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Intermarine latest member of the Trident Alliance

Intermarine latest member of the Trident Alliance
Louisiana-based Intermarine, a breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo firm, has become the latest member of low-sulphur lobby Trident Alliance.

With its fleet of US-flagged multi-purpose vessels, Intermarine operates extensively within the North American ECA zone, where the 0.1% sulphur cap is vigorously enforced by the US coast guard.

“As a US-based company with a longstanding liner service from the US Gulf to South America and Africa, substantial operations in Europe, and U. flagged vessels that are engaged in U.S based trade, Intermarine’s involvement with the Trident Alliance is consistent with the standards that apply to the company’s services,” said Will Terrill, vp of the US Ocean and General Counsel. “The Trident Alliance will assist not only with levelling the playing field, but also with providing Intermarine with the opportunity to share its experiences with regard to different technologies and methods for compliance with sulphur regulations.”

The company follows fellow US firm Crowley Maritime, based in Jacksonville, which joined earlier this week.

Trident Alliance’s swelling membership would be vital, said chairman Roger Strevens, “given how critical it is for both environment and business.”

“This challenge cannot be shied away from no matter how difficult it may be to resolve”, Strevens added. “Efforts to improve enforcement in ports are underway; however ensuring effective and robust enforcement on the high seas is only beginning to get the attention it deserves.”