The Four Seasons in Houston was the gathering point for an evening dedicated to celebrating the achievements of the maritime industry at the Lloyd's List Americas Awards. This fifth anniversary of honoring industry best practices in the Americas was attended by over 250 maritime professionals from all aspects of the industry.
TBS Ocean Logistics Inc. (TBS), a leading dry bulk shipping company and dry bulk pool operator, is pleased to announce Mitsubishi Corporation and Lars T Ugland have made a strategic investment in the company. As part of the strategic investment, the company’s pool fleet and the company’s global cargo platform will also expand.
NAMEPA is proud of Dorian LPG who are leaders in reducing emissions by investing in technologies to mitigate industry’s impact on the environment. Congratulations, Dorian!
The American Club’s Chairman and CEO, and Chairman of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced the lineup for this year’s “Safety at Sea” seminar being held on May 22nd at the National Press Club in Washington DC beginning at 1330hrs for registration. The seminar will be followed by the United States Coast Guard AMVER Awards Reception, and 60th Anniversary Recognition.
Much of our attention these past few weeks has been focused on the “what” needs to be done in order to meet the MEPC guideline for ship emission reductions of ½ by 2050 over 2008 levels. Now we need to address getting to the “how”. We must work collaboratively to identify and implement strategies for achieving this goal.
What a wonderful overview of the challenges and complexity faced by the Houston Pilots. We are proud they are NAMEPA members, and thank them—and all pilots—for the vital role they play in the safe seaborn transportation of commerce!
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.
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.
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.
A tremendous show of support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was demonstrated with the creation of the World Ports Sustainability Program. It is crucial that all stakeholders engage in decarbonization efforts in order to meet global, and societal, demands for cleaner practices.