ABS Americas
Since its founding in 1862, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading ship classification societies.

American Club 
The American Club is the only mutual Protection and Indemnity Club domiciled in the United States, providing cover to shipowners and charterers against third-party liabilities encountered in their commercial operations. 


Blank Rome LLP
Blank Rome has provided exceptional service to clients for 70 years and has become one of America's largest law firms by adding leading talent and new practice areas to handle critical client matters. 


Capital Link      
Capital Link is one of the leading investor relations, financial advisory/ communications firms, assisting institutions, stock exchanges and companies to enhance shareholder value by identifying the proper business and financial partners, take advantage of favorable financing and capital market opportunities.   

Euroseas Ltd.
Euroseas Ltd. was formed to consolidate the ship owning interests of the Pittas family of Athens, Greece, which has been in the shipping business over the past 140 years and operates in the dry cargo, drybulk and container shipping markets. 

Future Care Inc.
Future Care is an international medical management and cost containment service provider exclusively to the maritime industry, serving shipowners and P&I Clubs in fulfilling the medical needs of seafarers, aboard ship and on land. 

Hill Rivkins, LLP
Hill Rivkins LLP is an established, enduring national law firm unsurpassed in the fields of admiralty and maritime, insurance, transportation, energy and international commerce. 


Jefferies LLC
Jefferies provides insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and government entities. They offer deep sector expertise across a full range of products and services in investment banking, equities, fixed income and wealth management in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and Asia.

 Marine Society of the City of New York
The Marine Society of New York is a charitable and educational organization, the regular membership being composed entirely of seafarers, all of whom must be, or have been Captains or Officers of merchant vessels under the United States flag. 

New York Shipping Exchange
Founded in 2015, NYSHEX provides the global shipping industry a standardized “over-the-counter” exchange for entering enforceable freight contracts. It is based on proven and relevant principles from the New York Stock Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the London Metals exchange.

Poles Tublin LLP
Poles, Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzalez, LLP  is a general practice firm with lawyers specializing in real estate, trusts and estates, maritime law, and ship financing.


Samrat Container Lines, Inc.
Samrat Container Lines is a shipping and logistics company, catering to various industries not limited to retail, industrial goods, pharmaceuticals, construction, oil and gas, chemicals, etc. and specializing in NVOCC (container), Project Management, Cargo Insurance Services, Multi-modal transportation services and Distribution/Warehousing.

Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs is a full-service global law firm, providing the full range of legal advice required to implement practical strategies and resolve disputes, and counseling governments on privatization of whole industries and on establishment of regulatory systems under which new private businesses can compete. 

US Merchant Marine Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates and graduates licensed Merchant Marine officers of exemplary character who serve America’s marine transportation and defense needs in peace and war.

Vedder Price PC
Vedder Price is an international business-focused law firm serving sophisticated clients of all sizes and industries from offices across the U.S. and in the UK and Asia.

Accuritas Global 
Accuritas Global Solutions provides customized business intelligence, analytics, big data solutions and consulting services to global transportation leaders to support sound, data driven business decisions. 

Argus Media
Argus Media is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries. 

Bruce S. Rosencblatt & Associates, LLC Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC is a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm, providing design, engineering and ILS support to commercial shipyards, ship owners and operators, the U.S. Navy (USN), the Military Sealift Command (MSC), the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), state and city governments, and foreign countries.

Caribbean Ferry Service
Inter Island Eastern Caribbean Ferry Service provides transportation to passengers out of Barbados to St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad and Dominica.


Fratelli Cosulich/Asamar 
Fratelli Cosulich/Asamas covers several sectors of the shipping industry and operates under the belief that, in order to maintain continuous contacts and obtain reliable information, they have to be present in all branches of this industry. 

Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG)
GCG combines the legal, operations and technology expertise required to provide Best In Class® services for class action administrations, restructuring proceedings, regulatory matters, mass tort litigation, legal notice programs, data breach prevention and response, and business process outsourcing worldwide.

Hill Betts & Nash LLP
Hill, Betts & Nash LLP is a full service law firm providing legal counsel on matters relating to Jones Act and commercial litigation, insurance, surety, admiralty and aviation law, as well as domestic and international commercial transactions, corporate governance, world trade and transportation, regulatory compliance, asset finance and bankruptcy. 

Lennon Murphy & Phillips
The conscientious advocates of LM&P, dedicated to helping clients overcome obstacles and seize opportunities through the practical application of the law, consistently provide high level service through litigation, arbitration, mediation, negotiation, or by developing pragmatic solutions to complex problems. 

New York Harbor Foundation
Established in 2010, the New York Harbor Foundation funds and manages mission-critical programs for Harbor School students that are above and beyond the school’s scope and DOE budget.

Nordea Bank
Nordea Bank, a Nordic financial services group operating in Northern Europe, holds leading positions in corporate and institutional banking as well as in retail and private banking and are the leading provider of life and pensions products in the Nordic countries.


Reed Smith represents many of the world's leading companies in high-stakes disputes, strategic transactions, and crucial regulatory matters, with an uncommon commitment to developing long-term client relationships by delivering quality service and value.

Scorpio Tankers, Inc.
Scorpio Tankers is a leading international provider in the transportation of refined petroleum products. On a fully delivered basis Scorpio Tankers will own 87 product tankers (23 LR2, 50 MR, and 14 Handymax tankers).


Stolt-Nielsen USA Inc.
Stolt-Nielsen Limited is a leading global provider of integrated transportation, storage and distribution solutions for chemicals and other bulk-liquid products, delivered through its three largest operating units: Stolt Tankers, Stolthaven Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers.

Vanuatu Maritime Services, Ltd
Vanuatu Maritime Services, Ltd operates the central registry office of the Vanuatu international ship registry and handles all the details of vessel registration, mortgage recordation, seafarer documentation and all matters relating to safety and proper vessel inspection.

Wiggin and Dana LLP
Wiggin and Dana is a full-service law firm that represents clients throughout the country and abroad including publicly traded companies, hospitals and other health care organizations, universities, entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies, real estate developers, financial institutions, museums, charitable organizations and individuals. 

AMA Capital Partners LLC
Founded in 1987, AMA Capital Partners is a Transportation & Energy Merchant Bank. We offer advisory services across a spectrum of global rail and shipping transportation interest while maintaining active capital investment funds.

Blackhill Partners LLC
Blackhill Partners is a leading investment bank that helps clients secure the optimal outcome — even in the most challenging situations.


Burke & Parsons
Burke & Parsons, a world-recognized leader in maritime law, provides clients in shipping, chartering and international trade with superlative advice and assistance.


Charles R. Weber Company, Inc.  
Charles R. Weber Company is an independent full-service shipbroker and marine consultant, offering a broad range of maritime brokerage and consulting services to international oil, marine, trading and financial clients worldwide.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle represents multinational companies, international financial institutions, governments and state-owned entities, family and other privately held businesses, entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals.

Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP
Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP, founded in 1952, has established a international reputation for its expertise in all facets of maritime law, handling matters ranging from the most complex casualty and environmental litigation to routine marine insurance claims.

International Registries, Inc.  
International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries. 



Liberian Ship & Corporate Registry
The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR, LLC) is a U.S. owned and operated company that provides the day-to-day management for the Republic of Liberia's (ROL) ship and corporate registry. 


Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is a community of businesses -- including startups, long-time neighborhood stores, mid-market firms and large companies -- that help one another succeed.

Norton Rose Fulbright
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm, providing the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3500 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. 

Reitler Kailas & Rosenblass LLC
Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt is a New York City headquartered business law firm with leading capabilities in private equity financings, fund formation, and mergers.


Seward & Kissel LLP
Seward & Kissel, founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. focusing on corporate and litigation work for clients seeking legal expertise in the financial services, corporate finance and capital markets areas. 


SUNY Maritime College 
SUNY Maritime College educates dynamic leaders for the global maritime industry. Offering 11 undergraduate majors, including five ABET-accredited engineering programs and two master's degree programs, a distinctive hands-on approach to education prepares students for career success.

US Coast Guard - AMVER
AMVER, or Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System is a worldwide voluntary reporting system sponsored by the United States Coast Guard. It is a computer-based global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea.

Young American Capital
Young America Capital, LLC is a FINRA/SEC licensed broker dealer based in the New York metro area serving the investment banking needs of early stage and middle market companies, offering specialized services to both funds and investors in the Alternative Investment arena.


As mentioned in the Introduction the United Nations Commission on Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”), established by the U.N. General Assembly in 1966, is of growing importance in the development of maritime and trade law. UNCITRAL’s working sessions meet frequently in New York, and UNCITRAL’s annual sessions take place in New York in alternate years.

Most recently, UNCITRAL has conducted working sessions on a new draft carriage of goods by sea convention, and active participants in the process have included members of the New York legal community. Past work of UNCITRAL has included the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the Hamburg Rules, the United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade and the UNCITRAL Arbitration and Mediation Rules.

Other societies, institutions and organizations dedicated to the improvement of maritime expertise abound in the New York area. The United States Merchant Marine Academy, the State University of New York Maritime College and the Webb Institute which grants degrees in naval architecture and marine engineering are all located in the New York metropolitan area. The New York area also is home to the Association of Average Adjusters of the United States, the American Institute of Marine Underwriters, the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc., the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents. Each year the Maritime Law Association of the United States holds at least one of its two annual meetings in New York and a large portion of both its lawyer and non-lawyer membership are from the New York area.

The Connecticut Maritime Association (“CMA”) is a thriving group of maritime companies located in adjacent Connecticut. Each year, the CMA helps organize an annual shipping conference that draws people from around the world to address topics of legal and commercial interest.

NYMAR also works with The Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy, part of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. CEMTPP trains policy makers and business leaders through its innovative academic programs and research.  The Center focuses on preparing students to deal with such challenging issues as urban energy, energy and development, climate change, global energy governance and marine transportation.


Frank Airoboyi, Poron Oil & Maritime Ltd
Robert Meehan, Eastport Maritime USA
Manfred Arnold, Westmarine, Inc.
Jonathan Atkin, Shipshooter Media
Isabel Baumgarten, Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG)
Jakob Bergendorff
Ira Breskin, SUNY Maritime College
Lucienne Bulow
Oscar Caiazza, Caiazza Consulting Group, Inc.
Christopher Cheetham, Soter Advisors, Ltd
Christoper Clott, SUNY Maritime College
Rick A. Collins, Lockton Companies, Northeast Series
Richard Corwin, P & I Marine and Energy Ins.
Randee Day, Day and Partners
John de Lande Long, Chartwell Advisors, Inc
Paul Dell'Aquilo, Capital One
Nick Diamantopoulos
Linda Dianto, National Lighthouse Museum
Bob DiMarsico
Linsey Dinesan-Rajan
Simon Jean Ergas, Jean Ergas Consulting
Levi Gardner, III, National Organization for Dispute Resolutions, LLC
Andrew Garger
John Gauci-Maistre, GM International Services Limited
Fred Gordon, Heunshas International
William Haft, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Kathleen Haines, Heidmar, Inc.
Svend Hansen
Emery Harper, Harper Consultants, Inc
Carl Hausheer, AWT
Patricia Higgins, Go-Market, Inc.
Jonathan Jackson, Mjolner Shipping LLC
John Kalafatides, World Fuel Services Corp.
Ophelia Karavias
John R. Keller, HSBC Bank USA
Harry Kerames
John Lane, Lane Capital Markets, LLC
Kevin Lennon
Eric Linsner, Linco Shipping, Inc.
David Martowski, Society of Maritime Arbitrators
Ted Mason, EastWind Power Partners, Ltd
Michael Mitchell
Klaus Mordhorst, Leffler Chartering, Inc.
Stephen E. Muecke, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Jeffrey Owen Parry, Mystic Marine Advisors, LLC
Barry D. Parker, CONCONNE Ct
Andrew Pastrikos, Roscoe Capital Management, LLC
Edward Price
Jack Ring
Bruce Rosenblatt, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC
Levent K. Sadikoglu, First Capital Advisers LLC
Carolina Salguero, PortSide NewYork
Steven Schuster
Richard Sembler, Ocean Transport
Chaim Shacham, Maritime Services
Robert Shaw
Capt. Nicholas Skarvelis, Veritas Ship Agency, Inc
Peter Skoufalos, Brown Gavalas & Fromm LLP
Jonathan Spencer, The Spencer Company
Steven Strom, Blackhill Partners LLC
Capt. Peter Swift, Swift Maritime Associates, LLC
Alan Swimmer, National Maritime Services
G Robert Tonney, Toney Capital Holding
Jason Tsoukas, Bailey Duquette
Bahadir Unal, New York Shipbrokers
Maritsa Varvistiotes, Aegis Capital Corp.
Rahul Wanchoo, Wanchoo Law Office, LLP
James (Jack) Warfield, Morgan StanleyWealth Management
Roberta Weisbrod
Eric Wiberg, McAllister Towing
John Woods, Clyde & Co US LLP
Andrew Zaha, CIT Leveraged Finance Transportation
G Justin R Zizes, Marine Development Consulting
Evangelia Zouras, UBS