Developed by TMS, in collaboration with Brenock, Ocean Guardian is a digital tool that provides shipboard operators with immediate access to environmental regulations around the world. The software system removes the guesswork from environmental compliance, providing operators with immediate and accurate information on regulations pertaining to a specific location.
TGM, which offers global maritime waste management and carbon footprint reduction programs in 56 countries and more that 100 ports, will work in collaboration with TMS to implement mutually beneficial programs, projects and activities designed to promote the recognition of vetted port reception facilities around the world.
“This collaboration comes at a time when a greater emphasis is being placed on marine environment protection and preservation,” said Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, President of Total Marine Solutions. “Ocean Guardian provides the full environmental picture for an area by incorporating port information including availability of reception facilities, MARPOL certificate requirements, waste stream handling details and basic port contact information.”
Under Ocean Guardian’s Manage Port Module, clients will be able to immediately see which ports have reception facilities vetted by TGM. In addition, TGM clients will be able to use the Ocean Guardian web-based portal to store port specific documents.
“This collaboration is unprecedented and timely as the global maritime industry is demanding 360 degrees of environmental compliance,” said TGM Co-founder Alejandro Trillo Menchelli. “There is a clear need in the maritime industry for adequate Port Reception Facilities with full visibility of the whole sustainable process. We are looking into incorporating blockchain in the data management area to have full transparency with all the stakeholders involved in the process.”
About Total Marine Solutions
Total Marine Solutions was established in 2000 with a specific mission to supply environmental products and services with a commitment to customer service and consistent, reliable support. Its focus has remained fixed on working with ship owners and operators in complying with the ever-changing regulations related to environmental protection. This is accomplished through representation of quality manufacturers specializing in the treatment of waste streams, development of monitoring devices and analysis support. Bringing more than thirty years of support expertise in both the sales and purchasing functions of ship operations, the management team at TMS maintains a mindset of ensuring a heightened standard of service excellence. This standard motivates our processes and overall way of doing business. For more information visit tms-fla.com and oceanguardian.com.
TGM Fleet & Consulting Services was stablished in Germany in 2016 with the mission of reducing Global Warming by coordinating a worldwide network of Port Reception Facilities for Ship Generated Waste. With a “One Stop Shop” approach TGM coordinates waste management in more than 100 ports in 50 countries. Standardized metrics, waste volumes, waste disposal costs, recycling metrics, and official documentation such as waste delivery receipts and waste treatment certificates are stored in one place so the clients have KPIs available at any time. TGM also audits the port reception facilities to make sure they are 100% compliant. Apart from the convenience of coordinating waste management services throughout the world with a single source, TGM also offers the first global liability insurance that covers any service contracted with them. For further information visit www.tgm-global.net
We received a lot of wonderful coverage from the maritime media about Ocean Guardian’s most recent partnership with Marine Press. We wanted to share it with you. The following are some of the publications that covered our exciting announcement.
Maritime Logistics ProfessionalNavigation solutions provider Marine Press, environmental product and services company Total Marine Solutions and maritime software and technology firm Brenock have partnered to advance digital transformation in the maritime industry.
Marine Link In an exclusive arrangement announced today at Marine Money, Marine Press will offer Total Marine Solution’s Ocean Guardian as an embedded software in its SeaPassage suite of integrated e-navigation solutions.
Offshore SourceMarine Press, Total Marine Solutions and Brenock have partnered to advance digital transformation in the maritime industry. In an exclusive arrangement announced today at Marine Money, Marine Press will offer Total Marine Solution’s Ocean Guardian as an embedded software in its SeaPassage suite of integrated e-navigation solutions.
Digital ShipMarine Press, Total Marine Solutions and Brenock have announced a new partner agreement which will see Marine Press add Total Marine Solution’s Ocean Guardian application as an embedded software in its SeaPassage package of e-navigation systems.
Partnership brings together best in class environmental compliance and navigational tools
June 20, 2018 – Marine Press, Total Marine Solutions and Brenock have partnered to advance digital transformation in the maritime industry. In an exclusive arrangement announced today at Marine Money, Marine Press will offer Total Marine Solution’s Ocean Guardian as an embedded software in its SeaPassage suite of integrated e-navigation solutions. The inclusion of Ocean Guardian brings voyage planning and environmental operations together for safer navigation, easier compliance and more efficient workflow.
“Bringing Ocean Guardian to Marine Press clients is a significant step forward in transforming the industry. It creates the most comprehensive digital navigation and voyage planning tool on the market – a seamless product that simplifies onboard decision making and voyage planning,” said Nicholas Bourque, CEO of Marine Press. “We are delighted to provide this benefit to our clients.”
“We created Ocean Guardian as a digitization tool to improve environmental compliance and enhance workflow. The exclusive partnership with Marine Press is a natural step in further integrating compliance into overall shipboard operations,” said Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, president of Total Marine Solutions. “We’re proud to partner with the industry leader in e-navigation to provide something never before seen on the market.”
Ocean Guardian provides environmental compliance and regulatory information for international, national, regional and company rules at the click of a button. Alarms and optional relay valves alert operators to changes in regulatory requirements as a ship moves. Ocean Guardian is verified and vetted by a third-party law firm, ensuring the regulatory database is comprehensive and accurate. The partnership allows Marine Press clients to include environmental compliance requirements in voyage planning seamlessly, significantly increasing workflow efficiency.
Digital navigation solutions from Marine Press and Ocean Guardian will be integrated in partnership with Brenock, a leader in maritime software and technology.
Known for excellent customer service and client support, Marine Press and Total Marine Solutions are leaders in providing innovative and advanced solutions to the maritime market.
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About Total Marine Solutions
Total Marine Solutions was established in 2000 with a specific mission to supply environmental products and services with a commitment to customer service and consistent, reliable support. Its focus has remained fixed on working with ship owners and operators in complying with the ever-changing regulations related to environmental protection. This is accomplished through representation of quality manufacturers specializing in the treatment of waste streams, development of monitoring devices and analysis support. Bringing more than thirty years of support expertise in both the sales and purchasing functions of ship operations, the management team at TMS maintains a mindset of ensuring a heightened standard of service excellence. This standard motivates our processes and overall way of doing business.
Marine Press offers a complete range of integrated navigation solutions – from paper products to e-navigation. We understand the needs of vessel operators and our solutions are as flexible as our customers are diverse. Our solutions are all designed to improve efficiency and ease your day-to-day operations onboard and ashore.
Brenock solutions power the most notable Fortune 500 companies in the Cruise, Marine, Hospitality, Financial, Medical and Idea Management verticals. We have specialists with years of deep industry experience, so your customized applications not only achieve your functional goals, but show proven success metrics.We understand the significance of our partnership and the services we create for you. There is no place for second best. That’s why our customers have come back to us time and time again, year after year for the past twenty five years.
State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College will feature Ocean Guardian, a digital environmental compliance tool for Summer Sea Term 2018 to provide cadets with hands-on environmental compliance training with the latest technology. SUNY Maritime is the first maritime college in the world to install Ocean Guardian on a training vessel.
SUNY Maritime provides cadets with real-world experience and contacts through its programs and curriculum. With environmental compliance operations increasingly complex and essential onboard vessels, SUNY Maritime aims to provide students with the latest technology and advanced training, so they are well prepared for the workforce.
“Protecting our oceans is a critical piece of a SUNY Maritime College student’s education,” said Lori Kie, director of communications at SUNY Maritime. “The college is proud to bring Ocean Guardian’s technology to its students.”
Developed by Total Marine Solutions, Ocean Guardian is a digitization tool that matches a vessels location to a comprehensive regulatory database. The database includes international, national, regional, port and company regulations for discharge streams worldwide. The at-a-glance simplicity of Ocean Guardian helps operators immediately understand what can and cannot be discharged, while instant access to digital copies of regulations increases operator competency and understanding of regulations.
“We’re proud to offer Ocean Guardian to SUNY Maritime in order to enhance the education, competency and training that the cadets receive through real-world applications,” said Total Marine Solution’s president Alexandra Anagnostis Irons.
Total Marine Solutions will oversee the installation of Ocean Guardian and SUNY Maritime alumna Anna Silva (’98) will be on hand to deliver training to officers, instructors and approximately 740 cadets before Summer Sea Term begins. They will leave Throggs Neck, New York on May 7. This year, the cadets will be calling on San Juan, Puerto Rico; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Glasgow, Scotland; Gaeta, Italy; and Ponta Delgada, Azores before returning to New York on August 10, 2018.
“Summer Sea Term’s worldwide itinerary will really give cadets the chance to understand first-hand how complex the regulatory environment is,” said Total Marine Solution’s manager of business development and SUNY Maritime alumna Anna Silva. “Training with Ocean Guardian will give them a real-world understanding of how the latest technology can help vessels enhance environmental compliance operations.”
One of the requirements to earn a U.S. Coast Guard license (deck or engine) is to accrue 180 days of sea time prior to taking the USCG license exam to become a Merchant Mariner. Summer Sea Term allows cadets to gain this time following their freshmen, sophomore and junior years. Through a combination of watch standing, classroom learning, maintenance and repair work rotations, cadets get hands-on experience in shipboard operations.
Anna Silva, Business Development Manager at TMS spoke to more than a dozen students about her career in the maritime industry at an event sponsored by the Urban League of Broward County and Seafarers’ House. Speaking about her education, the role of women in the maritime industry and the various career opportunities available at land and at sea, Silva helped inspire these students to think about careers in the maritime industry. The students also heard from Rosemary M. of Resolve Maritime Academy and toured the Chiquita facility at Port Everglades to learn about the journey of a banana.
Anna Silva of Total Marine Solutions was proud to speak at the 2017 International Day of the Seafarer event at Seafarers’ House. Students from South Broward High School’s Marine Magnet program were treated to a full day behind the scenes at Port Everglades. In addition to a port tour and visit to the watch tower, students toured a Chiquita warehouse – to see truly what it takes to get fruit to their breakfast table. Anna shared her seafaring experience with the students, answered questions and gave them insight into what a career at sea entails. Thanks to the Sun Sentinel for covering the event and of course to our own Anna Silva for sharing her career and expertise with these students!
To read the Sun Sentinel article about Day of the Seafarer, including Anna’s thoughts, click the image below.
Thank you to the many members of the armed services and private sector who joined us to celebrate women in the military as part of 2017 Fleet Week Port Everglades! This was our 3rd annual Salute to Women in the Military luncheon and we thoroughly enjoy hosting this event each year! This year our key note speaker was Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/Director of Naval Intelligence. Also joining us was Rear Admiral Babette “Bette” Bolivar, Commander, Navy Region Southeast; Captain Austin Gould, Chief of Staff, Seventh Coast Guard District; and Captain Megan Dean, Commanding Officer of Sector Miami.
TMS is once again proud to welcome visitors and U.S. servicemen and women to 2017 Fleet Week Port Everglades! One of our favorite events of the year, Fleet Week Port Everglades brings U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard vessels to our port for a week of community activities, celebrations and to honor the brave sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve in our armed forces.
TMS is proud to be a long time supporter of Fleet Week Port Everglades. This year we’re honored to once again sponsor the Salute to Women in the Military Luncheon on May 4th. It’s been our pleasure to sponsor this event the last several years – we love bringing together women from our armed services and the private sector to connect as mentors, professional colleagues and of course build friendships! With so many women selecting careers in the military and advancing to senior management positions, this event is a great way to highlight the female and male leaders who are helping to create advanced opportunities for women in the military.
Vessels begin to arrive on May 1st and activities will run through May 7th. Some of our favorite events each year are the Resolve Marine Damage Control Olympics, the Salute to Women in the Military Luncheon (of course!) and the Take a Hero Fishing event. Each year Fleet Week is filled with activities and events, many of which are open to the public, some require advanced tickets. You can find a full schedule of activities at: http://www.browardnavydaysinc.org/schedule.html.
Looking forward to seeing you out and about in support of our troops and our maritime community this week!
Navigating the complex web of environmental regulations governing the maritime industry is about to become easier with the launch of Ocean Guardian, a new tool created by Total Marine Solutions, a Fort Lauderdale-based environmental products and services company.
Ocean Guardian significantly simplifies a shipboard operator’s ability to comply with marine environmental regulations by taking the guesswork out of determining which regulations apply to a specific area.
“There are numerous governing bodies which regulate emissions and discharge for each country and region. The regulations are updated and modified regularly, making it difficult for onboard operators to ensure compliance with the most up-to-date rules and guidance,” said Total Marine Solutions’ President Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons. “Ocean Guardian is an easy-to-use program that provides operators with immediate access to the latest regulations at the click of a button.”
Ocean Guardian matches a ship’s exact location with its one-of-a-kind comprehensive global regulatory database to supply operators with the specific environmental regulations and rules for that location. Fully integrated with a ship’s Global Positioning System (GPS), Ocean Guardian is location specific up to .25nm, removing the need to review numerous manuals, guides and environmental matrices to determine which regulations apply.
“Today’s heightened regulatory environment has resulted in greater challenges for the maritime industry. Enforcement agencies are taking stronger action to hold those who violate environmental regulations accountable for marine pollution,” said Anagnostis-Irons. “In the last several years we have seen record-breaking fines imposed. Ocean Guardian is designed to help companies facilitate consistent compliance throughout their fleet.”
Ocean Guardian was developed with Brenock, a leader in cutting-edge software solutions in the maritime industry and a long-time business partner of Total Marine Solutions.
“The complexity and breadth of the Ocean Guardian platform made it one of the most challenging projects we have undertaken in the last twenty years. It really is a game changer in the marine industry,” said Manus Walsh, who founded Brenock.
Designed for the international maritime industry, Ocean Guardian’s database not only is updated by experienced marine professionals, but further verified and vetted by a third-party, independent maritime law firm to give clients the confidence of knowing that the information they have is the most up-to-date possible.
“The idea of trying to become environmental experts is a tough challenge for a lot of companies, especially with the pace of change in the environmental regulatory world,”
said Richard Pruitt, founder of RMP Sustainability, LLC, which provides guidance in environmental compliance and sustainability to the maritime industry. “The people I have spoken with welcome Ocean Guardian entering into the industry and having it available on their ships.”
Ocean Guardian will launch to the public at the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Shipping 2017 Conference and Exhibition taking place March 20- March 22, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Conn. A demonstration and question and answer session is planned for Tuesday, March 21, 2017.