CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Paddy Rodgers
CEO, Euronav NV
PRESIDENT
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd
VICE PRESIDENT
Chris Aversano
Braemar ACM
SECRETARY
Jasmine Alvarado
TREASURER
Nick Sofos
Groton Pacific Carriers
MEMBERSHIP
Greg Kurantowicz
Axeon Specialty Products LLC
COMMUNICATION
Jonathan Koren
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd
SOCIAL
Ryan Jurewicz
Inchcape Shipping Services
P& A
Capt. Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
E-Media
Moira Whalen
Marine Money
EDITORIAL
Donald B. Frost
D.B. Frost Associates,Inc.
JOB MART / EVENTS
Lorraine Parsons
I.M.S., Inc.
MEMBER LIAISON
Kim Edwards
CMA
EDITOR EMERITUS
James R. Lawrence
IMS/MTI Network (USA), Inc.

The Connecticut Maritime Association is a non-profit organization which was built by its members, for its members, and as such is one of kind.

Unlike many similar organizations which are supported largely by corporate membership, the CMA's voting membership is comprised only of individuals. From bunker brokers and tug-boat operators to lawyers and underwriters, to ship owners, brokers and managers, shippers and merchants of all kinds of cargo, each CMA member has an equal and separate vote.

The CMA was created as a self-help group of shipping people, and remains a conduit for the exchange of information and a source of camaraderie and fellowship that is unique and vital to the shipping community. In 2014, the CMA celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. It prospers with over 1,500 members representing nearly 500 companies and organizations.

President's Notes
Events

April 2016

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

The 2016 CMA conference, and my last one as President, is behind us.

We have a new Commodore, Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav NV, and if you were at the Gala dinner on the last day of the conference, you would have been treated to some wonderfully amusing 'roasts' and speeches from our speakers, Rich du Moulin, Peter Evensen, Robert Bugbee, Nicholas Tsakos and Paddy himself.

To see these industry leaders together with Marc Saverys and Gerhard Kurz - also previous CMA Commodores - gave rise to a moment for reflection and makes one realize the high esteem in which the CMA is held internationally.

But, once again, I would like to thank the many guests and attendees of the conference and gala dinner, many who, in their own right, could just as well have joined us on the dais.

Compliments have flooded back to us about the first-rate quality of the speakers and the resultant top quality seminars on all the subjects addressed. As usual, as a unique facet of the Conference, people new to the business, including students from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the state run maritime colleges (4 of them - our 3 East Coast almost neighbors and Texas) and Webb Institute, found themselves shoulder to shoulder with the movers and shakers of all types of companies, both large and small.

Through the years, a great yardstick for the success of the Conference has always been the number of returning Sponsors and booth exhibitors, many of whom (including my own World Fuel Services) have been regulars for more years than I have been in the USA! This year saw companies still vying for the perceived better positions in both advertising and location and there are new competitors for the space each year.

Finally, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Board of the CMA (including those in advisory capacity) who have been so helpful and supportive through the years. And especially to Jim Lawrence, Lorraine Parsons and the whole IMS team for their unstinting efforts in making it all work - not just the conference but the lunches, picnics, golf, etc. which are so much a part of the core of the CMA.

It is truly a unique and vital Association and I feel truly privileged to have been an integral part of it for so many years, and I hope that the CMA can look forward to your support for many years to come. I know it has mine.

Ian Workman
CMA
President

Event Calendar
May

Monday Afternoon, May 16, 2016

CMA Spring Golf Outing

SOLD OUT

Sterling Farms Golf Course

1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905

Click here for more info

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

CMA Monthly Speaker Luncheon

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

Presentation

The Best Kind of Legal Advice – FREE

Opinions and insights from two dynamic veteran practitioners who know the laws, behavior of government officials and the best practices to ensure your business success. Knowledge is opportunity and the CMA luncheon is the place to be on May...

Matthew J. Thomas
Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Overview of current United States trade laws directly impacting the international shipping and offshore sector, including a discussion of the evolving policies regarding trade with Iran, Cuba, and Russia, along with money laundering and related compliance issues.

Gregory F. Linsin
Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Discussion of recent vessel pollution enforcement cases and related judicial opinions, as indicators of the evolving enforcement priorities of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Justice.

Cash Bar: 12 Noon – Seating for Lunch 12:45 pm

CMA Members: $50 / Non-Members $60

For reservations please contact
Emilie Engh at Tel: +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3725

Email: EEngh@marinemoney.com

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