Business of Shipping Competition

The Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) and the CMA Education Foundation annually seek papers written by students attending US colleges and universities with programs and/or courses on the shipping industry, international trade, marine transportation, marine science, and marine engineering.  Students must be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Winners present their papers at a featured session at the CMA Conference each year.


The Business of Shipping Winners presented their papers as on On-Demand Session at CMA Shipping 2020. 

Business of Shipping Winners 2020

1st Place $2,500: “The Impact of Container Alliances on Shippers & the Logistic Chain”

by Joshua Velazquez, SUNY Maritime

Joshua Velazquez

2nd Place $1,500: “Challenges Facing the US Flag: Revitalizing the US Merchant Fleet through a Shift of National Focus”

By Joshua Alfaro, CAL Maritime

Joshua Alfaro

3rd Place $1,000: “IMO 2020: What more needs to be done?”

By Stephen Paris, SUNY Maritime

Stephen Paris

The Awards are courtesy of d’Amico International Shipping.