IMO is taking a significant step forward in banning the use of fuel that exceeds the .5% sulphur limit as of 2020 unless an operational scrubber is in place. This helps level the playing field in discouraging those endeavoring to benefit by not using compliant fuel. Also necessary will be enforcement of this amendment.
Commodities and chartering giant Cargill is teaming up with four NGOs to boost shipping sustainability. The idea is to back initiatives and increase accountability across the sector.
A round of applause for RCCL and their plans to eliminate single-use plastics from its fleet operations on its three lines
The Maritime Global Technologies Innovation Center (MGTIC) will be hosting a “Reverse Pitch” at SUNY Maritime College on Thursday, March 15th from 10:30-1:30. The format will be representatives from the Maritime, Port, Logistics, and land-based industries will present challenges to those with the talent, desire and passion to dream and conceive possible solutions (innovators). This type of presentation helps expose real needs, inefficiencies and pain points ripe for an innovation, creativity, and solution. Also in the room will be investors looking for incubator companies.
Many of us who are deskbound dream of being on the high seas, but few actually get there. It takes highly qualified, and licensed, mariners to achieve what is merely a dream for most. I received a taste. . .
BSEE’s recent proposal to reduce regulation, including third party oversight, is shortsighted to say the least. The argument that the oil and gas industry will save $22.8 million per year over the next 10 years is not convincing
Marking continued commitment to the marine industry’s desire to promote sustainable marine industry best practices
Never before in recorded history has so much change and disruption in the shipping industry been occurring at such an accelerated pace. The advancements in digitalization, automation, and more are prompting risks as well as rewards, requiring intentional expertise. This intentionality will help mitigate risks and will help protect the marine environment from accidents and damage. -Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director, NAMEPA
Key appointments in organization’s digital class strategy build solid foundation for the future of classification
The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engines and exhaust gas cleaning systems for a new 104 metres long exploration cruise vessel.
ABS Chairman, President and CEO calls upon insurance industry and class to work closer together in addressing the next-generation safety system.
10 rivers are the source of most of the plastic pollution found in the ocean.
ABS Chairman, President and CEO defines maritime industry’s transformation through digital innovation
Lee Adamson and RADM Fred Kenney updated the Ambassadors on IMO initiatives, with the extraordinary support of Kalai Naidoo who administers this important program.
(Houston, ABS Media Relations) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has been selected by Dorian LPG to provide an in-depth techno-economic analysis, laying out compliance options for impending global sulfur cap requirements. Dorian LPG owns and operates a fleet of very large gas carriers (VLGCs), transporting liquefied petroleum gas around the world.
Scorpio Group, Cargill, and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to receive NAMEPA 2017 Marine Environment Protection Awards at its 10th Anniversary Celebration
Clay Maitland, T&T Salvage; Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP/OAS); Delphinus “Festival of the Seas- Mexican Caribbean”; Regional Activity Center/Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Center- Wider Caribbean Region (RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe); Cal Maritime; Liberian Registry (LISCR) and Prevention at Sea; MARPOL Training Institute; and Dr. Alan Mearns also recognized
Niels Aalund, West Gulf Marine Association's Vice President of Maritime Affairs, was unanimously elected by the Harris County Commissioners court as the at-large director to the Houston Ship Channel Security District (HSCSD) Board of Directors.
A new study mapping lightning around the globe finds lightning strokes occur nearly twice as often directly above heavily-trafficked shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea than they do in areas of the ocean adjacent to shipping lanes that have similar climates.
Joining forces under the banner Warmtealliantie Zuid-Holland (Zuid-Holland Heat Alliance), five parties including the Port of Rotterdam signed a letter of intent regarding the realisation of the main infrastructure for distributing heat to a variety of users, including private households, horticultural firms and companies in the province of Zuid-Holland.
Normally an industry notable is recognized for his or her achievements as they end their careers. Not so with Clay Maitland who plans to continue working long into the 21st century!
Maitland is being recognized for his many industry accomplishments including being the co-founder of NAMEPA, with Carleen Lyden Walker, 10 years ago.
“Clay is one of the finest examples in our industry of a successful businessman who expends nearly as much energy on philanthropy,” observed Chairman Joe Hughes. “It is fitting that he be recognized, especially with NAMEPA celebrating its 10th anniversary.”
On August 21, 2017, Environmental Coastal & Offshore (ECO), published an article explaining that small fish are driven by scent to eat plastic.
"When a small fish, like an anchovy, is eaten by a larger predator, whatever is in that smaller fish extends up the entire food chain. That’s why it’s important for us to understand why more than fifty marine species seem driven to ingest plastic debris."