CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Jack Noonan
CEO, Chembulk Tankers
PRESIDENT
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd
VICE PRESIDENT
Chris Aversano
Braemar ACM
SECRETARY
Marina Critides
TREASURER
Nick Sofos
Groton Pacific Carriers
MEMBERSHIP
Greg Kurantowicz
Associated Asphalt

COMMUNICATION
Jess Hurwitz
Citrin Cooperman

SOCIAL
Ryan Jurewicz
Inchcape Shipping Services
P& A
Capt. Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
E-Media
TBA
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

July 2017

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

It is difficult to believe that July 4th has already come and gone but time marches on. Those of you who attended our June luncheon were treated to a particularly interesting and informative presentation about P&I insurance (Ed: Protection and Indemnity) from Boriana Farrar of The American Club. Many thanks indeed to Boriana for having taken the time to come up from Manhattan for the afternoon to speak to our membership. As Vice President/Counsel/Senior Claims Executive she provided our members with tremendous insight, and Boriana also went on to answer some great questions from the audience. Thanks again to Boriana for the great presentation!

In addition to the June luncheon, we also had our now annual June Happy Hour at Sign of the Whale in Stamford, which was again well attended. If you are planning ahead, please remember that we expect to have another happy hour there around Halloween - we will announce the date in due course.

Our next event will be the always popular Summer Lobster Bake and Picnic at Stamford Yacht Club. This year it will be on Wednesday, July 19th. Tickets are $85 for members, and $160 for non-members (which includes a one year membership). This event has filled quickly in past years, so if you are planning to attend, but have not yet RSVP'd, I would urge that you do so promptly to avoid disappointment! Also, our friends at Monjasa are generously sponsoring this year's Bocce Tournament at the picnic. Many thanks to Monjasa for this!

Although we are sliding into the usually quieter part of the year, July and August, professionally there are two issues on which there is no slowing down. BWMS (ballast water management systems) and Sulphur Emissions and how to meet the new standards both have outstanding issues. Our industry has been working very hard with class and regulatory authorities to make certain that all stakeholders are thoroughly educated and as prepared as possible for the upcoming enforcement dates. Owners would have been required to install APPROVED and WORKABLE (ED: capital letters added to highlight a problematic issue) ballast water treatment systems by September 8, 2017..On July 7th that was altered a bit but do not leave yourselves unprepared for these issues, and remember, our membership includes recognized experts on these issues, so reach out to your fellow members if you need correct, relevant information!

Finally, our next luncheon will be in September - our annual Education Luncheon. The speaker is still to be determined, but in recent years we have had some of shipping's well known decision makers. The CMA Education Foundation will be presenting students with their scholarships at this event, and I encourage members to attend this luncheon, not just to hear what will no doubt be an excellent presentation, but to meet the scholarship winners, who I would expect some of us will be hiring over the next few years. Start to get to know them now! This is also a great opportunity to meet and talk to the folks on the CMA Education Foundation Board, President Brad Berman, and our Education Chair Kevin Breen. Thanks to both of you, and all of the CMA Education Foundation Board for your hard work reviewing scholarship and internship applications, and raising money to support so many students.

Enjoy the summer, and we hope to see you at the Summer Picnic!

Joe Gross
CMA
President

Event Calendar
August

 

There are no special CMA Social Events in August – Enjoy the Summer!

September

Thursday, September 21, 2017

CMA Education Awards Luncheon

Presentation of the Annual CMA Education Awards

Panel of CMA Commodores sharing their wisdom!

Morten Arntzen – CMA Commodore 2007
Peter Evensen – CMA Commodore 2013
Jack Noonan – CMA Commodore 2017

Moderated by Per Heidenreich
CMA Commodore 2000

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

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

Members $50 / Non-Members $60

For Reservations for all CMA Events please call Lorraine at +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3717, Lorraine or email conferences@cmaconnect.com or LParsons@marinemoney.com

October

Thursday, October 19, 20167

CMA Speaker Luncheon

Speaker & Topic TBA

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

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

Members $50 / Non-Members $60

For Reservations for all CMA Events please call Lorraine at +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3717, Lorraine or email conferences@cmaconnect.com or LParsons@marinemoney.com

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