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
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

June 2017

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

School is letting out soon, as we move into the summer season of 2017, but your CMA is still busy creating opportunities for the membership. We had an excellent turnout for the May luncheon, where we were pleased to have John Wobensmith, President and CEO of Genco, make a presentation. He gave us a very interesting view of Genco, spoke about some of the things they are doing, and what their view of the market is. His willingness to share all of these views with our membership was really appreciated, and well received, and after speaking, he answered questions from the audience. Many thanks to John for spending part of his busy day with us.

Don't miss our 2nd annual summer happy hour at Sign of the Whale Thursday, June 15th. This event is open to all CMA members in good standing, and CMA will be covering the first $1000 of the tab. People seemed to really enjoy this event last year, and we are glad to be able to bring it to you again. Our next CMA luncheon will be on Thursday, June 29th, and we will be announcing the speaker for that event in due course.

Our annual CMA Summer Picnic and Lobster Bake will be on July 19th, a Wednesday this year, at the Stamford Yacht Club. This event is always very well attended so please RSVP early. The cost is $85 for members and $160 for non-Members (which includes a 1 year membership). Our good friends at Monjasa will be sponsoring a Bocce Tournament again this year, so please sign up for that nice and early, too, and thanks again to Monjasa for their support.

As our thoughts begin to turn towards unplugging for a few weeks of summer holiday, the business of shipping continues along at full ahead. Pressing issues such as Ballast Water Treatment and Fuel Sulphur Content continue to loom large as we move closer to final implementation of current regulations. Remember, though, that many of your fellow CMA members are involved in these issues, and thus are potential resources for you.

I would also suggest that if you have interesting or relevant data or opinions on these, or other, subjects, please have a word with the Editor of our newsletter, Don Frost, and consider writing an article for publication. We have such a vast base of expertise within our organization, and it would be great to be able to share even some of this knowledge with our membership.

We look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming summer events, and really hope to hear from you with a few ideas for articles.

Joe Gross
CMA
President

Event Calendar
JUNE
Thursday, June 29, 2017

CMA Speaker Luncheon

An Introduction to P&I

Boriana Farrar,
Vice President/Counsel/Senior Claims Executive, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc.
The American Club

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

JULY
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
(note a Wednesday this year!)

CMA Annual Summer Picnic
& Lobster Bake

5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive West, Stamford, CT

Members: $85/ Non-Members: $160 (includes a one year CMA Membership - $75 value)

Click here for more info

For Reservations please call Emilie at +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3725 or EEngh@marinemoney.com

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