World Maritime Day 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.
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.
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.