Green Marine’s 10th annual conference took place at the Hyatt Pier Sixty Six Hotel, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from Tuesday, May 30th to Thursday, June 1st.
Sustainability was put forward in many great ways: from the opening notes by Heike Deggim, the International Maritime Organization’s senior deputy director of the Sub-Division for Protective Measures of the Marine Environment Division, to the final cruise event where attendees obtained a closer look at the port’s container, bulk and cruise facilities, as well as its initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts on Florida’s unique ecosystems and marine mammals such as manatees.
As always, GreenTech 2017 addressed numerous other issues, all directly linked to sustainable shipping from clean ship innovation to underwater noise, air emissions, LNG, community resilience, port development mitigation, and environmental leadership. The first ever session devoted to the cruise industry – prompted by Fort Lauderdale’s proximity to Port Everglades ranked among the world’s top three cruise ports – also proved to generated extensive interest and keen discussion.
The GreenTech 2017 conference held by Green Marine in Fort Lauderdale last May 30 to June 1 received its PLANETAIR certification as a carbon-neutral event. For the fourth consecutive year, Green Marine purchased high-quality carbon offset credits to neutralize the climate footprint of its annual conference. All factors were taken into account, namely the conference […]
Green Marine organized a workshop at its annual GreenTech conference this past spring to provide guidance on how to use the Port Emission Inventory Tool (PEIT). Transport Canada licensed the use of PEIT to Green Marine last year so that all its member ports in both Canada and the United States would be able to […]
Green Marine is pleased to welcome Sylvie Vachon as one of its directors. The Montreal Port Authority President and CEO was elected during the Annual General Meeting held on May 31, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale where Green Marine held its 10th annual conference, GreenTech 2017. “Sylvie Vachon’s nomination shows a high-level commitment to sustainability from […]