Master Mariners of Canada

Shipping and Environmental Issues

International Conference

Held in Halifax, NS

June 7 & 8, 2011


This conference is being organized as a companion event prior to the International Federation of Shipmasters Associations 37th Annual General Assembly being held in Halifax June 9 and 10.


Conference Agenda – Shipping and Environmental Issues in 2011 – What More Can be Done?


In addition to the concerns over the international and various national regulations on the environment at sea, there are many environmental issues on the mind of those in the marine industry including:


Processing and disposing of oil waste

Disposal of Cargo Residues (hold cleaning)

Ballast Water treatment

Emission Control Areas

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSA)


In each of these areas the conference will explore current and projected policies and legislation, implement issues, technological solutions, and operational best practices.


The organizing committee is pleased that Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, IMO Secretary General and Jacob Sterling the Head of Climate and Environment for Maersk Lines (Copenhagen) have agreed to speak.