Celebrating 12 years of existence, the Steering Committee of INTERMEPA, the International Marine Environment Protection Association, convened in Athens yesterday, 7 June, on the occasion of Posidonia 2018. Present Members of the Committee were Warwick Norman, Chairman of AUSMEPA, George Tsavliris, Chairman of CYMEPA, Dr. George Gratsos and Capt. Dimitris Mitsatsos, Chairman and Director General of HELMEPA respectively, Joseph Hughes and Carleen Lyden-Walker, Chairman and Executive Director of NAMEPA respectively and Sadan Kaptanoglu, Chairperson of TURMEPA. HELMEPA’s BoD Treasurer Nicolas Bafaloukos and Legal Advisor Nicolas Gerassimou together with Christiana Prekezes, Executive Coordinator and Costas Triantafillou, Assistant Executive Coordinator, were also in attendance.
Marking continued commitment to the marine industry’s desire to promote sustainable marine industry best practices
Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today that The American Waterways Operators and Envirocleanse, LLC have joined NAMEPA as new members. These companies have joined NAMEPA to support and participate with other marine industry organizations in our efforts to “Save Our Seas”.
“NAMEPA’s broadening membership in the industry enables continued growth in collaborating on new strategies to preserve the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices”, stated NAMEPA’s Carleen Lyden Walker. “NAMEPA is proud to welcome these highly respected marine industry organizations to our membership. Our members share NAMEPA’s goals and efforts to create a stronger voice for marine environment protection through advocating, educating and activating communities.”
The American Waterways Operators is the national advocate for the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, which serves the nation as the safest, most environmentally friendly, and most economical mode of freight transportation. AWO members operate on the rivers, coasts, Great Lakes, and harbors of the United States, moving vital commodities safely, reducing air emissions, water pollution, and highway congestion, protecting homeland security, and providing family-wage jobs for tens of thousands of Americans. AWO promotes the long-term economic soundness of the industry and works to enhance its ability to provide safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible transportation.
The mission of Envirocleanse is to provide a superior and sustainable ballast water treatment system that assists companies around the world to perform at the highest safety, compliance and reliability standards.