Anticipation builds for CMA Shipping 2024


There are just four weeks to go until the 39th edition of CMA Shipping takes place in Stamford, CT, from 12 – 14 March 2024.

The conference agenda promises to highlight pertinent issues surrounding the future of shipping, and how the industry can navigate challenges such as the energy transition, crewing and education, safety and compliance. At the show, speakers will review macro industry supply-demand & regulation challenges as well as specific discussions on topics such as: EU ETS, CII, expectations for MEPC 81, Wind & Nuclear-powered propulsion, digitisation through the lens of seafarer skills, the application of AI in marine technology and much more.

Seatrade Maritime Group Director, Chris Morley, commented: “From the demands of a growing global population and supply chain turmoil to the pressures posed by impending decarbonisation targets, there are new and technical challenges on the horizon for the shipping industry. Opportunities for open industry dialogue and the exchange of knowledge are therefore vital, and CMA Shipping remains as committed as ever to supporting this through its industry-led agenda.”

“Attendees can expect an engaging line-up of presentations, panel sessions and case studies, featuring some of the industry’s most influential names. We hope these conversations will spark dynamic debate, centred around delivering strategic solutions that will enable positive progress across the industry,” continued Morley.

With more than 50 key names already on the line-up and many more to be revealed in the coming weeks, speakers to date include:
• Michael D. Tusiani, Chairman, Poten & Partners and CMA Commodore 2024
• Roy Bleiberg, Vice President, North America Business Development, ABS
• Ilya Espino de Marotta, Deputy Administrator, Panama Canal Authority
• Erik Hånell, CEO at Stena Bulk
• René Kofod-Olsen, CEO, V.Group
• Knut Orbeck-Nilssen (pictured), Chief Executive Officer, DNV
• Nikolaus H. Schües, President, BIMCO
• Lois Zabrocky, Chief Executive Officer, International Seaways Ship Management LLC
• Roberto Paolo Cazzulo, Chairman, IACS
• Sandi Ennor, President at CMA / CEO, Transparensea Fuels LLC

The prestigious Commodore Gala Dinner, pinnacle of any CMA Shipping event, takes place on Thursday 14 March.