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
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

November 2019

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

As we get closer to years end, it seems that shipping news it filled with articles about scrubbers and compliant fuel, not surprisingly. We are now less that 8 weeks away from enforcement of the new sulphur regulations, and it is really in the forefront of our collective shipping minds, as it should be. On October 25th, we had an all star presentation at the CMA lunch, titled, "Final Countdown to IMO 2020." Ian Workman of VPS Testing and Inspection did a top notch job moderating our panel, including Rasmus Jacobsen, Managing Director, Monjasa; Marc Holm, President, Maersk Oil Trading; Jan Hagen Andersen, Business Development Director, DNV GL Maritime; John Demopoulos, VP, North American Refined Products, Argus Media; and Rob Leventhal, Business Development Manager, Americas Marine Fuel Services, Bureau Veritas. Honestly, we are so lucky as an organization to be able to get these thought leaders in front of our membership. It was a very productive event, and I am confident that we all left having learned a few new things.

If you are on LinkedIn or read gCaptain, you may have seen some articles or interesting data updates from Lori Ann LaRocco of CNBC. She is about to launch a new book that she has written called, "Trade War: Containers Don't Lie, Navigating the Bluster." In this book, she evaluates the impact of the US trade war, not just with China, but also with Turkey, Russia, the E.U., Japan and India. U.S. farmers and industries have been impacted across many different markets, and Lori Ann LaRocco is telling the story by following the trade data, which, as she says, does not lie. Of course, we see the impact of these trade issues every day, as markets shift and react to uncertainty and unexpected tweets, causing trade lanes to adjust. I think it will be a book well worth reading.

Our next CMA event is our annual November luncheon in New York City. This year, it will be at The Harvard Club on Thursday, November 14th. Jeff Pribor, the Senior VP and CFO of International Seaways will be our guest speaker. This event is always sold out, and I would suggest that you RSVP with Lorraine Parsons promptly in order to secure your seat at this event.

Our annual Holiday Party is on Tuesday, December 10th, at Sign of the Whale. As always, this event is free of charge to all CMA members in good standing, but we do ask that you bring a toy for the U.S. Marine Corps sponsored Toys for Tots program, or make a cash or check donation to the CMA Education Foundation.

I do want to remind everyone again that as of January 1st, 2020, the cost of membership will increase from $75.00/year up to $100.00/year. This is still a great value for membership, but if you want to squeeze in one more year at $75.00, time is running out. I would also ask all of our members to please reach out to one or two people you work with that might not yet be members, and encourage them to join as well. They might be pleased to be able to join up for the current membership rate!

We do hope to see many of you at The Harvard Club on November 14th!

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
December
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

CMA Annual
Holiday Party

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sign of the Whale

6 Harbor Point Road,
Stamford, CT 06902

(plentiful street and surface lot parking close-by and use of the Harbor Point garages is available – before 6pm just say you are going to SotW and after 6pm the barriers are up!)

We invite our members to
Come Celebrate the Season
at our Annual Party

Free of charge to CMA Members
in good standing

(All we ask is that you bring an unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps. sponsored “Toys for Tots” program OR make a cash or check donation to the CMA Education Foundation (any donation welcome).

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

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