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
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

June 2019

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

It finally feels as though summer is near! The cold, rainy days seem to be behind us, and warmer days are expected ahead, and so our community will soon be settling into the somewhat quieter summer routine.

Last week was the Seamen's Church Institute annual Silver Bell's Award Dinner. It is always such a great event, and an opportunity to better understand all of the great work that SCI are doing for our seafarers. SCI awarded the Silver Bell Award to WISTA, the Lifetime Achievement Award to Rear Admiral Phil Greene, Jr. (USN-Ret) of Tote, Inc., and the Lifesaving Award (posthumously) to Mr. Kendall G. Chen, Chairman of Energy Group Inc. Congratulations to all of the awardees, and particularly as we have been speaking much more about diversity in the shipping industry, we are so glad to see the Silver Bell Award going to WISTA, who are doing great work to change the demographics of our industry for the better.

We were so pleased to welcome Rear Admiral Kevin Cook (USCG-Ret) as the speaker at our May luncheon. He is the Executive Director of GTT-North America, and his presentation was titled "The Rising Tide of LNG as a Marine Fuel." As we are presently in the midst of preparing for the upcoming Sulphur emissions regulations, this was a very timely topic, indeed, and Admiral Cook was able to present our members with a wealth of information on the subject.

Our next CMA luncheon will be on Thursday, June 13th, and we are pleased to welcome Jack Noonan, our 2017 Commodore, as speaker, for the annual CMA Education Awards Luncheon. As always, I strongly encourage everyone to attend this event. It's a great opportunity to meet the young people who will someday be the decision-makers of our industry, and the students and their parents are so appreciative for the opportunity to meet those already in the industry. Please, come to the event, and take some time to meet and chat with the future of our industry. You may find it to be very rewarding. Our next luncheon will be in September, as usual.

Another of our Commodores made the news recently, as well. Sabrina Chao, our 2018 Commodore, was recently elected as President Designate of BIMCO. She will be taking over from BIMCO's first female President, Sadan Kaptanoglu, as President in 2021. To quote BIMCO's press release, Kaptanoglu commented on this appointment; "BIMCO has always been ahead of its time, and today I am standing here not alone, but with our president designate Sabrina Chao as the biggest proof of how BIMCO embraces change. One woman President could have been seen as a show or project - but two, one after the other, is undisputable evidence of that change. I have the Immediate Past President, the Board of Directors and our members to thank for making this a reality." Getting back to this year's Silver Bells Award winner, WISTA, this is a well deserved and timely choice by SCI, indeed.

Finally, our Annual Summer Picnic will be on Thursday, July 11th, at the Stamford Yacht Club. This continues to be one of my favorite CMA events each year. The venue is lovely, it's always so well attended, there is always plenty of lobster and beer, and hopefully, we will have great weather. Remember that the CMA is YOUR organization, and its strength is in its membership. Don't miss opportunities to join us for the Summer Picnic, luncheons, and other events, catch up with old friends, and make some new ones. We will see you there!

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
June
Thursday, June 13, 2019

CMA Education Awards Luncheon

Presentation of the Annual
CMA Education Awards

Plus

Wisdom from our 2017 CMA Commodore Jack Noonan

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

Open Bar: 12 Noon – Seating for Lunch 12:45 pm

Members $50 / Non-Members $60

July
Thursday, July 11, 2019

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 for all CMA Events please call Lorraine at +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3717, or email or LParsons@marinemoney.com

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