Pappadakis to Receive NAMEPA Lifetime Award
Nicky Pappadakis has been unanimously selected to receive the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) 2016 Lifetime Award, announced Joe Hughes, NAMEPA Chairman. “Mr. Pappadakis has dedicated his life to the shipping industry and demonstrated his commitment for the sea, seafarers, safety and the environment,” Hughes said. Pappadakis began his career in 1961 with the family firm A.G. Pappadakis & Co. in London, England. “My acceptance is in the name of all who care about the environment and who try to help make a difference,” Pappadakis said.
Transas Joins NAMEPA to "Save our Seas"
Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has announced that Transas has joined NAMEPA as a new member. Transas joins NAMEPA to support and participate with other marine industry organizations in our efforts to “Save Our Seas”. “Transas is committed to safety at sea and marine environment protection and shows this desire to do so by taking action and joining NAMEPA”, stated NAMEPA’s Carleen Lyden-Kluss. Ms.
NAMEPA Leadership Transition Underway
Effective July 1, the Chairmanship of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) will pass from Founder Clay Maitland, Managing Partner of International Registries Inc., to the American Club’s Joseph Hughes, announced Co-Founder and Executive Director, Carleen Lyden-Kluss. Additional transitions include Scorpio’s Ole Chr. Schroder will assume the role of Vice Chairman, Joan Bondareff of Blank Rome will become Secretary, and Alaska SeaLife Center’s Tara Reimer will become Treasurer. “Clay has been a visionary force in the birth and growth of NAMEPA,” Lyden-Kluss stated.
GTT, O’Brien’s Join NAMEPA
GTT North America and O’Brien’s Management Response have joined the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) as new members, announced Carleen Lyden-Kluss, NAMEPA Co-Founder and Executive Director. The marine industry continues to focus on ensuring a sustainable marine environment. GTT and O’Brien’s show their commitment by joining NAMEPA and the efforts to “Save Our Seas”. “GTT is committed to operational efficiency and compliance with international maritime regulations. GTT works with customers, employees and partners to teach best practices in environmental policy.
NAMEPA Grows With New Members
Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has announced that GMS (USA) recently joined NAMEPA as a new member. GMS (USA) will participate with other marine industry organizations in NAMEPA’s efforts to “Save Our Seas”. “GMS is focused on promoting sound environmental practices through responsible ship recycling, and shows this desire to do so by taking action and joining NAMEPA”, stated NAMEPA’s Carleen Lyden-Kluss.
Lyden-Kluss, RADM Thomas Appointed IMO Ambassadors
Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Marketing & Communications, along with RADM Cari B. Thomas of the United States Coast Guard were recently appointed IMO Maritime Ambassadors by the International Maritime Organization. The two were nominated for this positon by the United States Coast Guard. An IMO Ambassador is an advocate for maritime and seafaring professions and actively conducts community outreach activities which encourage young people to consider careers at sea or in the maritime industry.
WISTA USA Takes Manhattan
On the eve of its Annual General Meeting in Manhattan, Alexandra Anagnostis Irons, founder and president of Total Marine Solutions and current president of WISTA USA, discusses the role of Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) in the modern maritime community. As President of the Board of WISTA USA, you are the face of the world’s largest woman’s maritime networking group. What are your goals for the organization under your tenure and what is the vision for the future when it comes to WISTA itself?
Seminar to Cover Port Waste Facilities
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is set to host an Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Seminar Series to focus on Port Waste Reception Facilities. The seminar, to be held in Norfolk, Virginia on April 16, will include speakers and discussion from regulators, industry and port interests. “MARPOL regulations include requirements for port waste receptions facilities. These facilities are often not available, not ‘affordable,’ or not operationally practical,” stated NAMEPA’s Executive Director, Carleen Lyden-Kluss.
NAMEPA, NOAA Call for Maritime Heritage Coalition
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined together for a call to action live webinar broadcasted by Maritime TV last week which focused on the creation of a Consortium for International Maritime Heritage. The webinar was moderated by Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of NAMEPA and included informative perspectives from Daniel Basta, Director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (a part of NOAA’s National Ocean Service) and Dr.
Lyden-Kluss Wins USCG Public Service Award
NAMEPA’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Carleen Lyden-Kluss was presented with the USCG’s Public Service Commendation Award. The Award was presented by Ben Strong and Vice Admiral Charles Michel of the USCG on May 22, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The AMVER Awards Dinner recognized over 150 companies for their participation in the United States Coast Guard’s Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) system. AMVER is a USCG managed search and rescue program in which merchant ships make themselves available for maritime emergency response on a volunteer basis.
Toledo Maritime Academy Hosts Admiral’s Ball Weekend
The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation wrapped up a successful Admiral’s Ball Weekend on Saturday, April 12, with the fourth Annual Admiral’s Ball and Charity Auction. More than 130 people attended the event which brought in $22,000 for the educational needs for cadets at the school. The theme for this year’s event was “Chart Their Course for Success With Us”. It was sponsored by The Toledo Blade, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Dickenson Wright PLLC, Genoa Bank, IBEW, Local 8, as well as Ed Conn and Saga Schoffner.
New York Shipping Conference Adds Speakers
Examining areas of change and growth in shipping is the focus of the 20th annual Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce conference, often called the New York Shipping Conference. Entitled “Today’s Vision- Tomorrow’s Reality”, the conference will present a Macro Shipping and Economic Overview, a look at Shipping 2020, the challenges of balancing safety, regulatory compliance and costs, the current outlook and sources of dry bulk demand and supply, sourcing ship finance, and the commercial impacts of decisions regarding trade routes, chartering and futures.
SUNY Maritime's 7th Annual Groundhog Day
Global Business and Transportation Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping Conference. It was a good day for New York City’s most famous groundhog, Staten Island Chuck. Groundhog Day, 2012 proved to be an even better day for the more than 150 men and women from the international shipping community, along with hundreds of SUNY Maritime College students, who attended the 2012 SUNY Maritime College Cutting-Edge Issues in Shipping held on the SUNY Maritime College campus in Throggs Neck, the Bronx, New York City.
Coast Guard, NAMEPA ink Environmental Pact
Coast Guard, NAMEPA formalize partnership that promotes marine environmental protection. The U.S. Coast Guard and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association announced an agreement to co-develop and implement outreach, training and educational materials aimed at reducing maritime pollution. Under the memorandum of understanding, signed during a ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters, Jan. 10, the Coast Guard will expand its marine environmental protection education and outreach program within NAMEPA’s strategic alliances.
Propeller Club Port and NYMAR Host NYC Harbor Cruise
April 22, 2011—Statue Cruise’s M/V Respect will be the venue for a joint Propeller Club and NYMAR 2011 New York Harbor Cruise. Passengers will embark from Battery Park at 6:00 on May 4th for a close up of the spectacular Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Manhattan views, dinner and drinks. Proceeds from the event will go to relief in Japan after the recent earthquake and tsunami. “After a long, cold winter, the maritime community is ready to come out of hibernation and get back on the water,” stated Propeller Club Chapter President Carleen Lyden-Kluss.
Deepwater Horizon—Further proof that oil and water don’t mix
Maritime Reporter invited Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association to provide an overview of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. On April 20, our maritime world changed. No matter how you slice it, everyone in the maritime industry feels the effects of the tragedy; the loss of 11 lives and injury to 17 others, the extensive environmental impact, the economic fallout and ongoing costs, the exposure of weaknesses in the response system, and the regulatory changes that will result from this.