3/13/2018: CMA Shipping 2018 – Summary of keynote address by Deputy Commandant for Operations, Vice Adm. Charles Ray

Ray’s remarks focused on securing the alignment of safe and efficient commerce. He pointed out that 90 percent of the world trade is carried by shipping and the U.S. alone accounts for 26 percent of the world’s consumer market. The United States is the fifth largest ship-owning country by tonnage and accounts for 986,816 metric tons of goods and services, which equates to 1.47 trillion U.S. dollars.


3/12/2018: CMA Shipping 2018 – Summary of remarks by Asst Commandant for Prevention Policy Rear Adm. John Nadeau

Rear Adm. Nadeau’s remarks focused on Port State Control for the past year and ballast water management compliance and extensions. Nadeau said his goal is to ensure a safe, secure, and efficient Marine Transportation System by focusing on oversight of recognized organizations, SMS effectiveness, cyber risk management, and future implications of autonomous vessels.


4/13/2017: Connecticut Maritime Association’s 2017 Shipping Conference – Remarks from Rear Admiral Steven Poulin, First District Commander

In our final post in the CMA 2017 series, Poulin talks about Coast Guard initiatives and programs related to seafarers’ professionalism and well-being.


4/5/2017: Connecticut Maritime Association’s 2017 Shipping Conference – Remarks from Vice Adm. Charles Ray, deputy commandant for operations

In March, senior Coast Guard leaders had the opportunity to make remarks on various topics during the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2017 conference and expo in Stamford, Connecticut. Third in the series is a keynote address by Vice Admiral Charles Ray, deputy commandant for operations. In his remarks, Ray talks about the ever-changing maritime environment and how Coast Guard regulations will continue to protect the environment but also support the Marine Transportation System.


4/3/2017: Connecticut Maritime Association’s 2017 Shipping Conference – Remarks from Jeffrey Lantz, Office of Regs & Standards

In March, senior Coast Guard leaders had the opportunity to make remarks on various topics during the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2017 conference and expo in Stamford, Connecticut. Continuing with the CMA 2017 series, next up are remarks by Mr. Jeffrey Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. In his remarks, Lantz provides his thoughts on US ballast water regulations, compliance with MARPOL Annex I and VI, and touches on a new program, QUALSHIP 21 E-Zero, designed to recognize excellence in industry environmental stewardship.


3/31/2017: Connecticut Maritime Association’s 2017 Shipping Conference – Remarks from Rear Admiral Paul Thomas

Earlier this month, senior Coast Guard leaders had the opportunity to make remarks on various topics during the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2017 conference and expo. For those of you who were unable to attend, Maritime Commons is providing a condensed version of each set of remarks, in a four-part blog series. First up, are remarks made by Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, during a shared-stage panel on cyber security.