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
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

March 2017

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

March. In like a lion, out like a lamb, and somewhere in between, CMA's Shipping 2017! March is a month of change, and indeed, this year's Conference is entitled "Capitalizing on a Changing Industry." From March 20th to March 22nd, Stamford will host North America's premier Shipping Conference, hosting some 2,500 delegates from around the globe. As we note in the program, at this year's conference, we face a "shipping industry in the midst of transformational change, causing nearly every ship owner, cargo owner, trader, lawyer, shipbroker, trade association, flag state, insurance underwriter, shipyard and other service provider to adapt to the changes." Issues such as market consolidation, emissions and ballast water treatment regulations, changing monetary policy, the health of the ship building sector will be discussed by experts at the top of their field - who also happen to be our colleagues in the shipping industry.

Your Connecticut Maritime Association could not be more excited to bring you these experts in their field, many of whom are, like you, members of the CMA. Remember the unique organization that you are a part of, and your fellow members who possess unique expertise in different segments of the industry. These are the people you can turn to when you need to reach out to someone, and get that difficult question answered by the right person who happens to have that expertise.

With this in mind, if you were lucky enough to attend the February CMA lunch, you were treated to one of the most interesting presentations we have been able to arrange for you, from one of our local CMA members, who also happens to be known far and wide throughout this industry. Bob Kunkel is arguably one of the most innovative thinkers to be counted among our membership. His company, Amtech, designs and oversees construction of ships, from deep sea tankers, to the research vessel at our local Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. Bob's presentation, "Disruptive Sustainability - Shipping from the eyes of technical geeks" covered topics ranging from the issues that are currently driving ship design and the present status of Korean ship yards, to the hybrid drive coastal cargo vessel he has designed to be used in conjunction with his market in Norwalk, Harbor Harvest, devoted to locally sourced goods and sustainability. Construction of the first of these vessels is about to start, and has the backing of a number of government agencies. Bob's innovative thinking will be getting trucks off of our highways, reduce the time it takes to get goods from farm to market, and reduce emissions. We all win when ideas like this are brought to life.

This year's Commodore is Jack Noonan, from Chembulk. Celebrating one of our local leaders, we are bringing the Commodore award "home" to Connecticut this year. Jack is an enthusiastic supporter of the Maritime industry, the CMA and maritime education, and we want to recognize Jack's support for these very important efforts, and more. Jack is indeed a worthy recipient amongst a long line of some of our industry's greatest leaders.

We hope to see you among the attendees of Shipping 2017 later this month, to participate in all of the discussions about change and innovation in our industry, and to celebrate our own Jack Noonan. It's certain to be a great event!

Joe Gross
CMA
President

Event Calendar
APRIL
Thursday, April 27, 2017

CMA Annual General Meeting Luncheon

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

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

Free to CMA Members in good standing

For reservations please contact Emilie Engh at Tel: +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3725 EEngh@marinemoney.com

MAY
Monday Afternoon, May 15, 2017

CMA Spring Golf Outing

Sterling Farms Golf Course

1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905

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