On Tuesday, February 2nd SUNY Maritime College will present their annual, day-long “Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping” conference on the SUNY Maritime College campus, in The Bronx, New York City.
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.