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.

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F. Humera Ahmed, LISCR, LLC

Brian P. Devine, Head of Transport, United States, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP


Gordon Downes: CEO, New York Shipping Exchange, Inc. (NYSHEX)

Keith Heard: Attorney, Lennon Murphy & Phillips, LLC


Joseph Hughes: Chairman & CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, The American P&I Club


John Kimball: Partner, Blank Rome LLP


Clay Maitland: Chairman, New York Maritime, Inc.

Robert Shaw, Sea Trade Holdings, Inc.


John Stratakis, Partner, Poles, Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzalez, LLP