SUNY Hosting Free Shipping Symposium

press release
Monday, January 30, 2012

SUNY Maritime College Presents The Annual 2012 Groundhog Day Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping Symposium.


When: February 2, 2012 – 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Where: Vander Clute Hall, Special Events Room / SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, NY

Admission: FREE

The morning session will begin with a presentation at 9:00 am, by Alan Favicchio, Project Director at UTC on  "US Ex-Im Bank Financed Project/Employing Maritime Graduates as PR-17 Compensatory  Waivers."
At 10:00 am,    "Cuba Oil Drilling - U.S. Contingency Planning  to respond to a pollution release impacting U.S  Waters"  will  be the topic of  a talk by Captain Francis (“Stash”) Pelkowski, USCG  and Assistant Professor, Global Business &  Transportation, SUNY Maritime College.
James Maloney, Esq., SUNY Maritime graduate and maritime attorney will tackle the topic of  "Controversial Issues of Marine Insurance,” at 10:45 am.

 

Following lunch in the Special Events room, at 1:00 pm,  Keynote Speaker and SUNY Maritime graduate Matt Doherty will focus on Chartering.  Mr. Doherty is  Chartering Manager at Genco Ship Management, LLC,  New York City.  He is responsible for all chartering activities for a fleet of sixty plus bulk  carriers and also sailed onboard American flag merchant vessels as a licensed deck  officer.

 

AT 1:45 pm, the focus will then shift to environmental maritime concerns with panel discussion led by  NAMEPA’s Carleen Lyden- Kluss as moderator with Christopher Bastis,CEO Seagroup and NAMEPA Director; David J. Dolan - HSQE Compliance Director - Roymar Ship Management and Peter Glankoff - SVP Sea Research Foundation.

 

At 3 pm, Huaping Yang, Chartering Broker at ICAP Shipping will discuss  “Today’s Panamax Market.”    She is a recent graduate of SUNY Maritime’s graduate program.
At 4 pm, SUNY Maritime Professor and Fulbright Scholar Janis Schulmeisters,  will discuss “Proximate Cause and  Seamen's Rights”

 
“Presentations and discussions will focus on many of the most vital issues impacting the international shipping industry today,” noted Dr. Larry Howard, Chairman of the Maritime College
Global Business & Transportation department.
 

The morning session will run from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.  Participants may purchase lunch at the SUNY Maritime College cafeteria, on campus.  The afternoon session will begin at 1:00 pm and a complimentary networking reception will follow, beginning at 4:30 pm.
 

“The conference offers all maritime professionals an excellent way to meet the leaders in the field and to meet other professionals in the industry,” said Dr. Howard. All are welcome.
To learn more about the SUNY Maritime College annual Groundhog Day, Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping Symposium, visit: http://www.sunymaritime.edu/hotnews.aspx?id=590 or call Dr. Larry Howard, Chairman SUNY Maritime College Global Business and Transportation Department at:  718-409-2977 or by email at: lhoward@sunymaritime.edu.  Directions to the SUNY Maritime College campus are available on the Maritime College website at:  www.sunymaritime.edu.

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