The New York Maritime Cluster is home to over 250 shipping companies, who are continually reaping the benefits of the area's extensive resources and infrastructure (banks, lawyers, insurance and arbitration). New York is also the world's best tax haven for a foreign shipping company to base its operations if it qualifies for exemption under US tax laws or a US treaty

Top 3 reasons for doing business in New York:

#1 New York remains the world’s financial center, and shipping figures prominently in it.  More shipping companies are listed on the New York exchanges than any other exchange.  New York is the epicenter for private equity, bonds and alternative financing all of which provides much needed capital to the maritime industry.
#2 Comprehensive maritime community embracing shipping companies, financial institutions, law firms, insurance, brokerage, arbitration, cargo handling, freight forwarding, media and more!
#3 The port of New York is the third largest port in North America, and the busiest on the East Coast.  It is the largest refined petroleum product port, as well as the largest auto import/export port, in the United States.

3 reasons YOU should join NYMAR:

1 = Participate in the expanding the New York maritime business community, and therefore expand your own business!

2 = Receive invitations to regular meetings on market topical events—market breakfasts, networking receptions, discounted participation in many area conferences and events.
3 = Support the visibility and viability of the New York maritime cluster!

New York Maritime Inc. (NYMAR) remains bullish on doing business in the New York Maritime region.  Not only is there a full complement of ship owning companies and maritime services (financial, legal, insurance, broking, and more), but New York also boasts the third largest port in the United States—the largest trading nation in the world.


New York Maritime Consortium


5/1/2015— Industry professionals re-created a real world, interactive, mock arbitration titled- Seven Days in May: Resolving Your Arbitration Insecurities.
Read more including our PLAYBELL of the event!

News & Upcoming Events

~ New York Shipping Conference to Examine Shifting Global Trade • 22nd Annual Joint Event to Feature Range of Speakers:- press release
Hellenic-Norwegian American Chambers of Commerce Shipping Conference, February 11, 2016. details

~ Lloyd’s List Launches Search for North America’s Best and Brightest. AFTER two successful years in Houston, the Lloyd’s List North American Awards 2016 is moving to New York, where the best and brightest of North American shipping will be honored with the industry’s most prestigious accolades. Read more on our Industry News page.

~ Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26, 2015 the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. will again offer its popular, comprehensive two day seminar: Maritime Arbitration in New York under SMA Rules. details

~ Introducing: Macro-Snapshots-- Timely and topical insights into the global economy and its impact on the financial markets-- from Jean Ergas, Chief Economist at
Tigress Financial Partners. Read more on our Industry News page.

~ Waterfront Alliance Blog: Read about about the value of our working waterfront, here is the link.

~ Thank you for attending NYMAR's Welcome Reception that took place on September 28th, 2015. NYMAR is grateful to Brian Devine and Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP for hosting this event. read more

~ RBS Quitting leaves huge hole in London's shipping claim. Read more on our Industry News page.

~ New York- The First Arbitration Center by Clay Maitland. "The early, Dutch, adopters of arbitration had a vision for a system that was timely, definitive, smooth, transparent and efficient.  That vision is alive and well today in New York." Read the entire article on our Industry News page.