATUS

The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) application for consultative status on 5 July 2018.

WOC AND GEF LME:LEARN ENGAGE AFRICAN BUSINESS ACTION IN OCEAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT SECOND REGIONAL WORKSHOP

World Ocean Council to Organize a Second Business Roundtable at Africa Regional Network Meeting, Dakar, Senegal, 3-4 September 2018, followed by Latin America-Caribbean Business Roundtable (Panama City, 1-2 October, 2018)

AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM GAINING IMPORTANCE TO THE PUBLIC- AND THE MARINE INDUSTRY

Every day, Americans use 500,000,000 plastic straws. Arranging these straws end-to-end would create a line of plastic over 62,000 miles long, enough to circle the Earth 2.5 times per day. Single-use plastic straws are threatening human health and the environment.

THE WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES 35 YEARS

Alongside the 70th anniversary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in 2018, the World Maritime University (WMU) is celebrating 35 years. WMU has made a major contribution to global maritime education, research and capacity building. In this respect its legacy has been transformative with its extensive network of leaders in the maritime and ocean sectors, with 4,654 WMU alumni from 167 countries to date.

RESEARCH ICEBREAKERS OPEN TO SHIP-TIME PROPOSALS FOR FULLY FUNDED TRANSNATIONAL ACCESS

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is the ocean business community partner of the EU-funded Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE) Project, which is opening a call for ship-time proposals until 5 July 2018.

AMERICAN CARIBBEAN MARITIME FOUNDATION HONORS SHIPPING INDUSTRY STALWARTS

The prestigious annual Anchor Awards, upcoming this fall in New York, will honor three top leaders in the global maritime industry—Michael Bayley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Caribbean International; Roland Malins-Smith, Founder and Retired President of Seafreight Line Ltd; and Rick Murrell, SVP Managing Director, Saltchuk Resources and Chairman Tropical Shipping.

CONNECTING AND CATALYZING PROMISING MARITIME TECH DEVELOPMENTS IN NEW YORK AND THE WORLD

On Tuesday June 19th during Marine Money’s marathon ship finance week at The Pierre Hotel in New York, there will be an afternoon session presented by the Maritime Global Technology Innovation Center (MGTIC) beginning at 2:00. Entitled “Connecting and Catalyzing Promising Maritime Tech Developments in New York and the World”, this session will showcase specific projects that are underway, and the opportunity which exists through this coalition group.

CHAIRMAN AND LEAD SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR SHIPPINGINSIGHT 2018 FLEET OPTIMIZATION AND INNOVATION CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

SHIPPINGInsight today announced the chairman and the developing list of major speakers for the 2018 Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference and Exhibition, which will take place Oct. 16-18at the Stamford Hilton.

IAPH CONFERENCE IN BAKU, THE PEARL OF THE CASPIAN, MAKES A NEW RECORD

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) convened in Baku, Azerbaijan, 8 – 11 May 2018, under the theme “Ports of the Future: Building Hubs, Accelerating Connectivity. Hosted by "Baku International Sea Trade Port” CJSC (Dr. Taleh Ziyadov, Director-General), it turned out to be the most successful and well-attended Mid-term conference of IAPH, attracting more than 400 delegates, accompanying persons, speakers and exhibitors from 65 nations.

WMU GLOBAL OCEAN CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON BUILDING TRANSFORMATIVE PARTNERSHIPS FOR OCEAN SUSTAINABILITY

From 8 to 9 May, the WMU Global Ocean Conference brought together over 240 participants from more than 50 countries. The outcomes of the conference will inform the priorities for the newly inaugurated WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, as well as strategies to ensure active engagement by stakeholders with the new Institute.

WMU-SASAKAWA GLOBAL OCEAN INSTITUTE INAUGURATION

The WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (Global Ocean Institute) was officially inaugurated on 8 May. The new Institute will act as an independent focal point for ocean related dialogue and capacity-building. The celebrations were marked by a gathering of over 200 distinguished speakers and invitees from over 50 countries around the globe.

ANDREAS CHRYSOSTOMOU JOINS TOTOTHEO MARITIME

Tototheo Maritime is pleased to announce that Andreas Chrysostomou has joined its ranks. As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr Chrysostomou will play a key role in developing and implementing the global satellite communications and technology provider’s strategic vision.

WMU-SASAKAWA GLOBAL OCEAN INSTITUTE INAUGURATION AND WMU GLOBAL OCEAN CONFERENCE 2018

In 2018, the World Maritime University (WMU) is celebrating 35 years of excellence in education, research and capacity building. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), which established WMU in 1983, is celebrating its 70th anniversary. WMU is marking this milestone year with the Inauguration of the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (Global Ocean Institute). In addition, looking back at WMU’s legacy and impact in maritime and related ocean affairs over the past 35 years, the University is convening the WMU Global Ocean Conference 2018: Building Transformative Partnerships for Ocean Sustainability, which will take place at the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden from 8 to 9 May 2018.

WOC, GEF, UNDP AND IOC-UNESCO TO ENGAGE BUSINESS IN REGIONAL OCEAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA-PACIFIC

World Ocean Council to Organize Business Roundtable at Asia-Pacific Large Marine Ecosystems Workshop, Bangkok, 3-4 May 2018, with Workshops in Africa and Latin America-Caribbean to follow Later in 2018.

SEMINAR AND AMVER RECEPTION BEING HELD ON NATIONAL MARITIME DAY

April 24, 2018 – The American Club’s Chairman and CEO, and Chairman of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced the lineup for this year’s “Safety at Sea” seminar being held on May 22nd at the National Press Club in Washington DC beginning at 1330hrs for registration. The seminar will be followed by the United States Coast Guard AMVER Awards Reception, and 60th Anniversary Recognition.

U.S. SALVORS SUCCESSFULLY PASS EVERY COAST GUARD VERIFICATION - TO DATE

On April 18 th , Rear Admiral Anthony “Jack” Vogt, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, released an update on the status of the most recent U.S. Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) industry verification initiative. According to the report, the Coast Guard has conducted 58 scenario-based SMFF verifications within the last year across 19 different Captain of the Port Zones, with 16 different vessel owners and operators. To date, all results have been found to be satisfactory and reflect compliance with the Coast Guard’s Salvage and Marine Firefighting regulations.

WORLD OCEAN COUNCIL ANNOUNCES TOPICS FOR 6TH SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT (SOS), HONG KONG, 14-16 NOVEMBER 2018

Since 2010, the WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) has uniquely brought together a global, cross-sectoral gathering of the world’s ocean industries around sustainable development, science and stewardship.

ASA President Responds to RORC Report: American Salvors Consistently Achieve Success!

As President of the American Salvage Association (ASA), I offer the following insights to the Rapid Ocean Response Corporation (RORC) contracted report on U.S. marine firefighting. Bottom line: Is the salvage industry meeting U.S. regulatory requirements? Yes. Should the U.S continuously improve its salvage and marine firefighting and capabilities? Yes. Should the U.S. government do so by granting what amounts to a monopoly for RORC to provide small boats to carry qualified professional salvors to a marine casualty incident? No.

Liberian Registry, NAMEPA and ProSea launch environmental training program

The Liberian Registry, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Netherlands-based ProSea Marine Education, and Maritime Training Services (MTS) of Seattle, Washington, have jointly developed a ground-breaking marine environmental awareness training program for seafarers and shoreside staff.

MARITIME CLUSTERS AND OCEAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: WOC ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

World Ocean Council White Paper Analyzes Maritime Clusters and Recommends Actions to Advance Ocean Sustainable Development/SDGs, Especially in Developing Countries and Small Island States.

WOC BRINGS INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT TO THE INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC RESEARCH ICEBREAKER CONSORTIUM (ARICE) LAUNCHED IN BREMERHAVEN

The ARICE Consortium Launched Last Week, with the World Ocean Council as the Lead Partner to Ensure Industry Interaction with the Arctic Marine Research Community

SHIPPINGInsight 2018 Rides the Wave of Maritime Change Fleet Optimization and Innovation Key to Success

February 7, 2018- STAMFORD, CT “The operative word to describe SHIPPINGInsight 2018 is “new”- new venue, new format, new ideas, new opportunities and new era” declared Carleen Lyden Walker, Managing Partner, in announcing plans for the 7 th SHIPPINGInsight Conference and Exhibition being held in Stamford, Connecticut October 16-18 at the newly renovated Stamford Hilton. Carleen is taking over the reins from the event’s founders Jim Rhodes and Frank Soccoli, and intends to match the industry’s confrontation with change by re-visioning this annual event.

WMU - Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute Inauguration and WMU Global Ocean Conference 2018

In 2018, the World Maritime University (WMU) will celebrate 35 years of excellence in education, research and capacity building. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), which established WMU in 1983, will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

WiMAC JOINS HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS FOR THE CARIBBEAN “Hurricane Relief Fund Established to Provide Needed Resources”

The Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WiMAC), has launched a hurricane relief fund to provide aid to its Caribbean colleagues/sisters as they try to recover from the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria which have devastated several Islands. The relief fund called “HURRICANE RELIEF FUND FOR CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES”, has been established to expand the appeal for resources to these badly affected communities.

IMC honor stalwarts from Insurance & Assurance Sector with IMC Golden Shield Awards –UK Chapter United Kingdom

International Maritime Club (IMC) honor stalwarts from Insurance & Assurance Sector with IMC Golden Shield Awards – UK Chapter United Kingdom, 15 Sept 2017: International Maritime Club (IMC), a non – profit making & largest conglomerate of over 250 organizations across the globe...

WISTA International elects new President and Secretary

Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime, as International President and Diane Edwards, General Manager People, Systems and Technology Ports of Auckland as International Secretary at their 37th International Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on October 4, 2017.

WISTA International wins the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award

It is a great honour to announce that Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) have been awarded the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award for enhancing opportunities and supporting the role of women in the maritime industry on a global level.

Woman of the Decade in Innovation and Leadership

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime received the prestigious “Woman of the Decade in Innovation and Leadership” Award at the Annual Women Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi, India on 8th May. The main theme for WEF 17 was “Creating, Innovating, Understanding and Driving the Future.

Lloyd’s List Americas Awards 2017 Unveiled.

Last night at a gala awards event, the winners of the 2017 Lloyd's List Americas Awards were unveiled. The awards honor the best in shipping over the past year. The newly expanded awards now cover North, South and Central Americas. The program received entries from across the region including the US and Canada, Bahamas, Brazil, Panama, Uruguay, Dominican Republic and beyond.

At 30TH IAPH World Ports Conference in Bali, Ten IAPH Members Were Recognized For Their Excellence In Port Management And Operations

At the Annual General Meeting held on the last day of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) World Ports Conference in Bali, Indonesia, 7-12 May 2017, IAPH recognized and honored two individuals...

30th International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) World Ports Conference convenes in Bali, Indonesia

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) convened at its 30th World Ports Conference in Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia, 7-12 May 2017, under the theme of “Enabling Trade, Energizing The World”, was successfully concluded, attracting more than 650 delegates, accompanying persons, guest speakers, sponsors and exhibitors from 50 countries in the world.

NAMEPA’s Annual Safety at Sea Seminar and AMVER Reception being held on National Maritime Day Event highlights challenges for mariners and companies

The American Club’s Chairman and CEO, and Chairman of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced the lineup for this year’s “Safety at Sea” seminar being held on May 22 nd at the National Press Club in Washington DC beginning at 1330hrs for registration. The seminar will be followed by the United States Coast Guard AMVER Awards Reception.

Global Ports Support Ambitious IMO Greenhouse Gas Strategy

Seaports all over the world wish to support and contribute to the roadmap for developing a comprehensive IMO strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships and facilitate the shipping and port industry in all possible ways to curb their GHG emissions.

ARCTIC ECONOMIC COUNCIL INVITES WORLD OCEAN COUNCIL INPUT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

WOC CEO Addresses Arctic Economic Council on Opportunities for Collaboration in Sustainable Development.The Arctic Economic Council (AEC) invited the World Ocean Council (WOC) to provide a briefing on the WOC and to identify and foster discussion on priorities for collaboration in Arctic sustainable development....

IAPH appoints Patrick Verhoeven as Managing Director-Policy and Strategy

IAPH President Santiago Garcia Milà has announced the appointment of Patrick Verhoeven as the IAPH Managing Director-Policy and Strategy.

HudsonAnalytix’s CyberLogix takes Digital Innovation Award Maritime Cyber Security System Powered by NTELX Technology

New York-- HudsonAnalytix walked away with the prestigious Lloyd’s List 2017 Intelligence Digital Innovation Award for its CyberLogix sytem at the annual Lloyd’s List Americas Awards Dinner held in New York.