Environmental Issues and Compliance in the United States to be Seminar Topic at bi-annual Posidonia Shipping Conference and Exhibition

May 15, 2012 — Navigating the complexities of environmental issues and compliance in the United States is the focus of a seminar being offered by NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) during the bi-annual Posidonia Shipping Conference and Exhibition being held June 4-8. The seminar will be held on June 7th from 1030hrs-1230hrs in the Posidonia Seminar room at the Metropolitan Expo Centre.

“Posidonia offers the ideal opportunity to gather shipping professionals to discuss challenges in our industry”, stated Carleen Lyden-Kluss, NAMEPA Co-Founder and Executive Director. “Environmental compliance is critical to the successful operation of shipping companies. The rigorous enforcement in the United States requires a thorough understanding of the regulations and their application in the US.”

Speakers for the seminar include Ted Petrone, President, Navios Corporation; Jeanne Grasso, Partner at Blank Rome LLP; Captain Jack Kenyon, Commanding Officer of Activities Europe, United States Coast Guard; Vayia Hatziyianni, Technical Services, Overseas Shipholding Group; and a representative from Tsakos Energy Navigation.

Attendance is complementary, but due to limited space registration is required. For more information, go to www.namepa.net/2012/PosidoniaInvite.pdf.

NAMEPA is a maritime industry-led initiative which operates as a voluntary, non-profit and nongovernmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, port communities and students about the need, and strategies, for protecting this important global resource and engages maritime businesses, government and the public to
“Save our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices. For more information, go to www.namepa.net.

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