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Connecticut Maritime Association

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 to build a community 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. This year the CMA celebrates its 40th anniversary. It prospers with over 1,000 members representing nearly 500 companies and organizations.

The CMA Education Foundation promotes and supports maritime-related education through financial assistance – internships and scholarships, mentoring, events and activities.

Each Spring the CMA welcomes the international shipping community to Stamford, CT for its Annual Shipping Conference and Exhibition. CMA Shipping. CMA Shipping 2024 to be held March 12-14 will be the 39th edition. CMA Shipping continues a tradition of bringing 2,000 of the best and the brightest from the international shipping community together in one of North America’s leading commercial shipping centers, for three days of business and market oriented activity and superb networking and is run on behalf of the CMA by Informa Markets –

Three Days Not to be Missed!

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