Associations agree to serve as ambassadors for the environmental program by encouraging their members to join and /or endorse the program and promoting the efforts and successes of Green Marine.
Founded in 1912, AAPA today represents 140 of the leading seaport authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and more than 300 sustaining and associate members, firms and individuals with an interest in seaports. The volume of cargo shipped by water is expected to dramatically increase by 2020 and the number of passengers traveling through seaports will continue to grow. To meet these demands, the AAPA and its members are committed to keeping seaports navigable, secure and sustainable.
The American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA) is an organization representing the interests of the public port authorities on the U.S. side of the Great Lakes. The organization works to inform and influence public policies, primarily at the federal level, that foster maritime commerce and related employment in the Great Lakes region.
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems. ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession. Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army. ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States. It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy’s Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology.
The Association of Canadian Port Authorities was founded in 1958 and groups together ports and related marine interests into one national association. ACPA represents all Canadian Port Authorities, various government entities and companies doing business in the marine sector, and is the leading Association for the advocacy and advancement of the Canadian Port Industry. ACPA members contribute significantly to the local, regional and national economy of Canada, responsible for over 250,000 direct and indirect jobs and handling over $162 billion worth of goods annually.
The BC Marine Terminal Operators Association is the voice of marine terminals in British Columbia. It is dedicated to safe, high quality and reliable movement of goods through B.C.’s ports. Established in November 1963, the BC Marine Terminal Operators Association has been actively engaged with all stakeholders to ensure that Canada’s Pacific Gateway delivers sustainable, competitive terminal capacity to meet Canada’s growing international trade in exports and imports.
The Canadian Ferry Association is the national voice of ferries in Canada. Our members operate with the highest professional and operational standards and promote the safe operation of ferry services in Canada. CFOA joins eleven other Canadian and American marine industry associations as non-voting members of Green Marine Management Corporation.
The Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association was founded in 1966 to foster public awareness of the role of marine pilots in protecting public safety and the environment, and to work with other marine stakeholders to ensure a vibrant and healthy marine sector. The CMPA represents virtually all of Canada’s 400 pilots. As a national body, the CMPA is concerned with all marine issues as they affect pilots – whether expressed through legislation, regulation, policy reviews or industry consultations.
The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) represents the bi-national Great Lakes-St. Lawrence commercial marine industry. Its members are domestic and international ship owners and ship operators, Canadian and U.S. ports. industrial shippers, the St. Lawrence Seaway. terminals, elevators, logistics companies, and other marine-related companies. The CMC represents approximately 150 companies that rely on marine transportation to deliver products and materiel that serve people all over the world.The marine industry is vital to our prosperity by enabling efficient trade within North America and around the world. As the safest, most efficient and environmentally smart method of carrying bulk freight, the increased use of marine transportation alleviates highway congestion, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is a vital catalyst to overall economic prosperity.
Based in Washington DC, the Chamber of Shipping of America is a nonprofit US national ship owners’ trade association with 34 member companies. It focuses on compliance programs for large oceangoing ships for both existing and future regulatory initiatives. The issues are worked at the international level (International Maritime Organization) as well as US federal and state levels, including the coast guard (USCG), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia represents vessel owners, operators and shipping agencies engaged in international trade through Canada’s Pacific gateway. The association fosters the development of collaborative solutions and promotes the development of effective and responsive legislation that continues to support a robust and sound shipping industry.
The mandate of the Council of Marine Carrier is to further the interests and to conserve the rights of members of the Council and to promote their general welfare. The Council’s role is to formulate and advocate policies, legislation and regulations that are beneficial to the tug and barge industry. The Council of Marine Carriers represents the membership in all matters before the appropriate governmental and industrial agencies.
The International Ship-Owners Alliance of Canada mission is to promote the interests of shipowners/operators with a presence in Canada. ISAC’s role is to monitor relevant marine policy and legislative developments and represent its members’ interests before the federal and provincial governments of Canada as well as other national and international organizations and regulatory authorities.
The Michigan Aggregates Association promotes best practices for safe and efficient aggregate production, responsible environmental stewardship and reasonable material specifications for our members. Through community involvement, the association educates the public and creates a sustainable industry for future generations by providing materials used by Michigan citizens in their daily lives.
NAMEPA is an independent, marine industry-led association that engages maritime businesses, government and the public to “Save our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA operates as a non-governmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment by educating seafarers, port communities and students about the need and strategies for protecting this important global resource
Ontario Marine Transportation Forum is a collaboration of Ontario’s marine transportation community including ports, carriers, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and other key service providers. Their goal is to more effectively integrate marine transportation into Ontario’s transportation infrastructure. The OMTF team is eager to promote marine transportation as the safest, most efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation.
The Shipping Federation of Canada, incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1903, is the association that represents and promotes the interests of the owners, operators and agents of ships involved in Canada’s world trade. The Federation’s member companies are involved in all sectors of the shipping industry, including dry bulk, liquid bulk, container and cruise. The Federation’s key activities are to provide advocacy for the ocean shipping industry; offer operational support to its membership; disseminate information to members, governments and the general public; and provide training to members and other industry stakeholders.
Since 1985, SODES has been a key player in promoting the St. Lawrence region’s economic activity and growth. It advocates on behalf of the marine community by representing its interests and projects in all forums and before all bodies concerned with the St. Lawrence region’s economic future. By working with its numerous members from various backgrounds, SODES strives to further the sustainable development of the St. Lawrence.
St. Lawrence Shipoperators’ mission is to represent and promote the interests of Canadian shipoperators in order to support their growth and develop shipping on the St. Lawrence River.
The USGLSA was established in 1956 to support the work of U.S. vessel agents. Originally based in Chicago, the Association now handles vessel agent issues throughout the entire U.S. Great Lakes – from Duluth, MN to the U.S. Seaway locks in Massena, NY. The Association stays current on regulatory, legislative, and operations policy changes as they may impact commercial vessel operations in the Great Lakes. The Association is active in monitoring programs, regulations and issues.
The Washington Maritime Federation is comprised of maritime, economic development and business organizations that have come together to support the maritime industry. By bringing together these representatives and supporters of the many diverse segments of the maritime industry, and the greater business community at large, the Washington Maritime Federation will build consensus, provide a unified voice for the industry and join together to drive change in matters of common interest.
The Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) promotes the interests of the port community through effective government relations, ongoing education, and strong advocacy programs.
Green Marine’s newsletter is released every two months and presents all relevant information regarding the environmental program. It also showcases best practices and green initiatives.
Any time you have third-party independent verification of your environmental initiatives, it gives credibility to the process. You can toot your own horn all you want, but you must have a way to truly be credible about the information that you provide to shareholders and the public.
Ronald Tursi, President, TBS Ship Management