On May 19th during the Caribbean Shipping Association’s Executive Conference, NAMEPA launched CARIBMEPA whose mission is to support the region on the implementation of MARPOL and other measures to protect the marine environment.Read more at these links:http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/shipping/20190528/caribmepa-officially-launched-csahttp://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/americas/caribmepa-launched-to-protect-caribbean-marine-environment.html
By all accounts, the May 2nd conference, Implementing MARPOL in the Caribbean, was a tremendous success. As Sherice Arman stated, "All the right people to deal with this issue are in the room." Some of our top participants wanted solid outcomes and we satisfied their request.
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.
IMO has unveiled a global initiative to establish centers around the world, mostly in developing areas, to study implementation strategies for reducing GHGs and improving shipping’s performance on emissions. This is an excellent step forward towards our much-needed goal of…
The Liberian Registry, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Netherlands-based ProSea Marine Education, and Maritime Training Services (MTS) of Seattle, Washington, have jointly developed a ground-breaking marine environmental awareness training program for seafarers and shoreside staff.
The computer-based training program provides a comprehensive overview of the complex and diverse marine environment
We need more countries to implement, and invest, in MARPOL in order to preserve their ecological and economic sustainability!
In recognition of National Maritime Day, NAMEPA held its annual Safety at Sea seminar on May 22nd at the National Press Club in Washington, DC featuring industry luminaries who gave their perspective on critical issues in safety today. Speakers included RADM Linda Fagan, CDR Allen Birch, Jon Waldron, Kathy Metcalf, Joe Hughes, Rev. Marsh Drege, James Spear, Jim Elliott, and Cynthia Hudson.