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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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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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