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Ginger Garte

Americas Environmental and Sustainability Director at Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore


Ginger is a maritime professional with over 24 years of experience. In her current role, she is responsible for growth, strategy and delivery of environmental and sustainability services for Americas Marine & Offshore marine clients including ferries, naval, cargo, and cruise ships. Her expertise includes global aspects for waste management, port facilities infrastructure, environmental regulations, due diligence audits, supply chain risk and gap analysis, as well as natural resource conservation and protection. She also develops and leads stakeholder engagement workshops as well as onsite workshops to support client organizations in developing their stewardship strategy. Ginger obtained her Geological Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and was then selected to serve as a U.S. Commissioned Officer with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Upon completion of Officer Training School, Ginger served for five years on board NOAA’s research vessels and land based laboratories. Her geological research led to a number of publications on South Florida ecosystems.  She has also served as Superintendent, Environmental Health and Safety Department, at Carnival Cruise Lines and Senior Analyst, Environmental Stewardship Department, serving all cruise lines within Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited. Ginger takes an active role in the community where she chairs the World Ocean Council – Port Reception Facility working group, and is a board member of UpGyre’, a non-profit that develops technologies that transform ocean pollution into useful products. She also serves as council member and judge for The Fairchild Botanical Garden Challenge, and is the Sustainability Committee Chair for the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA). Throughout her career, Ginger, has been recognized for contributions and active participation, she was also the recipient of the Lloyd’s Register Bronze Awards.

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