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History in the Making: ASA and ADCI to Host a Joint Event for the First Time in Panama

As a result of a recent partnership between the two organizations, the American Salvage Association (ASA) and the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) are pleased to announce a joint event to be held in Panama from August 1-2nd.  This event will be held in tandem with the Conferencia Annual Martima de Panama.  The ASA-ADCI event will bring together hemispheric members from both organizations to develop collaborations on related work, as well as to pursue opportunities to further their aligned missions.

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INTERMEPA Members focus on fight against plastic pollution

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.

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How Ports Can Help to Cut Shipping CO2

Delighted to see the report by the International Transport Forum outlining ways in which ships and ports can work together to reduce CO2.  We can no longer work in silos, with ships not understanding the challenges ports face, and vice-versa.  We need collaboration to decarbonize the entire transportation chain.

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SUNY Maritime Will Fit Training Ship With Digital Compliance Solution

Total Marine Solutions is partnering with SUNY Maritime College to host TMS’ Ocean Guardian environmental compliance platform on Maritime College’s T/S Empire State VI for this year’s sea term.  It is critically important that tomorrow’s officers have the tools they need to embrace compliance.  Ocean Guardian facilitates compliance by overlaying the vessel’s location with the corresponding regulatory components.

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The Race Against Time

Diane Gilpin, the founder of the Smart Green Shipping Alliance, makes the business case for change as delegates continue to debate shipping's future at the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 72) in London this week.

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Decarbonize Maritime by 2035

For the past few years, we have been talking about decarbonization by 2050.  Now the date being suggested is 2035.  I was in Copenhagen last week where the primary topic of conversation was decarbonization and strategies to achieve that. As an industry we have the opportunity to be proactive, rather than reactive.  It won’t be easy—but nothing in shipping IS easy.  We need to agree on a global strategy to move forward as an industry committed to Save Our Seas.

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