The 3-day Exhibition and Conference - brought to you by Connecticut Maritime Association; organised by Informa Markets and as part of North American Shipping Week – took place from 13-15 October 2021 at the Hilton Stamford Connecticut, USA.
The focus of the 36th edition of CMA Shipping was to bring the industry together after the last challenging two years whilst the agenda addressed the lessons learned and also the opportunities that lie ahead as trade gets back on track with shipping leading the way.
The expo hall showcased 80+ booths featuring leading technology, maritime equipment, fuel and lubricant, safety and sustainability suppliers, ship repair, navigation and communication, software solutions, energy, salvage and emergency response solutions providers, insurers, and maritime recruiters. Amongst the 60+ expert speakers were: Lois Zabrocky, CEO of International Seaways, Inc, CMA President, Chris Aversano; Lucinda Lessley, Acting Maritime Administrator, MARAD; DNV CEO, Knut Orbeck-Nilssen; V.Group CEO, Ship Management Bjoern Sprotte; Ardmore Shipping CEO & President, Anthony Gurnee and more. Tracks included The Human Element, Insurance, Greener Shipping, Bunkering & Legal – PLUS the usual keynotes and of course – the Commodore Debate.
Each day ended with a networking event with Day 3 evening dedicated to the well-attended and certainly much awaited Commodore Gala Dinner & Afterglow at which the 2021 Commodore Lois Zabrocky was celebrated in true CMA style!