CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
John C. Hadjipateras
Chairman, CEO & President
Dorian LPG 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
TBA
TBA
P& A
Patrick Bähr
UPT United Product Tankers
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
E-Media

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

September 2019

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

As I sometimes do, before writing this month's article, I took a look back at the article from September 2018. It turns out that I had done the same thing last September, and first remarked about the difficult hurricane season of 2017: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Katia. A hurricane season for the ages, I had said. Well, in the past few days, Hurricane Dorian rolled through, or over, the Bahamas with devastating results. Please bear in mind that this is going to be a long-term event for them - there is a huge amount of clean up and rebuilding ahead for The Bahamas. Our friends and fellow CMA members at Campbell Shipping have set up a relief fund here:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/friends-of-campbell-hurricane-dorian-relief?rcid=r01-156753392572-5a5eebb374a44472&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

Campbell Shipping are looking to raise $500,000 for relief efforts, and the CMA Board made a donation last week. Please help as you can. Further information from Campbell Shipping is available in this newsletter as well, and of course those impacted in The Bahamas, and along the US East Coast, remain in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Tariffs were also a topic in the September 2018 newsletter, and of course, they remain a topic today, and a challenge to the shipping and agricultural industries, among others. While markets have firmed of late, there remains a great deal of uncertainty while trade agreements with the United States and the rest of the world remain in flux. While we remain only spectators in this situation, there is presently some hope that the US can come to terms with China, at least, prior to the 2020 election season.

Our next CMA Luncheon will be on Thursday, September 26th. We are very grateful to be welcoming Vesa Koiyumaa, Director of Maritime Business Development for Americas at Wartsila, who will be flying up to visit us from Houston. He will be speaking to us on 2030/2050 Decarbonization issues, which is, of course, a huge topic in our industry right now. I would encourage all of our members to attend this important, relevant and timely event.

Finally, just a heads up as we head towards the final quarter of 2019. For many years the CMA membership dues have been $75.00 per person per year. Starting on January 1, 2020, we will be increasing the membership dues to $100.00 per person per year. We feel that this is still a very competitive cost for membership, and remains an excellent value for the networking and events provided by the CMA.

We hope to see you all on Thursday, September 26th, at the CMA luncheon!

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
September
Thursday, September 26, 2019

CMA Speaker Luncheon

2030/2050 Decarbonization

Speaker: Vesa Koivumaa,
Director of Marine Business Development
for Americas, Wärtsilä

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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