b'MEMBER NEWSMEMBER NEWS Fincantieri Firstin Wisconsin to Join Green MarineF incantieriMarineGroupisthenew- Group. But we also continue charting boldWere so pleased to welcome the renowned estparticipantinGreenMarine,ainitiatives in sustainability and innovation, andFincantieriintoGreenMarinewhereitcan voluntaryenvironmentalcertifica- that includes our efforts here in the U.S. benchmark its progress along with ten other tionprogramforNorthAmericasmari-U.S. and Canadian shipyards and more than time industry. FMG aims to operate in the most sustainable140 ship owners, ports, and terminals in North manner.DuringrecentexpansionworkAmerica, said David Bolduc, Green Marines World-classshipbuilderFincantieriMari- done at their Marinette shipyard, Fincantieriexecutive director.netteMarine(FMM)andstate-of-the-artworked with the Wisconsin Department of aluminumconstructionfacility,FincantieriNatural Resources to ensure the health andTo complete its certification, each Fincantieri ACE Marine, are the first two shipyards insafety of the environment and to limit dis- shipyard will assess its environmental perfor-Wisconsintojointheenvironmentalpro- ruptions to recreational use of the Menomi- mancebasedonGreenMarinesapplicable gram and thereby assess their environmentalnee River. The nearly complete $300 millionindicators,whichincludegreenhousegases performance for continual improvement. capitalexpansionprogramfortheirU.S.andairpollutants,spillprevention,waste shipyardsincludesmanynewclimate-con- management, community impacts, and envi-Fincantieri has a global reputation for beingtrolledfacilitiesandthecountryslargestronmental leadership. The annual certification one of the largest and most diverse shipbuild- ship lift to ease ships in and out of the waterprocess is rigorous and transparent, with the ers in the maritime industry, said Dario Deste,while minimizing impact to the Menomineeindividualperformanceofeachparticipant presidentandCEOofFincantieriMarineRiver ecosystem. independently verified every two years.MEMBER NEWSNew YorkState of MindW hen the decommissioned Staten Is-land Ferry, John F. Kennedy, went upforauction,itslikelythatno one would have predicted the buyers. Comedi-ans Colin Jost and Pete Davidson of Saturday NightLive,alongwithrealestateexecutive and comedy club owner Paul Italia, placed the winning bid of a reported $280,100. New York Citys mayor, Eric Adams, tweeted that he loves the idea. Adding, Let us know how we can help and well be there for the maiden voyage.The Staten Island natives and Italia have plans to rennovate the iconic vessel and give it a new life as an entertainment venue and nightclub.The John F. Kennedy was built in 1965 and remained in service for over five decades until being decommissioned in August 2021. The ship was replaced by the Michael H. Ollis, the first in the new fleet of ferries being built for Staten Island Ferries. FOGHORN 34'