TMS’ Caroline Medich and Valerie Cannon attended a Sustainable Marine Aquaculture and Seafood Workshop hosted by MOWI USA. The event was part of the One Ocean Expedition of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research and supported by the Consulate General & Team Norway. The workshop was held aboard Norway’s largest and oldest square-rigged sailing ship, the S.S. Statsraad Lehmkuhl, which was recently converted into a state-of-the-art floating ocean research laboratory.
The workshop focused on information sharing and knowledge advancement for sustainable marine aquaculture development, with frank discussions regarding green shipping, shoreside power options and regulatory requirements. The roundtable discussion was moderated by Catarina Martins, Chief Sustainability and Technology Officer, Mowi ASA (Norway). One of the key takeaways from the workshop was the need for collaboration between all stakeholders, including shoreside utility and environmental planning. Florida Ocean Alliance’s Executive Director, Laura DiBella, was the keynote speaker.
The One Ocean Expedition is a two year circumnavigation by Statsraad Lehmkuhl to share knowledge about the crucial role of the ocean for a sustainable development in a global perspective. The One Ocean Expediton is a recognized part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. You can trace the expedition’s journey on their website: https://oneoceanexpedition.com.
The decarbonization of electricity production plays a significant role in finding a sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy supply and floating wind turbines are a viable solution. As much is being discussed about this expanding industry, we want to share an informative resource with you from Bureau Veritas, a white paper which shares the lessons BV has learned though experience working as a third-party independent verification body for offshore wind and O&G.
Offshore Wind Moving to Floating, with Trust
If clicking the image above does not take you to the white paper, please click here: https://marine-offshore.bureauveritas.com/newsroom/offshore-wind-moving-floating-trust.
Inspiring the next generation of maritime leaders, we are very proud to announce Chad Jordan, 11th grade student at Fort Lauderdale High School, as the Grand Prize Winner of the TMS Bridge 2 Life Challenge! After speaking to students about opportunities in the maritime industry, and sharing BIMCO‘s ‘Ships Make the World Go‘ video, TMS President Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons challenged local high school students to submit an original video on the industry. Chad truly grasped the message of both BIMCO and TMS, which was proven once again this week – ships make the world go!
TMS’ Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons was featured in the January/February issue of Maritime Executive. Her executive profile highlighted the way TMS was able to support clients virtually through the pandemic. To read the article, click here or click the image below.
TMS is proud to join more than 300 companies world wide as a signatory for the Neptune Declaration to help resolve a humanitarian crisis on the world’s oceans. You can find out more, and join Total Marine Solutions in supporting seafarer wellbeing and an end to the crew change crisis at: https://www.globalmaritimeforum.org/
Properly treating food waste is essential for complying with regulations and protecting the marine environment. Food waste is one of the most highly regulated waste streams, with the aim of preventing the discharge of untreated food waste into the oceans. Pulpers are the most common and traditional means for treating food waste on board vessels. Large machines mechanically pulverize the food waste, skim it for contaminants and grease, and store it in large tanks until it can be properly discharged. Bio-digesters represent emerging technology in the maritime industry and offer an alternative to pulper systems. A relative newcomer to the maritime industry, bio-digesters use microorganisms to ‘digest’ the food waste.
There are two common complaints regarding food waste treatment onboard: 1) treatment equipment is loud and produces a strongly offensive odor, and 2) equipment and the treated food waste takes up a significant amount of space on board. Looking for a solution to address these complaints, we approached ORCA food digesters, a leader in land-based food digestion systems for resorts, hotels, entertainment complexes, educational institutions, and stadiums. Total Marine Solutions worked with the engineers at ORCA to design a marine specific ORCA unit that addressed these two key pain points. The result, a Low Profile OG-50, which can be installed directly in galleys or food prep areas and does not take away food prep space, does not create any odor, and works almost silently. Easy to start up and use, the ORCA system can treat food waste at the source, significantly improving workplace safety without the need to bring food waste below decks. The only byproduct of ORCA’s innovative aerobic digestion process is water. Plastics and other contaminants over 4mm are screened before the effluent leaves the ORCA preventing contaminants from being released into the marine environment.
ORCA works using microorganisms, which facilitate aerobic digestion within the system. Food waste is loaded into the ORCA at regular intervals with ORCA microorganisms added periodically. Users then walk away until it is time to ‘feed the ORCA’ again. Startup is quick and easy, and the digested material does not smell or require large tanks for holding.
For technical information on the ORCA or a demonstration of how ORCA enhances safety and sustainability aboard vessels, please contact email@example.com.
TMS President Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons was selected to join the Executive Committee of InterManager at the organization’s 2020 Annual General Meeting on 26 November 2020. InterManager is the international trade association for ship and crew managers. At the AGM, InterManager elected Mark O’Neil, the current President and CEO of Columbia ShipManagement to serve as the organization’s new president. “Being a part of this organization will allow TMS further insight into how ship managers prioritize and operate and I look forward to many opportunities to learn and collaborate with InterManager members,” said Anagnostis-Irons.
Total Marine Solutions is proud to announce it has joined InterManager as an associate member. InterManager is the international trade organization for the ship management industry. Collectively, InterManager members are involved in the management of more than 5,000 ships and in excess of 20,000 seafarers. InterManager’s key goals on behalf of its members include: driving efficiency onboard and ashore, overcoming administrative burdens, and emphasizing education and training.
Total Marine Solutions (TMS) has signed an agreement with TX Marine Messsysteme GmbH (TXM), a leader in engine energy consumption and management tools, to represent the TORXmeter and PMImkII for the United States market. This represents an expansion into energy consumption monitoring for TMS, which has focused on MARPOL compliant solutions since 2000. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Total Marine Solutions represents high-quality manufacturers of MARPOL compliant solutions worldwide to the cruise, commercial, and offshore industries. This is the company’s first agreement for fuel consumption solution and equipment.
“Energy monitoring is a natural progression for our business,” said TMS president Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons. “Fuel consumption and engine monitoring play a critical role in environmental operations and the bottom line. We’re very happy to expand into this new area for our clients.”
“The expansion of our worldwide network is very important for us. We not only want to make our products and solutions better known, also increase our global coverage through trained service partners. With TMS’ many years of experience in environmental solutions, we see a great potential for the cooperation,” said Nadine Paschen, managing director of TX Marine.
“At a time when so many of our clients are looking to optimize voyage planning, and reduce costs, with an eye on sustainability, it makes sense to collaborate with TX Marine to represent these solutions,” said Anagnostis-Irons.
TMS will offer sales, service, and support for TX Marine’s TORXmeter® Shaftpower Measurement System and PMImkIII. The TORXmeter® Shaftpower Measurement System is one of the most cost-effective and easy-to-install solutions for speed, torque, and shaft power measurement on marine shafts, supporting precise calculations of fuel consumption for optimization and environmental sustainability. The PMImkII (pressure mean indicator) allows for engine diagnosis, to analyze a myriad of operational problems quickly and reliably in the engine, before they become a costly issue.
TX Marine and Total Marine Solutions are leaders in providing innovative and advanced solutions to the maritime market. Both are recognized worldwide for their unrivaled customer service and client support. For more information, please visit https://www.tms-fla.com/products-services/energy-consumption/.
Tor Svanes, founder and CEO of Navtor, believes that navigating the future in shipping requires the industry to move away from its old operational measures and into a digital realm that is developing fast, and is fast developing the maritime sector.
That’s why NAVTOR signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Total Marine Solutions allowing for the integration of Ocean Guardian’s environmental rules into NAVTOR’s voyage planning software, as well as to allow NAVTOR to offer Ocean Guardian’s environmental planning tool as a stand-alone system.
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