The Tug and Barge Committee is very active in Marine Spatial Planning in both State and International Waters working closely with the Energy SubCommittee and our Port Stakeholders including the Ocean Conservancy, Mid-Atlantic Regional Council Oceans, New England Regional Ocean Council, USCG, and USACE
To provide safe access routes for the movement of vessel traffic proceeding to or from ports or places along the eastern seaboard of the United States, the Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study
The PAWSA process grew out of the tremendous changes that took place during the 1990s in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to address waterway user needs and place a greater emphasis on partnerships with industry to reduce risk in the marine environment.
The Agreement established the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) to serve as a forum for the development of goals and priorities and address regional coastal and ocean management challenges with creative solutions
Ocean Conservancy is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., United States. The organization helps formulate ocean policy at the federal and state government levels based on peer reviewed science
In 2009, the Harbor Operations Steering Committee of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey created the Energy Sub-Committee to review and make recommendations for continual improvement of lines of communication to promote efficiencies and effectiveness in Alternative Energy communication and application procedures with non regulatory solutions.