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

January 2017

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

It is a little difficult to believe that the holiday season is already behind us, and we are already well through the first half of January, 2017. I would like to first thank everyone who attended our 2016 Holiday party at Sign of the Whale. We had 325 members in attendance, and the good folks at Toys for Tots seemed overwhelmed at the volume of toys they had to pick up from our event - it's a great program to support, and thanks to all who participated, and thanks also to all of those that donated money to the CMA Education Foundation.

By now I am sure that our community is aware that Connecticut's own Jack Noonan, CEO of Chembulk Tankers, is CMA's 2017 Commodore. It has been quite a few years since one of our local luminaries has received this recognition, and we couldn't be more pleased to have Jack up on the dais this March. His commitment to our industry and our local community is well known, as well as his generous support of Maritime education. We are so glad to be able to celebrate Jack's many contributions to our industry.

You will recall that in the November edition of our newsletter, I mentioned our recent national elections. Regardless of whom you might have voted for, one can hardly deny that we are likely to see change in how both politics and business will work going forward. As part of this change perhaps having two very well known shipping veterans joining the new president's Cabinet will help smooth things.

With this in mind, our upcoming conference is titled "Capitalizing on a Changing industry." The operative word in shipping is always "change" but maybe more so in 2017.

Shipyard capacity appears to be rebalancing, big data is finding its place in the shipping Industry, and emissions and ballast water regulations are to be implemented this year. Domestic infrastructure projects and changing trade agreements may change trade lanes and present new opportunities or challenges. Cyber security is in the news on a daily basis.

We will touch on these issues and many others during the upcoming Conference, and we are very excited to be able to bring you some of our best known industry colleagues to share their knowledge and experience with Conference attendees. As always, we invite the shipping community to participate with your questions and deep knowledge of these issues. We hope to see everyone at the Conference, and will have more information for you as we get closer to the event.

Joe Gross
CMA President

Event Calendar
JANUARY

Thursday, January 26, 2017

CMA Monthly Speaker Luncheon

Oil Market Trends and Directions for 2017

Stefanos Kazantzis,
Senior Shipping & Finance Advisor, McQuilling Services, LLC

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 per person / Non-Members: $60 per person

FEBRUARY
Thursday, February 23, 2017

CMA Monthly Speaker Luncheon

Disruptive Sustainability,
Shipping from the eyes of technical geeks

Robert N. Kunkel, President,
Alternative Marine Technologies (Amtech)

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 per person / Non-Members: $60 per person

MARCH
Monday, March 20-Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CMA SHIPPING 2017

Capitalizing on a Changing Industry

Hilton Hotel, Stamford, CT

http://www.cmashipping2017.com

For reservations please contact Emilie Engh at Tel: +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3725 or
Lorraine Parsons at Ext 3717 or
email conferences@cmaconnect.com or EEngh@marinemoney.com

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