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
Q88 LLC
SECRETARY
Marina Critides
Navios Maritime Holdings
TREASURER
Louis Linde
MEMBERSHIP
Greg Kurantowicz
Associated Asphalt
COMMUNICATION
Jess Hurwitz
SOCIAL
Joyce Wang
Eagle Shipping
P& A
Patrick Bähr
UPT United Product Tankers
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
E-Media
Cameron Amigo
SPI Marine
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

January 2020

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

Welcome to January, 2020! By any measure, we are a greener industry today than we were just a couple of weeks ago, now that the IMO's 2020 Sulphur Emissions Cap is in force. Most of the fleet is now consuming 0.5% m/m sulphur fuel oil, and the balance of the fleet is fitted with scrubbers. The first hurdle was making all of the vessel's compliant, and it seems that this has been completed. There is no doubt that there are some vessel's that will need to debunker some non-compliant fuel oil by the end of February, and as expected, there was certainly pressure on availability of compliant fuel oil during the month of December, but we have not yet heard reports of any significant problems with making the fleet itself compliant.

The challenge we now face is that there are some ports which are reported to be supplying some problematic fuel. I have no doubt that our industry is nimble enough to overcome this challenge in short order, however. But in the meantime, our industry has reduced its sulphur emissions seven-fold, and that is a huge accomplishment! As I've said before, we are leading the world in global emissions reductions, and we are positioned to continue to do so, in line with the IMO's decarbonization initiatives. At a time when Amazon, for example, is receiving pushback for the environmental consequences of offering one-day delivery for even the smallest item, we are effecting positive change for the 90% of the goods that we move over the oceans for the citizens of the world. Make no mistake, being green and becoming greener will be a driving force within our industry going forward, and there are surely rewards to be had for embracing this reality.

We are sorry to announce the passing of a truly esteemed, long time member of the shipping community and the CMA, Bill Gray. We extend our condolences to his family, and thank them for sharing him with us. Jim Lawrence has kindly written about him for this issue of the newsletter, so please take a few minutes to have a read.

Thanks to all of our members that came out to join us for our annual Holiday Party in December. We had a great turnout, raised some money for the CMA Education Foundation, and donated a lot of toys to the Toys for Tots program. It was a lovely event!

Our next CMA event will be our monthly luncheon on Thursday, January 30th. Our speaker will by Cynthia Hudson, the CEO of HudsonAnalytix. Her presentation will be about Maritime Cybersecurity, a very timely topic, and certainly Cynthia is at the forefront of this issue. We are very grateful to have her giving us her time! Please be sure to RSVP soon.

Finally, we are getting closer to CMA Shipping 2020! The conference will be Tuesday, March 31 until Thursday, April 2. We have an exciting agenda set up for 2020, touching on some subjects that we have not in the past, as well as following up on some relevant issues that the industry has been grappling with more recently. We are confident that there is something for everyone, and we do hope to see all of you there! Please remember that CMA members that book their spot for the Conference and the Gala Dinner by 31 January, 2020, will receive a $420.00 discount, so don't delay - RSVP today!!! We'll 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
January 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

CMA Monthly Speaker Luncheon

Speaker: Cynthia A. Hudson,
CEO,
HudsonAnalytix

2020: The Maritime Cyber Pivot

Talking Points:

What's New in Maritime Cyber Security
(and What's Not)
The 2020 Pivot
What You Need to Do

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

February 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

CMA Monthly Speaker Luncheon

Speaker: TBA

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 2020

Tuesday, March 31-Thursday, April 2, 2020

CMA SHIPPING 2020

Hilton Hotel, Stamford, CT

www.cmashipping2020.com

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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