NAMEPA Beach Cleanup at Penfield Beach in Fairfield, CT

On Saturday, November 23rd, NAMEPA had a beach cleanup with local Boys & Girls Clubs in Fairfield, CT. Click here to see photos from the cleanup.


Background to Shipping North America Seminar

November 18-20, 2013

Trump International Beach Resort, Miami, FL

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MARPOL Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Offices of West Gulf Maritime Association, Houston, TX

Industry was invited to meet government officials and agencies enforcing MARPOL and related regulations.

Presentations from the event:

U.S. Coast Guard, Management of Ship’s Waste by Capt. David Condino, USMM, CIV

USDA Overview of Regulated Garbage by Sarah Ortiz, DVM and Travis Mosley, DVM


2013 World Maritime Day Observance

October 30, 2013
New York City aboard the Hornblower InfinitY

Presented by NAMEPA and the United States Coast Guard. The conference was designed to bring forward updates on environmental stewardship, promoting a safety culture, new technologies and innovation, maritime education and training. The conference ended with a CEO Risk Management Roundtable followed by the NAMEPA Awards Dinner honoring corporate, association, federal and individual efforts to “Save our Seas.”


Trans Canada Article: “Minister Raitt discusses safe and efficient marine transportation at the 2013 World Maritime Day Observance Conference in New York”

Presentations from this event have been archived. If you are interested in a particular presentation, contact us.


Conference Opening and Welcome

Interview with Clay Maitland, NAMEPA Founding Chairman

Interview with Koji Sekimizu, International Maritime Organization Secretary General 

Interview with the Honorable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport for Canada


3rd Annual Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum
“Corporate Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage”

Thursday, October 24, 2013
One Moorgate Place, London, England

As market forces and regulatory trends continue to call for the incorporation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) into business practices, shipping companies increasingly recognize CSR as more than just a societal obligation. A consistent commitment to CSR is a differentiating commercial, financial, and operational advantage; it ensures long-term growth and capital gains; and it can impact the valuation and cost of capital for listed companies, making them the more reliable, sustainable, and safer investment and lending choice for investors and bankers alike.


Environmental Intelligence in Maritime: Preparedness for Arctic Drilling

August 8th, 2013 – Anchorage, Alaska

On August 8th in Anchorage, NAMEPA hosted a phenomenally  successful  Environmental Intelligence in Marine roundtable at the renowned Captain Cook Hotel.  The event ended up being standing room only, and was covered by the local NBC affiliate as well as local print media.  With a topic of “Preparedness for Arctic Drilling”, the interest from industry, regulators, native Alaskan interests and environmental groups was high—and well rewarded!

Chairman Cay Maitland opened the event, followed by Alaskan Congressman Don Young, who urged the assembled to work collaboratively and cooperatively with industry.  At the same time, he reminded industry of their responsibilities to honor the needs of Alaskans for a pristine environment.  RADM Tom Ostebo (Commander, District 17) led with the activities of the Coast Guard to protect, preserve and respond to the marine environment.  He was followed by RADM James Watson of the Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement who underscored the steps that are being taken to secure the health of the marine environment while accessing oil and gas reserves.

Industry contributed its commitment to protecting the environment with presentations from Kevin Robison of Helix, Todd Paxton of CISPRI and Doug Martin of SMIT, while Fred Esposito explained the many resources AVTEC has for training and educating seafarers.

Fran Ullmer of the Arctic Research Council reminded the assembled of the need to collaborate internationally on the many avenues open to Arctic nations.  Mayor Charlotte Brower of the North Slope Borough explained the importance of marine environment protection for her constituents, who are primarily native Alaskans who depend on nature for their subsistence.  Senator Lesil McGuire closed the meeting with a summary of what Alaskans expect in terms of goals for a social license between the citizens and industry.

Presentations and photos from this event have been archived. 

NAMEPA 2013 National Maritime Day Seminar Dinner and AMVER Awards

May 20-22, 2013 – Washington, DC

Videos: Seminar, Part 1 | Seminar, Part 2 | AMVER Awards

Photos: Click here to see many, many more AMVER photos on Flickr

Industry and governmental leaders discussed issues of the day surrounding keeping seafarers, and passengers, safe at sea. From whistle blowing, to the Maritime Labor Convention, to harbor of safe refuge and seafarer welfare, this seminar highlighted both best practices and opportunities for improvement. The seminar also included a discussion of the newly released RULET program from NOAA dealing with the prioritization of potentially polluting shipwrecks.

The National Maritime Day Dinner & AMVER Awards celebrated the achievements of the merchant marine industry and included the presentation of the AMVER Awards. This year’s dinner highlighted the developments in the industry, and recognized the 163 shipping companies who participate in the United States Coast Guard’s voluntary AMVER rescue at sea program. Our guest of honor was RADM Lee Dean, United States Coast Guard.


CMA Shipping 2013 Conference & Exhibition

March 18-20 – Stamford, CT

Connecticut Maritime Association, held at the Hilton Hotel

The 28th annual shipping conference and exhibition. Shipping 2013 continued a tradition of bringing the international shipping community together in North America’s leading commercial shipping center, for two and a half days of business- and market-oriented activity.


Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Seminar

February 2013 – Long Beach


NAMEPA EIM SEMINAR 2013 Regulatory Updates: Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Seminar 

January 16 – Houston, TX

This seminar highlighted the intricacies of regulations impacting maritime operations, covering both environmental aspects and seafarers.

Presentations from this event have been archived.