CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Sabrina S. M. Chao

Executive Chairman,
Wah Kwong Maritime Holdings Ltd.
PRESIDENT
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd
VICE PRESIDENT
Chris Aversano
SECRETARY
Marina Critides
Navios Maritime Holdings
TREASURER
Louis Linde
Nothern Shipping Funds
MEMBERSHIP
Greg Kurantowicz
Associated Asphalt
COMMUNICATION
Jess Hurwitz
SOCIAL
Mike McCormick
Odin Marine Group
P& A
Patrick Bähr
UPT United Product Tankers
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
E-Media
Rebecca Redstone
CMA Ambassador (Asia)
Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company.
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

February 2019

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

It's February, and things are busier for us at CMA, as we approach Shipping 2019, which will be April 2, 3 and 4. As in years past, we are putting together a variety of experts in their various fields, and we look forward to a large turnout of industry professionals from near and far. We hope that you will join us this year, participate in the various sessions, catch up with old friends, and meet some new friends. Help us to honor this year's Commodore, John Hadjipateras, Chairman, CEO & President of Dorian LPG Ltd., as he joins a long and growing list of industry luminaries, going back to Ole Skaarup, our first Commodore, in 1990. Information about speakers and sessions is available by clicking on the Shipping2019 link on the CMA Homepage at www.cmaconnect.com .

We were very lucky to have Bethann Rooney speak at our January luncheon. She is Assistant Director in the Port Department of The Port Authority of NY/NJ as well as being a classmate at SUNY Maritime College She has been at the Port Authority since 1993, and took on management of port security in the aftermath of 9/11. In the time since she has become a recognized expert in port security, and has testified before Congress in this role. Presently, she is focused on strategy and innovation, with oversight for all policy, planning, legislative and regulatory affairs, environmental sustainability, performance and efficiency matters in the Nation's third largest seaport.

Her presentation on the port, it's history, present operations, capacity, and performance was filled with useful information. The fact that fully one-third of our nation's population is within a 12 hour drive from the port is a part of what makes it so important to our nation's infrastructure. The Port's access to such a large proportion of our population, in and of itself, is a remarkable statistic. The presentation was followed up by some great questions from the audience on a variety of issues, and Bethann, who is an excellent speaker, provided us with really insightful answers. She will be one of our speakers at the CMA Conference - don't miss the opportunity to hear what she has to say!

Our next luncheon will be on Thursday, February 21st, and the speaker will be Daniel Wilson, Director of Strategy and Operations for TradeLens. He will be speaking about blockchain technology and how it is being used in our industry to create the TradeLens platform. The TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution is a collaboration between Maersk and IBM to digitize and streamline global trade by leveraging new technologies. This should be an excellent opportunity to learn more about this emerging technology, which is becoming a bigger part of our industry day by day.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our February luncheon. As usual, we will not be having a March luncheon even though the CMA Conference is a bit later this year than in years past. But April will be a busy time, with the CMA Conference at the beginning of the month, and the Annual General Meeting towards the end of the month.

Joe Gross
CMA President

Event Calendar

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

EVENTS
February
Thursday, February 21, 2019

CMA Monthly Speaker Luncheon

WHERE ARE MY GOODS?
HOW OUR INDUSTRY CAN USE NEW TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE VISIBILITY AND LOWER THE BARRIERS TO TRADE.

Learn about blockchain technology and how it is been used in our industry to create the TradeLens platform.

Presenter: Daniel Wilson
Director of Strategy and Operations for TradeLens

The TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution is a collaboration between Maersk and IBM to digitize and streamline global trade by leveraging new technologies. TradeLens is an open and neutral industry solution underpinned by blockchain technology, supported by major industry players.

Daniel Wilson heads up strategy and operations for the TradeLens platform. Now based in New York, Daniel is originally from New Zealand. He has held a variety of commercial positions in New Zealand, Hong Kong, and most recently Denmark. He is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, where he received a Master of Environmental Science.

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
April
Tuesday, April 2-Thursday, April 4, 2019

CMA SHIPPING 2019

POWER

Hilton Hotel, Stamford, CT

www.cmashipping2019.com

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