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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.