The newly released book The Business of Shipping (2018, 9th edition), written by SUNY Maritime College Professor Ira Breskin, is a timely and comprehensive analysis of a dynamic industry that enables global markets.
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.
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.
In an effort to protect whales and cut ship emissions, California continues its Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies Program and establishes voluntary vessel speed reduction zones in the Santa Barbara Channel region and San Francisco Bay area between 1 July 2018 and 15 November 2018.
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is excited to announce that our newest educational resource, the Marine Industry Learning Guide, is now available for free download. This guide was created for anyone looking to educate others, whether in a formal or non-formal setting, on the importance of the marine industry in our everyday lives as we strive to bridge the gap between commerce and conservation. The activities provided in this comprehensive resource will aid in increasing awareness of the marine industry's dedication to the health and safety of its crew, the environment and its fleet.
Royal Caribbean will be hitting the waves — and leaving plastic straws behind. The cruise line has pledged to eliminate plastic straws by the end of 2018.
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!
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.