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May 18, 2023, 13001900 EDT

Join us as we explore the role of shipping at this pivotal time! 

NAMEPA is pleased to welcome Vice Commandant Steven Poulin and RDML Wayne Arguin of the United States Coast Guard, as well as the American Club’s Joe Hughes- Chairman of NAMEPA and INTERMEPA- along with Diana Shipping’s CEO Semiramis Paliou- Chairman of HELMEPA and Vice Chairman of INTERMEPA- as we examine the importance of collaboration in Safety at Sea.   

As the acceleration of change in shipping progresses, we will be hearing from the USCG as to what safety issues are of greatest concern to them, learn the safety properties of fuels being examined to support decarbonization efforts, reducing risks of new operational practices, and strategies for improving the lives of mariners at sea.  

Vice Commandant Steven Poulin of the United States Coast Guard will also be presenting the AMVER Awards for industry voluntarism and commitment to Safety at Sea. 

Developing Agenda

1300: Registration 

1330: Welcome and brief description of AGU - Billy Williams, EVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, AGU (American Geophysical Union)

1335: Welcome - Joe Hughes, Chairman of NAMEPA and The American Club 

1340: Coast Guard Priorities on Safety - RDML Wayne Arguin, Asst Commandant for Prevention Policy, United States Coast Guard

1355: Session 1: Mechanics of Safety

Moderator: Ole Christian Schroder, Director Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group

1500: Coffee/Tea Break 

1520: Session 2: Implications of Change on Safety

Moderator: Carleen Lyden Walker, CEO & Co-Founder, NAMEPA

  • Centrality of Maritime SecurityRich Mason, President and Chief Security Officer, Critical Infrastructure LLC 
  • OPA 90’s Role in Safety - Doug Martin, President OPA 90 Forum and SMIT Americas 
  • Action on Workforce Development and Training - Jennifer Williams, Vice President for Maritime Policy, CLIA 
  • Mariner Welfare in the Spotlight - Deacon Paul Rosenblum, NAMMA President 

1630: Closing Remarks - Joe Hughes, Chairman of NAMEPA and The American Club

1640: The Importance of the AMVER Program and Safety in Shipping - Diana Shipping CEO Semiramis Paliou/ Chairman of HELMEPA and Vice Chairman of INTERMEPA

1700-1900: AMVER Awards

1705: Admiral Steve Poulin, Vice Commandant USCG

1715: AMVER Awards Presentation- Bejamin Strong, Director, AMVER Maritime Relations

1800: Closing Remarks and photos 

AMVER Reception


Admiral Steve Poulin, Vice Commandant USCG

Admiral Steven D. Poulin assumed the duties as the 33rd Vice Commandant on May 31st, 2022. As the Vice Service Chief and Chief Operating Officer, Admiral Poulin executes the Commandant’s Strategic Intent, manages internal organizational governance and serves as the Component Acquisition Executive.

Prior flag assignments include Commander, LANTAREA, U.S. Southern Command's Director of Operations, Commander District 1, Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel of the Coast Guard, and the Director of Governmental and Public Affairs.

His previous operational tours include Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL; Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Group Galveston, TX; Law Enforcement Officer and Assistant Operations Officer at Coast Guard Group Mobile, AL; and as Deck Watch Officer on USCG DAUNTLESS (WMEC-624).

Admiral Poulin graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Management. He was awarded his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992. 


Bejamin Strong, Director, AMVER Maritime Relations

Benjamin Strong assumed the duties as Director of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) System on March 7, 2005. Mr. Strong is responsible for the overall direction, management, planning, coordination and administration of the Coast Guard’s AMVER worldwide search and rescue system involving more than 20,000 commercial ships from hundreds of nations. He oversees the AMVER awards program which recognizes more than 7,000 ships annually for voluntarily making themselves available to assist in search and rescue cases. Mr. Strong is also responsible for marketing the AMVER program to the media, international government and commercial entities. Mr. Strong is a member of the U.S. delegation to the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response working group of the Arctic Council.

Mr. Strong is a career civil servant with various assignments in Federal government. Mr. Strong served as the Mass Rescue Program Manager in the U.S. Coast Guard office of Search and Rescue, Washington, DC. Prior to working for the Coast Guard Mr. Strong served as a Program Specialist in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Office of Urban Search and Rescue. While at FEMA he deployed to several national incidents including the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001 and the Space Shuttle Challenger crash in 2003. Mr. Strong also served as a professional paramedic in the Prince George’s County, Maryland Fire Department.

Mr. Strong is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where he earned both a Bachelor and Masters of Science Degree in Emergency Health Services Management.  Mr. Strong is a Senior Fellow with the Excellence in Government Partnership for Public Service. Mr. Strong served in the U.S. Air Force from 1987-1991. His personal awards include the Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal, Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Director’s Award, a Prince George’s County Fire Department Unit Citation for assisting in the rescue of three children from a house fire and a U.S. Air Force Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Strong is also the recipient of the Medal for Commonwealth in the Name of Rescue presented by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies, and the Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.


Bill Bennett, Co-Chair, Transportation Industry Team and Partner in Maritime & International Trade Practice Group Blank Rome

Bill is a 1988 graduate of SUNY at Maritime College where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture and a United States Coast Guard Unlimited Third Mates License. Following college, he worked aboard oil tankers, supply vessels, dredges and luxury yachts in the capacity of 3rd mate, 2nd Mate and Master. He joined Blank Rome in 2013 after spending 9 years managing a firm he founded in 2003. He was the co-practice group leader for Blank Rome’s Maritime and International Trade Group from January 1, 2019 to January 2023. His notable cases include defending the interest of the Captain  and assisting Tote with its strategy during the Marine Board of Investigation into the sinking of the El Faro and parallel litigation; obtaining a $20 Million dollar judgment against alter egos of a Ukrainian shipowner for an Italian coal trader and subsequently selling an attached vessel to partially satisfy the judgment and defending the interests of SeaStreak Ferries following an allision with a pier injuring nearly 100 passengers.


Billy Williams, EVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, AGU (American Geophysical Union)

Billy M. Williams is the Executive Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the American Geophysical Union.  He currently serves as the Principal Investigator onCatalyzing Cultural Change in the Sciences with New Resources and Tracking Tools, a project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is also the PI on the 2020 NSF Grant for AGU LANDInG, an initiative to establish a DEI community of practice and new cohorts of DEI Leaders in the Geosciences, and is Co-PI on the NSF ADVANCEGEO initiative. Williams was a member of the 2017-2018 National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Impact of Sexual Harassment in Women in Academic STEMM.

Prior to joining AGU as Science Director in 2012, he served as a Senior Program Officer at the National Academy of Sciences and as a Global R&D Director at the Dow Chemical Company. Williams also recently co-led the development of the Societies Consortium on Addressing Harassment in STEMM – an organization to advance professional climate and culture, now with more than 130 scientific societies members, and is an Advisor for the National Academy of Sciences Action Collaborative. 


Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder & CEO, NAMEPA

Carleen Lyden Walker is the Co-Founder and CEO of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) leveraging off her experience as a marketing and communications professional in the commercial maritime industry with over 40 years of experience.  She specializes in identifying, developing and implementing strategic marketing and communications programs that increase the visibility and effectiveness of NAMEPA as well as the development of educational resources promoting marine environment protection.  She works to develop strategic alliances between industry, regulators, conservation groups and educators to “Save the Seas”.

In 2015, Ms. Walker was appointed a Goodwill Maritime Ambassador by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). She is a member of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association), the Connecticut Maritime Association, the Marine Society of the City of New York, The National Press Club, WIMAC (Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean) and is a Past-President of the Propeller Club Chapter of the Port of NY/NJ. She is consistently listed in the top 100 global maritime women.

Ms. Walker is also Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Marketing & Communications, Chief Evolution Officer for SHIPPINGInsight, and the Co-Founder of the Consortium for International Maritime Heritage.  In 2010, she was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the United States Coast Guard and in 2014 a Public Service Commendation for her work on World Maritime Day and AMVER, respectively.  Ms. Walker graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Political Science and History (minor in Economics) and studied Accounting at Cornell School of Business Administration.  She is a trained facilitator and media trainer and held a USCG Captain’s license. 


Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix

Cynthia A. Hudson is CEO and founder of HudsonAnalytix, Inc., a global maritime risk consultancy serving the maritime transportation sector, headquartered in the Philadelphia region in the United States, and with offices across the United States and in Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom. She is a forward-thinking leader in the industry, providing leadership on risk management challenges within the maritime transportation sector including cyber security risk management for shipping, ports, and terminals.

In 1986, Ms. Hudson founded what became HudsonAnalytix to provide emergency response, maritime project management, and maritime consulting services to maritime transportation interests; oil and energy, vessel owners/operators and insurers for more than 100 oil and hazardous material response incidents. Ms. Hudson led the firm into maritime security for ports and vessels, providing port vulnerability security assessment work at hundreds of ports and facilities worldwide. In 2016, she expanded the HudsonAnalytix cyber security initiative to design and deliver cybersecurity and cyber risk management solutions to maritime clients and provide cybersecurity expertise to governmental agencies. She has created and spearheaded projects such as CyberLogix and PortLogix, both of which are tools providing tailored cyber threat intelligence to senior port and shipping executives around the world.

Throughout the maritime transportation industry, she is well-known and highly regarded for her work and contributions in her field. In 2016, Ms. Hudson was honored by the Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Committee on Ports with the Maritime Award of the Americas: Outstanding Women in the Maritime and Port Sector. Ms. Hudson serves on a number of Industry Boards such as the American Caribbean Maritime Association and the Maritime Academy High School in Philadelphia. She is President of WISTA Delaware River & Bay Chapter and a Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). She has been a speaker, panelist, and moderator at conferences across the globe.


Doug Martin, President and General Manager, SMIT Salvage Americas

Captain Douglas Martin began his sea going career sailing for Apex Marine after graduating from SUNY Maritime College, New York in 1983 with a BE in Electrical Engineering degree and 3rd mate deck license. After 14 years sailing he joined SMIT Salvage in 1997 to continue his maritime career in marine salvage.

As a SMIT resident Salvage Master for North and South Americas since 1997 Captain Martin has been responsible for numerous complex and simple salvages throughout the region and beyond.

He now holds the position of President and General Manager for SMIT Salvage Americas and volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors of NAMEPA.


Jennifer Williams is Vice President, Maritime Policy at Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Washington DC, where she develops, presents, negotiates, and implements global industry positions on legislative, regulatory, and policy matters involving ship design, operation and engineering. She is accredited to the International Maritime Organization where she represents the global cruise industry during international treaty negotiations and other matters. She is also the designated Secretary to the CLIA Global Committee on Maritime Safety Matters as well as the Cruise Ship Safety Forum and its Steering Committee. 

Jennifer has diverse expertise in maritime safety, security and marine environmental protection. Having retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with nearly 30 years of service, she has held a variety of operational and staff positions which included Sector Commander Los Angeles/Long Beach where she served as Captain of the Port and Director of Inspections and Compliance in Washington DC, where she oversaw developed and maintained regulatory policy, standards, and program alignment for all prevention activities associated to the safe operation of vessels and facilities. She managed policy development for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, recreational boating safety, foreign and domestic commercial vessels compliance inspections, ports and facilities safety and security, vessel documentation, and marine casualty investigation. 

She is a 2006 graduate of the National Graduate School in Quincy, Mass., where she received her Master of Science degree in Quality Systems Management, and a 1990 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation as well as her Third Mate’s Unlimited Tonnage U.S. Coast Guard License.


Joe Hughes, Chairman of Shipowners Claims Bureau (SCB), Chairman of NAMEPA and INTERMEPA

Joe has served as chairman of the managers of the American Club, an International Group mutual, for nearly twenty-eight years. Joe also oversees the activities of Eagle Ocean Agencies, Inc., an affiliate of SCB, which operates the Eagle Ocean Marine and Eagle Ocean America insurance facilities. In addition, he is a director both the American Club itself and its European subsidiary based Cyprus. In addition to his chairmanship of NAMEPA, Joe is president of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey, a director of NYMAR and also sits on committees of the American Bureau of Shipping and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.


Ole Chr. Schroder, Director of Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group

Mr. Ole Christian Schroder, Director of Environmental Compliance for Scorpio Group, headquartered New York and Monaco. He presently oversees 150 Modern Eco-friendly vessels, and five Wind Turbine Installation vessels (and two newbuildings), enforcing environmental compliance policies, procedures, and regulatory performance.   Mr. Schroder previously came from, TORM AS, following its 2007 acquisition of OMI Corporation, where Mr. Schroder reported to OMI’s Board, responsible for implementing a comprehensive and strategic compliance program.

In 2000, Mr. Schroder co-founded as principal and partner, Hudson Marine Management Services, a consulting group specializing in crisis management, emergency response and maritime security. Originally from Oslo, Mr. Schroder has over 35 years of international shipping expertise, dating back to his family history in ship owning, OSCO Shipping, pioneers in the chemical and product trade.  Mr. Schroder, a founding member of Intertanko’s Environmental Committee, now Chairman, and is also a board member of NAMEPA. 


Paul Rosenblum, President, NAMMA

Deacon Paul Rosenblum received his BA (Beloit College), MA (Anna Maria College), and PhD (Boston University) degrees in Biology, and taught Biology at the university level for 29 years, retiring from full time teaching in 2017. He has been involved in seafarers’ ministry for 20 years, beginning as a volunteer with the Charleston Port and Seafarers’ Society. Ordained as a permanent deacon for the Catholic Diocese of Charleston in 2014, he was appointed as the Stella Maris Ministry Port Chaplain in 2015. Deacon Paul has served as the Stella Maris Ministry Regional Coordinator for North America and the Caribbean since 2018 and was elected as the President of the North American Maritime Ministry Association in 2020.


RDML Wayne Arguin, Assistant Commandant for Policy Prevention, USCG

Rear Admiral Arguin serves as the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, and is responsible for the development of national policy, standards, and programs promoting Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Stewardship. Three Directorates carry out the mission: Inspections and Compliance, Marine Transportation Systems, and Commercial Regulations and Standards. Programs include waterways management, navigation and boating safety, ports and facilities, merchant mariner credentialing, vessel documentation, marine casualty investigation, commercial vessel inspections, and port state control.

Prior to his current assignment, Rear Admiral Arguin served as the Director of Inspections and Compliance (CG-5PC) as well as Director of Emerging Policy (DCO-X). His previous operational assignments include Sector Commander, Sector New Orleans from 2016 to 2018.

A native of Millington, TN, Rear Admiral Arguin resides in Manassas, VA with his wife, Andrea.


Richard DelpizzoUSNR (ret), (F) SNAME, Director of Global Government Services, ABS

Rich Delpizzo has over 35 years’ experience working in ship design, construction and operations, technical review, regulatory requirements application, Navy project management and defense acquisition. He has worked for the American Bureau of Shipping at its New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC offices. After serving as ABS Government Services Manager from 2010-2016, he became the ABS Director for International Government Services, serving navies, coast guards and other government agencies throughout the world. In 2019, the US Navy, US Army and Maritime Administration were added to his client portfolio.

In addition to chairing both the SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers) Ship’s Machinery Committee and Panel M-45 on Fuel Cells, he also serves as SNAME Representative to the US ISO Technical Advisory Group (TAG). He serves on the SNAME Council and was honored as a SNAME Fellow in 2017. He has served as the ASNE (American Society of Naval Engineers) Chair of Professional Development since 2015. and was awarded the ASNE Frank G. Law Award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of the Society in 2021. He currently serves as Chairman of SNAME Chesapeake Section.  After serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 28 years, he retired in 2012 at the rank of Captain. Rich is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.


Rich Mason, President and Chief Security Officer, Critical Infrastructure LLC

 A 25+ year veteran of technology titans such as AT&T, Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs, and Honeywell International, Rich Mason possesses deep expertise in the fields of cyber security, physical security, and enterprise resilience. His last corporate post was as Honeywell’s Global Vice President and Chief Security Officer (CSO). Prior to that, he held the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Honeywell is a Fortune 100 conglomerate with a market cap exceeding $130B. Honeywell Global Security, a converged unit within Honeywell that provided cyber, physical, product, and classified security services, achieved a number 1 global ranking in the Industrial and Manufacturing sector during his tenure (Security Magazine, Security 500 Report). 

Rich now leads Critical Infrastructure LLC, a boutique Virginia-based consultancy, where he combines his unique experience, a Honeywell Operating System (HOS) and Six Sigma mindset, and a relentless focus on innovation, trust, and resilience as business enablers. His visioneering approach enables startups, venture capital firms, corporate boards, and think tanks to challenge assumptions, positively disrupt markets and digitally transform the world. 

Mason is a is an active member of the George Mason University’s National Security Institute (NSI) Cyber and Technology Center, a contributor within a US maritime security accelerator coalition, a former member of the Secret Service’s New York Electronic Crimes Task Force, a graduate of the FBI’s Executive Academy, and a retired member of the FBI’s National Security Business Alliance Council (NSBAC) and Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC). 

An Alumni with honor from Michigan State University, Mason received his Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Security Management. 


Semiramis Paliou, CEO, Diana Shipping, Chairman of HELMEPA and Vice Chairman of INTERMEPA

Semiramis Paliouserves as Chief Executive Officer of Diana Shipping Inc. since March 1, 2021. Ms. Paliouwas appointed Chairperson of HELMEPA in June 2020and Vice-President of INTERMEPA in June 2021. She has over 20 years of experience in shipping operations, technical management and crewing. She obtained her BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London and her MSc in Naval Architecture from University College, London. She completed courses in Finance for Senior Executives and in Authentic Leader Development at Harvard Business School. She completed courses in “Finance for Senior Executives”, in “Authentic Leader Development” and a certificate program on “Sustainable Business Strategy” all at Harvard Business School. She is also the Vice-President of the Greek committee of DNV and member of the Greek Committee of NKK and BV. Since November 2020 she isa member of the Board of Directors of the UK P&I Club. Since March 2018, Ms. Paliou has served on the board of directors of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA) and serves as the Chairperson since June 2020. As of June 2021, she serves as Vice-Chairperson of INTERMEPA. Since November 2020, as of February 2022 member of the Union of Greek Shipowners and as of April 2022 member of the Global Maritime Forum.


ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design, construction and operation. Focused on the safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to provide solutions that drive sustainability, optimize performance and increase operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.

From its world headquarters in Houston, ABS delivers survey, engineering and advisory services and solutions to clients through a network of local representatives.


Alaska Chadux Network's mission is to provide comprehensive regulatory compliance with federal and state oil spill prevention and response requirements while advancing innovative solutions to the unique challenges of operating in Alaska and the US Arctic region. Alaska Expertise Globally Inspired - Oil Spill Response.


The American Club’s mission is to provide its Members with a broad and financially secure range of P&I and related insurance services which most effectively meet the imperatives of their day-to-day business and which are delivered in an attentive, efficient, courteous and focused manner. April 2023 Newsletter.


With more than 650 attorneys serving clients across the globe, Blank Rome represents businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities around the globe. Blank Rome helps its clients in all aspects of their businesses. The Firm’s practices cover areas including business tax; commercial and corporate litigation; employment benefits and labor; financial services; bankruptcy and financial restructuring; government relations; health law; intellectual property; maritime; international trade; government contracts; matrimonial; privately held and emerging companies; product liability; public companies and capital formation; public finance; real estate; trusts and estates; and white collar, internal and government investigations. Blank Rome also represents pro bono clients in a wide variety of cases and matters. For more information, go to“Law Firm of the Year” in Admiralty & Maritime Law in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023.


Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice for the industry as the leading authority of the global cruise community. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster safe, healthy, and sustainable cruise operations; tourism strategies that maximize the socio-economic benefits of cruise travel; and technologies and innovations that protect and preserve our planet.


Dorian LPG is a liquefied petroleum gas shipping company and a leading owner and operator ofmodern VLGCs.  Dorian LPG currently owns and operates 22 modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, USA, London, United Kingdom and Athens, Greece.


Fairfield Chemical Carriers is committed to being the chemical tanker operator of choice in its selected markets; to providing its customers with top quality and reliable service – creative, proactive, and always client focused; to maintaining the highest standards for safety and efficiency in the operation of its fleet; and, above all, to conducting all its activities professionally, ethically and in a socially responsible manner. Brochure.


HudsonAnalytix is a US-based international business risk solutions company providing expertise and support to the world's leading commercial shipping, ports and terminals, oil and gas, finance, insurance, manufacturing, and government sectors. HudsonAnalytix provides risk management solutions to the maritime sector galvanized by more than 30 years’ experience. Our comprehensive services, global insight, and depth of experience enable our clients to meet their regulatory, commercial and operational needs efficiently, effectively, and profitably. 


Every day, International Seaways’ mission is to exceed its customers’ expectations. We know that every stakeholder is a customer. 

We do this by understanding our customers’ needs, and by understanding our own business and challenging ourselves to constantly seek improvement.  

We transport energy safely and efficiently though diligent and environmentally compliant operations of well-maintained assets by well trained and dedicated crews. 


Morgan Marketing & Communications LLC is a client-based, retained marketing and communications agency committed to providing its clients with the highest quality professional marketing and communications services available. Our mission is to partner with our clients to meet their needs and exceed their goals.


 The OPA 90 Forum was founded to serve as a community of those parties interested in the protection of U.S. waters from pollution by oil and hazardous substances from waterborne or land-based sources. The Mission is to provide a forum for those concerned with OPA 90 preparedness, prevention and response, with the goal of reducing the number and severity of incidents and increasing the effectiveness of response.  The OPA 90 Forum is a non-profit organization incorporated in Delaware in 2021. It is recognized by the IRS as a 501c6, and is accepted by the U.S. Federal Government under the System for Award Management. 


Established in 1947, The Pasha Group is a family-owned, third-generation diversified global logistics and transportation company that provides ocean transportation for containers and rolling stock between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii; port processing services for finished and privately owned vehicles; stevedoring for vehicles, breakbulk and container cargos; auto hauling services with its truck fleet throughout the contiguous U.S.; domestic and international relocation services; and international logistics management for general commodity and project cargoes.


As one of Florida’s leading economic generators, Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the top three busiest cruise homeports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation’s leading container ports and South Florida’s main seaport for receiving energy products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. Port Guide.


Scorpio Group is a global provider of marine transportation services.  Scorpio Tankers Inc. and ENETI Inc., one of the world largest product tanker Owner and a wind turbine installation vessels Owner respectively.  Scorpio Services Holding provides services to Group companies and third parties including pooling and technical management.  Scorpio has its principal offices in Monaco and New York. For more information, go to


Tidewater Inc. (Tidewater) is the owner and operator of the world’s largest Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) fleet with over 6,500 employees in its workforce.  Tidewater is anchored by its long heritage and has over 65 years operational experience. Currently, Tidewater offers the world’s largest and most geographically diverse fleet of offshore service vessels, with over 228 active vessels including Anchor Handling Towing Supply Vessels, Platform Supply Vessels, offshore tugs, specialty vessels, and crew boats/Fast Supply Vessels that are well-equipped with state-of-art technologies. They provide a myriad of high quality and cost-effective marine services to meet every client’s needs. Learn more.

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