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 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 Wharf Operators’ Association (BCWOA) is a group of terminal companies, providing the bulk, break-bulk commodity and intermodal transfer interface between railcars, trucks, barges and large ocean vessels. The 13 association members handle the vast majority of the tonnage moving though the Ports of Vancouver and Squamish.
The Canadian Ferry Operators 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 Canadian Shipowners Association represents owners of Canadian-flagged short sea vessels in policy development, regulatory affairs and government relations in Canada, the United States and internationally. Policy positions and submissions are the results of collective staff and membership research, consultation and policy analysis. The CSA also funds and conducts original research in support of increased short sea shipping capacity in Canada.
The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) is the voice of the commercial marine industry. The CMC represents over 170 companies that rely on marine transportation to deliver products and materiel that serve people all over the world. Grain, sugar, salt, iron ore, steel, stone, cement, aluminum, clothing, furniture, computers, electronics and most consumer goods, … almost everything, at least in part, has been on a ship.
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.
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.
Green Marine newsletter The Green Wave is released every two months and presents Green Marine latest members and all relevant information regarding the environmental program. It also showcases Green Marine members’ best practices and green initiatives in its Spotlight on Partners and Industry success stories sections.
We are pleased to note that the North American maritime industry has adopted an environmental program in which participants commit to minimizing the environmental impact of their activities and to continuously improving their environmental performance.Esther Blier, Executive director, Marine Mammal Observation Network