shipping business gets done!
Connecticut Maritime Association is a non-profit organization built
by its members for its members. It is an Association made of individuals
representing every aspect of shipping and international trade.
CMA produces an extremely varied schedule of events and information
Luncheons: usually held on the last Thursday of each month,
feature industry speakers and provide useful networking time.
Newsletter: keeps members informed of industry issues, market
trends, member news and the ever increasing array of social, sports
and entertainment activities.
check out our website for the latest news, views, Job Mart, schedule
of upcoming events and sports scores.
Mart: a posting of both job vacancies and candidates appearing
in both the monthly Newsletter and on the website. This service
has proved invaluable for members and for the industry.
and Internships: the CMA Education program is considered a
vital Association function and has grown substantially in recent
years, funding significant programs, all designed to introduce
young talent to the industry and
explain the important role that the industry plays in all our
Sports & Entertainment: the CMA hosts an increasing number
of social events throughout the year, designed to appeal to all
sectors of the 1,400+ strong membership. Structured to facilitate
business and build the community, events currently on the social
calendar include a spring golf outing, evening dinners, a softball
league, a tennis tournament, a quiz night, a 12-meter America's
Cup yacht regatta (relatively new, but fast becoming the signature
event of the year!), a festive holiday party and a popular summer
picnic beside the Sound. Special events of note in recent years
have included the CMA's 20th Anniversary Gala at The Maritime
Aquarium at Norwalk and the unique Liberty Ship reception fund-raiser
in New London aboard the S.S. John W. Brown.
Conference & Trade Show: the CMA's "Shipping"event,
held each March in Stamford, Connecticut has gained a reputation
as the premier shipping gathering in North America and a "must-attend"
event on the business calendar. A dynamic and topical seminar
program, combined with
cutting edge exhibits and an enormous range of networking opportunities
attracts over 2,400 major domestic and international industry
players each year. The event culminates in the Commodore Gala
Dinner, where an individual, selected by the CMA Board, is presented
with the CMA Commodore Award in recognition of outstanding contribution
to the maritime industry.
is your Association and your thoughts, comments, ideas and support
are what make it work!
the years, the CMA has declined encouragement to be more political
or to take a more activist role in the shipping industry. But it
has opted to take a positive and very successful role in providing
a forum for information exchange for its members. Seminars and lectures
periodically, and each Spring the CMA sponsors a Conference and
Trade Show which has become the pre-eminent shipping conference
in North America. Attracting industry leaders from all over the
world, the three day, multifaceted trade show includes dynamic exhibits
from 130 maritime related companies and organizations, seminars
and lectures conducted by experts in the field and attendance by
over 2,400 potential clients each day. One of the highlights of
the event is the presentation of The Commodore Award, given to one
individual, selected by the Board of Directors of the CMA, who has
made outstanding contributions to the maritime industry.
Maritime Association, with its sound philosophy and dedication to
its members has carved a place in shipping history. As stated
in an article published by Fairplay Magazine, "this vibrant
volunteer based organization has filled a real need for a forum
for serious debate within
the U.S. on the problems confronting the international shipping
industry. Almost without exception, the (conference) met or exceeded
past high standards - these were practical, hard-nosed assessments
from top people in the industry - a gathering which can attract
the top (leaders) and keep them in their seats has found the right
Personal Harassment Policy:
is any conduct, comment, gesture or contact of a sexual nature that
is unwanted or unwelcome by any individual, or that might reasonably
be perceived by that individual as placing a condition of a sexual
nature on any CMA-related activity.
is any conduct, verbal or physical, that is discriminatory in nature,
based upon another persons race, color, ancestry, place of
origin, political beliefs, religion, marital status, physical or
mental disability, sex, age or sexual orientation. Personal harassment
includes but is not limited to discriminatory or other behavior,
directed at an individual, that is unwanted or unwelcome and causes
substantial distress in that individual and serves no legitimate
The CMA does
not tolerate sexual or personal harassment. Sexual or personal harassment
in any form is strictly prohibited and may be grounds for suspension
or termination as an officer, director or member of CMA or suspension
or termination from the privilege of participating in CMA events.