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 Welcomes New Members
Norwegian Cruise Line and Nature Environmental & Marine Services, LLC have joined the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) the organization announced today. “The principles and aspirations of our organizations to promote sound environmental practices are closely aligned,” said Carleen Lyden-Kluss, NAMEPA Co-Founder and Executive Director. “This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate our strategies to a more sustainable world with cleaner seas.
NAMEPA Launches Mexico Chapter
Last week’s North American World Maritime Day heralded the birth of a new NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) chapter in Mexico. Led by Alejandro Trillo Menchelli and Fernando Melo Graf of Stericycle, the chapter received support from delegates to this annual regional event. The conference was held in Cozumel, and featured a marine debris education session at a local high school, as well as the full participation of International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu…
NAMEPA Members Get Enhanced RightShip Enviro-ratings
North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) says that in recognition of their strong commitment to sustainability its members have been awarded an automatic positive adjustment (+5 points) towards their vessels’ RightShip Environmental Rating. “NAMEPA is one of only 8 organizations worldwide to secure this high standing in our system” says Warwick Norman, CEO of RightShip. “We believe it is important to acknowledge and reward those who have invested time and effort to operate above compliance, and who demonstrate dedication to environmental sustainability”.
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.
Lyden-Kluss Tapped to be WISTA Press Officer
International Publicist to spearhead WISTA Public Relations Efforts Carleen Lyden-Kluss to raise awareness of WISTA activities and goals. Newly elected WISTA President, Karin Orsel, has announced the appointment of Carleen Lyden-Kluss to the position of Press Officer for this international organization. Carleen is President of Morgan Marketing & Communications, a firm specializing in the commercial maritime arena and has over 30 years of industry experience. “Carleen has intimate knowledge of the industry, communications, and WISTA“, observed President Orsel.
NAMEPA Celebrates Over 100 Members Strong
April 22, 2011- While Earth Day was being celebrated around the world, a young maritime industry led agency added to the festivities by announcing it now has over 100 members. The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) was officially launched in 2007 under the watchful eyes of IMO Secretary-General Efthimios Mitropoulos and USCG Vice Commandant Vivien Crea . In keeping with the mission of MEPAs worldwide, this industry-led initiative is dedicated…
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. The details of the event are well known: the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, also called the BP Oil Spill/the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is now considered the largest offshore spill in U.S. history.
World Maritime Day, American Maritime Quilt
On October 16th, the United States will host, along with the International Maritime Organization, the 2009 World Maritime Day Parallel Event. This is the first and probably only time, that we will be the Parallel Country. Because of its position at the IMO, our United States Coast Guard is the lead agency, with support from the State Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, MARAD and NOAA. This event provides us with a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate to the world the strength and depth of the American-based maritime community. The United States is the largest trading partner in the world, and therefore the largest global maritime participant. For too long, we have not allowed our collective presence be visible.