Marina Industries signs up new sponsors

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New MIA silver sponsor, M-Tech, supplies a range of emergency service equipment to the marine industry.
New MIA silver sponsor, M-Tech, supplies a range of emergency service equipment to the marine industry.

New silver and bronze sponsors plus new partner for clean marinas program.

Marina Industries Association (MIA) has announced several new sponsorship arrangements including a new silver sponsor and a new partner for its Clean Marinas program.

The new silver sponsor is Marine Technologies (M-Tech) which has been a bronze supporter since 2008.

Based in Queensland, M-Tech manufactures a range of specialist utility service products for the marine and leisure industries such as service pedestals, emergency service equipment, sanitation pump-out systems and energy-saving lighting systems. All products are supplied from the company's Coomera facility and distributed within Australia as well as around the world.

Two companies have also taken up bronze sponsorships with the MIA - Butchart Marine Services and BMT WBM.

Based in Sydney, Butchart Marine Services offers solutions to boat hoisting, transportation, storage and marina facilities across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The company represents brands such as Ace Marina Floats, Brownell Boat Stands, Seijsener Marina Services and Roodberg straddle carriers and hydraulic trailers.

The company has been a sponsor of the MIA’s Straddle Carrier Courses for two years.

BMT WBM is an environmental consultancy that offers specialist coastal and marine environmental services. It has been providing regulatory, planning and scientific advice to the marina industry since 1969 and has been assisting the MIA with audits for the International Clean Marina Program.

“BMT WBM is proud to support the MIA and further develop the relationship to assist members in the areas of environmental best practice,” said Jeremy Visser, consultant. “We believe we can offer added value for MIA's members in Australia and further afield and welcome contact from members at any time.”

The MIA’s International Clean Marina Association also has a new partner, OLEOLOGY, a local supplier of products for separating oily water which are used by many public and private marinas, yacht clubs, boatyards and marine maintenance facilities across Australia.

“Our objective is to be an active partner with MIA in promoting the Clean Marina program through shared outcomes of environmental compliance and best work practices,” said Paul Callahan, director. “We aim to increase awareness in the sector of cost-effective and proven solutions for dealing with contaminated water streams either for total recycling or discharge back to the ocean.

“In doing so, we will be assisting those marinas seeking Clean Marina accreditation as well as reducing their water usage and costs, discharge compliance and contingent environmental liability.”

Andrew Chapman CMM, president of the MIA said, “The agreements with our new sponsors and Clean Marina Partner reflect the significant commitments the companies have made to support the on-going development of the marina industries sector. The Association is extremely grateful for this support and we look forward to developing a mutually beneficial relationship with all the companies.”

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