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Where the shipping business gets done

The Connecticut Maritime Association is a non-profit organization which was built by its members, for its members, and as such is one of kind.

Unlike many similar organizations which are supported largely by corporate membership, the CMA’s voting membership is comprised only of individuals. From bunker brokers and tug-boat operators to lawyers and underwriters, to ship owners, brokers and managers, shippers and merchants of all kinds of cargo, each CMA member has an equal and separate vote.

The CMA was created to build a community of shipping people, and remains a conduit for the exchange of information and a source of camaraderie and fellowship that is unique and vital to the shipping community. In 2022, the CMA celebrates its 39th anniversary. It prospers with over 1,500 members representing nearly 500 companies and organizations.

What is the CMA?

The Connecticut Maritime Association is an organization for its members by its members. 

From ship owners and managers to bunker brokers, and tug-boat operators, from lawyers and underwriters, to brokers and shippers; each CMA member has an equal and separate vote.

How to become a member

Membership, per annum is $100 for an individual based in the U.S. or overseas, and is $40 for a full time student or retired individual in the U.S. or overseas.

To find out more about the CMA, become a member, or renew your membership, please follow the links below.

The Commodore Award

Passing the hat and enjoying an evening of entertainment and good humor at the annual Commodore Award Gala Dinner is the pinnacle of the CMA event.

Each year the CMA Board elects someone who has significantly contributed to the dynamism, growth and development of the maritime industry.