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.
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.
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.
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.
What a wonderful overview of the challenges and complexity faced by the Houston Pilots. We are proud they are NAMEPA members, and thank them—and all pilots—for the vital role they play in the safe seaborn transportation of commerce!
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.
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.
Diane Gilpin, the founder of the Smart Green Shipping Alliance, makes the business case for change as delegates continue to debate shipping's future at the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 72) in London this week.