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Ecochlor joins NAMEPA

Ecochlor joins NAMEPAMarch 5, 2019 - Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced today that Ecochlor Inc. has become a member of NAMEPA. Ecochlor’s recruitment to NAMEPA demonstrates their passion…

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Context for the Planet

Context for the PlanetLast week I was in California with our NAMEPA team visiting the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles along with meetings involving LAMI (Los Angeles Maritime Institute) Altasea, University of Southern California, and LA’s BEST (an…

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United Nation’s International Maritime Organization Secretary – General to Keynote Maritime Heritage Conference in Singapore in March 2019

United Nation’s International Maritime Organization Secretary-General to Keynote Maritime Heritage Conference in Singapore in March 2019Secretary-General Kitack Lim to address more than 300 international leaders at inaugural Congress held at Resorts World SentosaSINGAPORE, 10 December 2018 – Underscoring the importance of…

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Cargill Inc. Raises Standards for Ocean-Shipping Industry

Cargill Inc., known for its land-based agriculture, is also a dominant presence on the world’s waterways and is hoping to use its power position to clean up the ocean-shipping industry. The Minnetonka-based conglomerate recently committed to reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions at sea by 15 percent in the next two years, but it’s going to need help from its partners to achieve this.

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Plastic Straws: An Environmental Problem Gaining Importance to the Public and the Marine Industry

NAMEPA took on the issue of marine debris 10 years ago as a way to reach and educate the public to “Save our Seas”.  More recently, we helped promote the idea of reducing the use of straws.  How does this affect the maritime industry?  As the public awareness and advocacy of environmental issues grows, they will be looking at industry’s that do not seem to be reducing their impact on the environment.  It is important that shipping be seen as proactive in this regard, or the “power of the public” will turn to us.

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