World Maritime Day Sponsors
ADMIRAL LEVEL SPONSORS
Blank Rome Maritime is one of America’s largest law firms. With more than 500 attorneys serving clients across the globe, Blank Rome is an international law firm representing businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities. Blank Rome helps its clients in all aspects of their businesses. The Firm’s practices cover areas including business tax; commercial and corporate litigation; employment benefits and labor; financial services; bankruptcy and financial restructuring; government relations; health law; intellectual property; maritime, international trade and procurement; matrimonial; privately held and emerging companies; product liability; public companies and capital formation; public finance; real estate; trusts and estates; and white collar, internal and government investigations. Blank Rome also represents pro bono clients in a wide variety of cases and matters.
More information about Blank Rome is available at www.BlankRome.com.
Clay Maitland hopes to create a dialogue and debate in the shipping industry worldwide to stimulate support for quality objectives. These are to build support for action to create safer ships, cleaner seas and greater protection for the environment. The achievement of these goals is vital during the current recession, to prevent slippage in quality due to financial pressures.
Clay Maitland blogs entirely as an independent person, expressing his own views and not those of International Registries, Inc (IRI) of which I am a Managing Partner, nor those of the Marshall Islands ship registry which it administers. They also are not the views of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association [NAMEPA], of which he is Chairman.
You can read Clay Maitland's blog at www.ClayMaitland.com.
North American Marine Environment
NAMEPA operates as a voluntary, non-profit and non-governmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, port communities and children about the need, and strategies, for protecting this important global resource. NAMEPA follows in the spirit of HELMEPA’s Declaration of Voluntary Commitment of 1982 “To Save the Seas.”
To ensure its financial sustainability and enjoy respect and recognition, the NAMEPA recruits a membership consisting of domestic and international companies within shipping and the wider land-based industries (such as oil companies, banks, insurance companies, etc.) who share the objectives of NAMEPA “To Save the Seas.” These companies and individuals pay annual membership fees which are used to support the efforts of NAMEPA to fulfill its mission “To Save the Seas.”
This proactive, industry-led initiative demonstrates to all our commitment to preserving our seas for the world to enjoy and present our industry in a positive light. Please accept our invitation to join this important industry group.
More information about NAMEPA is available at www.namepa.net.
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company focused on the transport and transshipment of drybulk commodities including iron ore, coal and grain. As a carrier, Navios operates principally handymax and panamax bulk carriers, deploying owned, chartered and leased vessels. Navios has extensive experience performing complex freight movements and bulk cargo logistics around the world, and in providing innovative solutions for customers' special requirements. Navios is also a leader and innovator in seaborne risk management and shipping advisory services, and a strong financial partner with a secure asset base.
More information about Navios is available at www.navios.com.
Nexus Consulting is the premier security firm for the protection of personnel, assets, proprietary information, and your competitive advantage throughout the world. Nexus is committed to upholding the highest ethical and moral security solutions in a dynamic and increasing connected world.
More information about Nexus Consulting is at www.ncga.us.
Sea Research Foundation:
Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration www.mysticaquarium.org
Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration and Immersion Presents are divisions of Sea Research Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration. Located in the historic seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut, the Aquarium welcomes approximately 750,000 visitors each year. Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is also the place where the expeditions and discoveries of Dr. Robert Ballard are brought to life through unique exhibits and real time, high definition satellite broadcasts. Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is one of New England’s largest informal learning institutions reaching over 600,000 young people locally and nationally. Extensive animal study programs at the Aquarium and in the wild contribute to our understanding of our ocean planet and its inhabitants.
More information about Mystic Aquarium is available at www.mysticaquarium.org.
TBS provides worldwide shipping solutions to industrial shippers through our Five Star Service: ocean transportation, projects, operations, port services, and strategic planning. The TBS shipping network operates liner, parcel and dry bulk services, supported by a fleet of multipurpose tweendeckers and handysize / handymax bulk carriers, including specialized heavy-lift vessels and newbuild tonnage.
More information about TBS International is available at www.tbsship.com.
CAPTAIN LEVEL SPONSORS
ABS is a leading international classification society devoted to promoting the security of life, property and the marine environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.
Learn more about ABS on their website: www.eagle.org.
Alaris Companies provides customized maritime services worldwide. Our suite of services includes maritime staffing, vessel crewing, marine engineering & project management, and a special focus on maritime energy management. All of our Senior Energy Management Engineers are experienced vessel superintendents who hold both a Chief Engineer’s license and designation from the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M). Together with affiliate staff, the Alaris Energy Management Team comprises the most knowledgeable and experienced energy management resources in the maritime industry.
More information about Alaris Companies is available at www.alariscompanies.com.
Chamber of Shipping of America
The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) represents 31 U.S. based companies that either own, operate or charter oceangoing tankers, container ships, chemical ships, dry bulk vessels, integrated tug-barge units and other merchant vessels engaged in both the domestic and international trades or maintain a commercial interest in the operation of such oceangoing vessels. CSA is active in representing its members before the U.S. Congress and administrative agencies such as the Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency and Customs Service. CSA sits on the U.S. delegation to the International Maritime Organization in London, enjoying a direct input to the decisions of the U.S. delegate. CSA is the U.S. ship owner representative to the International Labor Organization. Two categories of membership in CSA are available. Full membership is open to any company that has a substantial presence in the U.S. and owns, operates or charters vessels. Associate membership is open to companies who are not qualified for full membership yet have an interest in one or more of the issues addressed by the organization.
More information about the Chamber of Shipping of America is available at www.knowships.org.
Det Norske Veritas
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. DNV is one of the world's leading classification societies. We assist our customers within the maritime industry to manage the risks in all phases of a ship's life, through ship classification, fuel testing, and a range of technical business risk, environmental, and competency-related services.
More information about DNV is available at www.dnv.com.
Future Care is a provider of national and international medical care management services. The company assists medical claims payers in adapting cost containment and medical care management solutions to the environment mandated by the U.S. Federal Jones Act, the International Seafarer's Law, Workers Compensation and International Healthcare.
More information about FutureCare is available at www.futurecareinc.com.
Germanischer Lloyd offers traditional classification services as well as expert advice, consultancy, advanced engineering, certification, training and software solutions. GL maritime experts are advisors to governments, IMO, flag states and port states.
More information about Germanischer Lloyd is available at www.gl-group.com/en/.
Propeller Club of New York & New Jersey
What the Propeller Club does is to bring together the maritime community in its local port area to network and provide informative programs and social activities to its members.
There are many challenges facing our maritime community in the New York port area. For these reasons, and the sheer joy of gathering as a community, we have revived the New York chapter, now known as the Propeller Club Chapter, Port of New York and New Jersey, a part of the International Propeller Club of the United States.
More information about the Propeller Club of New York & New Jersey is available at www.propellerclubnynj.org.
TORM is one of the world’s leading carriers of refined oil products as well as a significant participant in the dry bulk market. The Company operates a combined fleet of more than 140 modern vessels, principally through a pooling cooperation with other respected shipping companies who share TORM’s commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and customer service. TORM was founded in 1889. The Company conducts business worldwide and is headquartered in Copenhagen. TORM’s shares are listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen (symbol: TRMD).
Further information can be found on the TORM website: www.torm.com.
Transport Canada (www.tc.gc.ca)
Canada – Committed to the Goals of the International Maritime Community. Canada has one of the safest and most secure transportation systems in the world. Canada works closely with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to establish global standards that can be adopted into its regulatory framework, providing safe, secure and environmentally responsible navigation for vessels trading in or transitting through Canadian waters.
Canada is a founding member of the IMO and has been elected to Council without interruption since 1959. This dedicated effort will continue in order to advance an international framework for safe, secure and sustainable marine practices, a sound marine infrastructure, and to protect the marine environment.
More information about Transport Canada is available at www.tc.gc.ca.