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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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Foremost Founder Dr. James Chao to Receive Lloyd’s List Americas Lifetime Achievement Award: Houston Event Recognizes a Legacy of Shipping and Philanthropy

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

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IMO Bans Non-Compliant Fuel

IMO is taking a significant step forward in banning the use of fuel that exceeds the .5% sulphur limit as of 2020 unless an operational scrubber is in place.  This helps level the playing field in discouraging those endeavoring to benefit by not using compliant fuel.  Also necessary will be enforcement of this amendment. 

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