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The “Trading in U.S. Waters | Ensuring a Culture of Environmental Compliance” - a Posidonia Conference Program Event – took place on June 9, 2016 at 10.30-14.30 hours, at Metropolitan Expo Center Seminar Room 1.

The seminar was held under the auspices of the Embassy of the United States of America in Athens, by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), in full cooperation with the Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Athens and the Int’l Propeller Club of the United States, Int’l Port of Piraeus.

More than 350 distiguished guests, representatives from  the global shipping and business community participated at the seminar and took part in the vibrant dialogue, expressing their deep concerns about the requirements and regulations affecting all vessels who trade in and out of U.S. ports, and they need to be well understood by all.

The aim of this informational event which was  to assist the global and local shipping community and maritime stakeholders to acquire a fully integrated approach to U.S. requirements for vessels visiting US ports was fully achieved.

We thank our distinguished speakers and associates from Greece and abroad who have honored us with their presence and the seminar sponsors and supporters for their  help and support.

SEMINAR PROGRAM

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SEMINAR SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS

SESSION 1 | REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND ITS IMPACTS

WELCOME ADDRESSES

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BRYAN LARSON, Commercial Counselor, EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IN ATHENS

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SIMOS ANASTASOPOULOS, President, AMERICAN-HELLENIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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JOE HUGHES, CEO the American Club/Incoming Chairman, NAMEPA

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GLOBAL REGULATORY UPDATE | JUVENAL SHIUNDU, Deputy Director/Head Program Management, Technical Cooperation Division, INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

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UPDATES ON REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES | CAPTAIN TOM KAMINSKI, Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Activities in Europe, U.S. COAST GUARD

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VESSEL GENERAL PERMIT: U.S. REQUIREMENTS FOR VESSELS VISITING US PORTS – AIR EMISSIONS (NOX, SOX), FUEL SWITCHING & EPA PENALTY POLICY | ELIAS KARIAMBAS, Marine Business Development Manager, Global Marine Organization, AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING

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THE COST OF NON COMPLIANCE | JEANNE GRASSO, Partner, BLANK ROME LLP

SESSION 2 | THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF COMPLIANCE

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WHAT RESPONSIBLE SHIPOWNERS/CHARTERERS ARE DOING TODAY | ANTONIOS VRONDISSIS, Vice President, QHSE & Vetting/DPA, NAVIOS TANKERS MANAGEMENT INC.

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A CLEAN APPROACH TO OIL DISCHARGE COMPLIANCE | SCOTT GROVES. Business Development Manager-Marine, THORDON BEARINGS INC., Canada

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HAS OPA 90 PAID OFF??? | ELIAS PSYLLOS, Commercial Manager, T&T SALVAGE

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Q&A SESSION | Ms. Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA facilitated an engaging dialogue among the participants.

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Dr. Konstantinos Rokkos, Governor of the Int’l Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus & Chairmani/CEO. TST International S.A., coordinated successfully the seminar procedure

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 Under the Auspices

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ATHENS, GREECE

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ORGANIZERS

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  • June 9, 2016 - June 14, 2016
    10:35 am - 6:30 pm

Event Location

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Venue Phone: 210 3542900

Address:
Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, Spata, ATT, GR, 19019