Do we need another global organisation to exercise control over the oceans, operating under the UN banner and focusing on the environmental bits that IMO and UNCLOS don’t already deal with? This seems to have been the purpose of a well-meaning high level conference organised by the Economist magazine in San Francisco. The “World Ocean Summit” which attracted what might be described as the usual suspects, to be lectured by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Prince Charles, seemed to conclude that a World Ocean Organisation should be established to provide oceanic oversight over the two thirds of the earth that are outside national sovereignty. Continue reading
In this eighth interview in the series, from his position as Chairman of MMPC, Maitland provides his thoughts on the vision for the future of the U.S. Coast Guard… Continue reading
NAMEPA and Fednav Win the Environment Award at the Inaugural Lloyd’s List North American Awards Event in Houston
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and Canadian-based Fednav were both recipients of the Environment Award at the Lloyd’s List North American Awards dinner held last evening in Houston, Texas. Over 300 people from Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean attended this inaugural event. The Environment Award is one of 17 awards presented by Lloyd’s List. Other awards included a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Robert Somerville, formerly Chairman and CEO of ABS, as well as Newsmaker of the Year presented to Columbia Pictures for the movie “Captain Phillips” Continue reading
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association and the West Gulf Maritime Association hosted a conference on the “Winds of Change in Shipping” in Houston today.
Clay Maitland, founding chair of NAMEPA welcomed the participants.
“NAMEPA is six years old now,” Maitland said noting that he and Carleen Lyden-Kluss, and others, established the organization to promote awareness within the maritime industry of the environmental requirements and regulations that the industry faces.
Maitland thanked the WGMA for co-hosting the conference and introduced Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, the acting maritime administrator for the United States Department of Transportation.
“I’d like to talk this morning about the ever-changing state of shipping,” Jaenichen said. “I think we all know that change is coming.”
His list of changes included geo-political and… Continue reading
“There’s something wrong with our bloody ships today, Chatfield” said Admiral Beatty to his flag captain at the Battle of Jutland. The same sort of comment may well have been heard at a certain Copenhagen headquarters this week as the reports came in on the loss of more than 500 containers from the Svendborg Maersk as she struggled southwards through Biscay in horrible weather. The fact that most of them were empties and probably sunk will soften the blow for the underwriters, although the French authorities will surely be making noises of disapproval at this latest cascade of marine litter onto their seabed, if not their beaches. Continue reading
Another interview in a Maritime TV series featuring Clay Maitland, Managing Partner, International Registries, Inc., and Chairman of the Merchant Marine Policy Coalition (MMPC), entitled ‘Mondays with Maitland’. The program addresses issues of the day throughout the international maritime industry. In this seventh interview in the series, from his position as Chairman of MMPC, Maitland provides his thoughts on a vision for the USMMA at Kings Point, the State Academies and a New Maritime Academy for Alaska… Continue reading
Another interview in a Maritime TV series featuring Clay Maitland, Managing Partner, International Registries, Inc., and Chairman of the Merchant Marine Policy Coalition (MMPC), entitled ‘Mondays with Maitland’. The program tackles issues of the day throughout the international maritime industry. In this sixth interview in the series, from his position as Chairman of MMPC, Maitland provides his thoughts on the recent National Maritime Strategy Symposium and what needs to happen next in this effort to re-vitalize the U.S. flag merchant fleet… Continue reading
People, especially young people contemplating their careers, aren’t stupid. If they look at a sea career, for instance, they, and their parents and any advisers will notice that most seafarers stay at sea for a relatively short period, more so when they come from the developed economies. So this might be something of a deterrent to anyone who might initially be attracted to a life afloat. Continue reading
HELLENIC-AMERICAN / NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
20th Annual Joint Shipping Conference
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 – THE WALDORF-ASTORIA STARLIGHT ROOF – 301 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY
Moderator: CLAY MAITLAND
SCOTT BORGERSON, CEO, Cargometrics
PETER KANELOS, CFO, Eletson Corporation
TED PETRONE, President, Navios
STEFANIE KASSELAKIS-KYLES, General Counsel, Poten & Partners… Continue reading