Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CMA Shipping 2009 Day 2

Excitement filled the air as day two of the Connecticut Maritime Association's Shipping 2009 started. Besides a full schedule of conferences on topics such as piracy, the luncheon included awards sponsored by Professional Mariner Magazine.

The Amver staff was busy talking to all sorts of visitors including former participants and international maritime students. There were even some students from the Shanghai Maritime Academy!

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The highlight of the day was the presentation of the Professional Mariner Plimsoll Award for Outstanding Service to Amver. We were humbled and honored to receive this prestigious award on behalf of the United States Coast Guard and the thousands of Amver participants that make the system work.

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Several new leads developed from meeting the array of delegates at Shipping 2009. Another fleet management company is interested in a possible partnership to increase Amver reporting and the Indian Coast Guard is interested in expanding their regional ship reporting system on the Amver model.

Tomorrow brings more opportunities to interact with our shipping partners and welcome COSCO President Captain Wei Jiafu as the new Connecticut Maritime Association Commodore.

Stop by and see us in booth G-104 or follow us on Twitter to learn what is happening.

2 comments:

Peter A. Mello, Sea-Fever blog said...

Congratulations on an award well deserved!

Christiaan Conover said...

Congrats on the award!

Good picture of the cadets - you can see my room mate on the far right edge of the picture.