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

Photo: Rick Cameron, Deputy Director of Planning and Development for POLB

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.  “Everyone at NAMEPA is excited to have these two important organizations committed to helping advance our mission to preserve the marine environment and promote sustainable marine industry best practices.”

“We’re pleased to be part of NAMEPA and will work to collaborate on environmental and sustainability best practices,” said Guy Nicholls, Cheniere’s Director, Marine Operations. “We pride ourselves on being good stewards of the marine environment and are constantly seeking ways to expand our expertise.”

Rick Cameron, Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Development for POLB, stated, “The Port of Long Beach is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability, and we are looking forward to working with NAMEPA to advocate best practices in this vital area. Our relationship with NAMEPA will dovetail perfectly with our efforts to be as efficient environmental stewards in order to remain competitive and ensure the health of the environment and surrounding communities.”

About NAMEPA: The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) was officially launched in 2007.  NAMEPA is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources.  For more information, visit

About Cheniere Energy:  Cheniere Energy, Inc. is an international energy company and the leading exporter of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG). We provide clean, secure, and affordable energy to the world, while responsibly delivering a reliable source of LNG, in a safe and rewarding work environment. We purchase natural gas from the robust U.S. market, process the natural gas into LNG, and offer our customers the option to load LNG onto their vessels at our terminals in the U.S. Gulf Coast, or we will deliver the LNG to regasification facilities. Cheniere is the 2nd largest operator of LNG in the world.

About Port of Long Beach: The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s busiest seaports, a leading gateway for trade between the United States and Asia. It supports more than 2.6 million jobs nationally and generates billions of dollars in economic activity each year.

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