CMA's Annual Shipping Conference Starts March 12


Published Mar 6, 2018 8:32 PM by The Maritime Executive

Join the international shipping community at the Connecticut Maritime Association’s 33rd Annual Shipping Conference and Exhibition, March 12-14, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel, Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.

CMA Shipping 2018 continues a tradition of bringing 2,500 of the best and the brightest from the international shipping community together in North America’s leading commercial shipping center, for two and a half days of business and market oriented activity and superb networking.

The Conference

Where experts from around the world speak on the many issues that are shaping and will continue to shape the future of the maritime industry…

The CMA represents all facets of the international shipping industry and has worked to create conference sessions that have direct relevance to all aspects of the shipping and trade markets. These sessions are best associated with the goal of delivering immediate commercial, technical, regulatory or strategic value to the industry and its global participants.

Today the CMA is the largest commercial shipping association in the U.S., which means that leaders of industry and government enthusiastically attend to share their ideas, voice concerns and explore answers to today’s new issues. The bottom-line is to give participants information to trade on, grow from, plan with and use, today – from the people who are leading the way.

The Exhibition

The CMA Shipping Exhibition features a dynamic gathering of 140 exhibitors from all corners of the world offering the finest products and services available to the international maritime industry – class, flag states, maritime software of all description, ship equipment of all kinds, bunker suppliers, insurance and P&I, shipyards, communications, emergency response, maritime academies, weather routing – the list goes on. Visit the Exposition page at www.cmashipping2018.com for a full list of our 2018 exhibitors.

The Commodore Award and Dinner

More than 800 leaders of the industry will honor the 2018 Commodore, Sabrina S. M. Chao, Executive Chairman, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited, at the Commodore Awards Dinner to be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 as the concluding event of CMA Shipping 2018. The dinner always sells out, and a limited number of tables are available for reservation and sponsorship. Each sponsored table seats 12 guests and are assigned on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored tables can be arranged with special marketing initiatives.

Highlight Sessions

The two sessions below highlight the depth of offerings at the conference:

The Economic Calculus of 2020 - Current Emissions Regulations: Positioning your business, your customers and your assets for impending emissions regulations.

• Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director, Commercial Regulations & Standards, United States Coast Guard

• Dr. Arlie G. Sterling, President, Marsoft Inc.

• Aziz Bamik, General Manager, GTT North America

• Robert N. Kunkel, President, Alternative Marine Technologies

• Jason Chesko, Senior Manager, Global Market Development, Methanex Corporation

• John R. LaRese, Marine Fuels Technical Advisor, ExxonMobil Marketing & Refining

Moderator: Neville Smith, Director, Mariner Communications

Bunkers: Making Sense of it all

Session Chairman & Moderator: Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd.

Where it all began: what is really happening inside the IMO? • Unni Einemo, International Bunker Industry Association representative at the IMO

De-bunkering the myths • Michael Green, Global Technical Manager – Bunker Fuel Testing, Intertek ShipCare Services

Fuel quality management • Steve Bee, Group Commercial Director, Veritas Petroleum Services

All about Scrubbers • Dr. Vis, Founder, Viswa Lab

The operational differences between the implementation of ECAs in 2015 and the global cap in 2020 • John Stirling, Marine Technical Quality Manager, World Fuel Services

2020: The commercial realities • Adrian Tolson, Senior Partner, 20|20 Marine Energy

The full program is available here.


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