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Friday, October 18, 2019

Clay Maitland News

NAMEPA to Honor Founding Chairman Maitland

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced that Clay Maitland will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at an awards dinner in New York on October 26. Maitland, who is a Managing Partner of International Registries, Inc (Marshall Islands Ship Registry), is being recognized for his many industry accomplishments including being a NAMEPA co-founder. “Clay is one of the finest examples in our industry of a successful businessman who expends nearly as much energy on philanthropy,” said NAMEPA Chairman Joe Hughes.

N. American World Maritime Day to Be Held in New York

The 2016 North American World Maritime Day Observance will be held on October 27 at Pier A in New York City, announced Joseph Hughes, Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). This year’s theme, “Shipping: Indispensable to the World” will be explored by such speakers as Jan-Willem van den Dijssel of Cargill, Dr. Sandra Whitehouse of Ocean Conservancy, Jon Waldron of Blank Rome, and Anthony Teo of DNVGL. They will focus their remarks on the benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility in shipping.

Joe Hughes (Photo: NAMEPA)

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.

Where Arbitration Began: Maritime Arbitration in New York

In March 1656, Andrew Kilvert brought suit against Jan Geraerdy in the Court of Burgemeesters of the colony of New Netherland, demanding the release of his vessel, which had been arrested to obtain payment for the sale price of Kilvert’s ship. The practice of arbitration of maritime matters in New York, therefore, has its beginnings in Dutch law. Dutch rule in New Netherland (New Amsterdam) lasted less than 50 years. With the English takeover in 1664, most of the Dutch settlers elected to stay in what its new rulers named New York.

Seminar to Address Safety in the Arctic

North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is set to present “Safety in the Arctic”, a seminar addressing topics of preparedness, prevention and protection specific to the Arctic waters. The event will take place at the Hotel Captain Cook on August 13, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska. "On the eve of offshore drilling in the Arctic, NAMEPA is gathering the experts in the field to outline the safety measures being deployed in this effort to protect the marine environment," stated Clay Maitland, founding chairman of NAMEPA.

Debates to Emphasize Seafarers’ Welfare

Four benefiting charities of London International Shipping Week (LISW15) have collaborated to put on an afternoon of debate on the latest issues in maritime welfare, to take place during the week-long program of industry events. Apostleship of the Sea, Mission to Seafarers, Sailors’ Society and Seafarers UK will each chair a panel debate on September 8, with the express aim of raising awareness of seafarers’ rights during LISW15. Panelists on the day will include Grahaeme Henderson of Shell…

Marina Hadjipateras

NAMEPA Welcomes Hadjipateras of Dorian

Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today, “NAMEPA welcomes our newest board member, Marina Hadjipateras, Vice President Corporate Communications with Dorian LPG Ltd. Ms. “Ms. Hadjipateras brings experience in the global maritime industry and increases the breadth of NAMEPA’s board which takes us forward as we plan for a sustainable future. As VP Corporate Communications, she works closely with mariners, shipowners and investors in the marine industry.” Mr. Maitland remarked, “We are delighted to welcome Ms.

Participants at The 140th Anniversary Speaker Series at SUNY Maritime College discuss Environmental Issues in Shipping.  Shown here (L-R) are panelists John Hatley, Paal Johansen, Michael C. Carter, and moderator Clay Maitland.

Focus on Environment at Suny Maritime

The State University of New York Maritime College’s 140th Anniversary Speaker Series presented a panel discussion on March 26 in the College’s Maritime Academic Center. The topic was Environmental Issues in Shipping. Panelists included Michael C. Carter, Director of the Office of Environment, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration; John Hatley, Americas Vice President Ship Power, Wärtsilä North America; and Paal Johansen, Vice President and Regional Director, Regional Office Americas Houston, DNV GL – Maritime.

NY Shipping Conference Speakers Announced

Conference organizers have announced the speaker lineup for the 21st annual Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce conference, often called the New York Shipping Conference. Entitled “The Life of a Ship”, the conference will feature luminaries including Steinar Nerbovik of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Ben Ognibene of Heidmar, Craig Stevenson Jr., Joseph Hughes of Shipowners Claims Bureau, Paal Johansen of DNV GL, and Angela Chao of Foremost Group . The event will be held on Wednesday, February 11 at the Waldorf-Astoria starting at 8:15 a.m.

New York, London Juxtaposed by New Maritime Event

On November 13, the newly formed New York Maritime Consortium, a coalition of leaders from New York Maritime Inc. (NYMAR), the Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA), the Maritime Law Association (MLA) and the Association of Shipbrokers and Agents (ASBA), will host an event entitled “New York and London: Perception and Reality”. According to the event’s organizers, key industry figures from the areas of finance, arbitration and law from both sides of the Atlantic have been invited to illustrate the strengths of each jurisdiction, and how the two relate to each other.

Clay Maitland

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.

Jeff Lantz

Lantz Announced as Guest Speaker at EIM Seminar

The Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards of the USCG, Jeff Lantz will discuss regulatory enforcement in the United States and ballast water management at NAMEPA’s EIM Seminar, “Compliance, Cost and Competency in America,” on June 5 as a part of the Posidonia 2014 conferences, seminars and exhibitions. Posidonia 2014 is the opportunity for all members of the shipping industry worldwide to meet and review challenges, opportunities, trends and innovations with the operators of more than 4,000 vessels worldwide. NAMEPA’s seminar, hosted from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NYMAR’s Chairman, Clay Maitland

NYMAR Delegation Heads to Posidonia

Board Members to Proclaim the Many Merits of Maritime in New York. NYMAR (New York Maritime Inc.) Board members are heading to Athens next week to promote the multiple advantages afforded by the New York Maritime Cluster. Chief on the list will be the many services and opportunities offered in this market dubbed the “Capital for Shipping”. Leading the delegation is NYMAR’s Chairman, Clay Maitland of the Marshall Islands Ship Registry. Joining him are Brian Devine of Norton Rose…

Lindsay Malen, Director of Business Development at TITAN Salvage and the Marine Response Alliance (MRA)

Lindsay Malen to Speak at Posidonia 2014

Lindsay Malen, Director of Business Development, Marine Response Alliance/TITAN Salvage, will speak on the topic “Salvors:  Partners in OPA90 Compliance & More” at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (NAMEPA’s)  “Compliance, Cost and Competency in America” seminar being held at the 2014 Posidonia conference in Athens, Greece on Thursday, June 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Compliance, Cost and Competency in America” will examine the environmental challenges facing today’s shipping industry. Highlights include: regulatory challenges in the U.S.

Panelist Charles V. Darr: Photo credit NAMEPA

Upcoming NAMEPA National Maritime Day Seminar

'Safety at Sea' focus of NAMEPA's National Maritime Day seminar at the Washington DC National Press Club. The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) will be offering a seminar “Environmental Intelligence in Maritime:  Safety at Sea", featuring shipboard safety, piracy, and an update on issues for seafarers. The seminar will take place on May 21st at the National Press Club in Washington DC commencing at 2:00pm. The seminar is intended to commemorate National Maritime Day, which is held on May 22nd to honor merchant mariners.

Clay Maitland, Chairman NYMAR: Photo credit NYMAR

NYMAR Delegation Heads for Oslo

NYMAR (New York Maritime Inc.) board members will visit the Nor-Shipping expo to promote the New York Maritime cluster. Leading the delegation is NYMAR’s newly anointed Chairman, Clay Maitland of the Marshall Islands Ship Registry. Joining him are Brian Devine, newly of Norton Rose,  Seward & Kissel partner Larry Rutkowski, AMA Capital Partners’ Kevin O’Hara, Kathy Haines of Heidmar, and Nordea’s Martin Lunder. “Nor-Shipping is an ideal opportunity for NYMAR to broadcast the attractiveness of New York as a business center”, stated delegation leader Maitland.

Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman at NAMEPA

NAMEPA and Capital Link Promote Marine and Environmental Best Practices

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and Capital Link announced today a strategic cooperation to promote best practices in marine and environmental issues. NAMEPA, officially launched in 2007, is a maritime industry-led initiative which engages maritime businesses, government and the public to "Save our Seas" by promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA operates as a nongovernmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers…

Upcoming NAMEPA Arctic Drilling Preparedness Round Table

With an eye to future resource extraction in Alaskan waters, Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), has announced the program for its Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Senior Leadership Roundtable. The Leadership Roundtable will be held in Anchorage, Alaska on August 8th, 2013, at the Captain Cook Hotel. The caucus will begin at 1:30PM with a keynote delivered by Congressman Don Young and will focus on “Drilling Preparedness in the Arctic”.

Morten Arntzen web

Arntzen Joins World Maritime Day Risk Management Panel

Clay Maitland, Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association, announced that Morten Arntzen will moderate the Risk Management panel at this year’s North American World Maritime Day Observance being held on October 30th aboard the Hornblower Infinity in New York. This annual event explores this year’s World Maritime Day theme of Sustainability and will include a risk management roundtable featuring industry leaders such as Peter Evensen of Teekay, Phillip Shapiro of Liberty Maritime…

Clay Maitland, NYMAR Chairman

NYMAR’s Celebrates a Milestone

On November 21st, NYMAR (New York Maritime, Inc.) will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary at the offices of Seward & Kissel (1 Battery Place, New York). It was 10 years ago that a group of maritime attorneys, concerned about the changes in business either coming to New York, or originating there, that prompted them to create an organization whose mission is to promote the New York Maritime Cluster (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) as a lucrative and productive forum for international maritime business.

Blaine Collins

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.

Peter Georgiopoulos

Wells, Georgiopoulos to Keynote HACC/NACC Ship Conference

The conference committee of the 20th annual Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce conference, often called the New York Shipping Conference, announced today the luncheon keynote speakers will be and George Wells of Cargill and Peter Georgiopoulos. 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…

Clay Maitland: Photo credit NAMEPA

NAMEPA Announce Upcoming Conference, Awards

Clay Maitland, Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announces two major events. NAMEPA’s Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Conference, will feature “Greening the Marine Transportation System”, “The Arctic”, “Safety at Sea” and “Corporate Risk Management”. This conference, with NAMEPA's fifth anniversary in mind, will be held on 14, November 2012, and is to be followed by NAMEPA’s 2012 Marine Environment Protection Awards honoring Maersk, NOAA, SUNY Maritime College, and the American Salvage Association (ASA).

'Hornbolower Infinity': Photo credit NAMEPA

New York Floating Venue for NAMEPA Conference

NAMEPA's upcoming 5th Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner to move aboard the 'Hornblower Infinity'. Hurricane Sandy created a lot of havoc in New York, but it hasn’t dampened the  North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)’s plans for its 5th Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner being held on November 14th which will now be held aboard the Hornblower Infinity, docked at Pier 40 (33 West Street). A dynamic conference, featuring Philip Shapiro of Liberty Maritime…

Clay Maitland

NYMAR Adds Powerhouse

Clay Maitland to join Peter Shaerf as organization’s chief drivers. New York Maritime Inc. (NYMAR) Chairman, Peter Shaerf of AMA Capital Partners, has announced  that Clay Maitland will join him in heading this organization whose mission is to promote the New York maritime cluster effective immediately. NYMAR will be celebrating its tenth anniversary next year. Together they will serve as Co-Chairmen of the organization. “There are many strategic opportunities that are arising out of the current economic crises” stated Shaerf.

Insights: NAMEPA After Five Years Continues Building Bridges

Industry Icon Clay Maitland, founding chairman and leader of NAMEPA, explains how the organization is working towards is engaging business, the regulators and environmental groups. When NAMEPA was founded in October 2007, there had been no major oil spill in North America waters since the EXON VALDEZ in 1989. Although there were shoal waters ahead for those with eyes to see them, 2007 was seemingly a boom year for all sectors of the shipping industry. What a difference five years makes.