Shipowners Forum USA

Houston, TX / 4 October 2018

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About the event

The TradeWinds Shipowners Forum USA will explore the hottest topics in Jones Act and US-flag Shipping.

Regulatory questions: Experts will discuss the regulatory landscape for Jones Act and US-flag shipping. Are there changes to the Jones Act regime expected under the Trump Administration or current Congress? Is there sufficient support for the US-flag fleet trading internationally? Would Democratic gains in November’s elections provide any challenges to the US-flag and Jones Act shipping?

Jones Act markets:
Shipowners and shipyards discuss recent developments in Jones Act market and their outlook for the future. Is the tanker turnaround ahead? Will containerships face oversupply? 

US-flag markets: Shipowners and operators will explore the outlook for US-flag ships trading in international markets. Is Washington guaranteeing enough work for car carriers, multipurpose ships and containerships trading in these markets? Will the years of decline continue, or is there opportunity for a rebound?

Offshore vessels: Amid a painful downturn and a number of restructurings, is the US offshore vessel sector positioned for a recovery? And will that recovery come any time soon? Our expert panelists will explore the competitive landscape for the industry and and discuss the potential for a rebound. 

Click here to view photos from the Jones Act Forum 2017 in Washington, DC.
Click here to view photos from the Jones Act Forum 2016 in New York, NY. 

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Confirmed Speakers

Put your questions to shipping’s most experienced and knowledgeable players, learn from and challenge their business strategies, and discover what makes them tick. Among the speakers you will hear from:
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Rear Admiral Mark Buzby USN, Ret.
Maritime Administrator
United States Maritime Administration
Emily Huggins Jones
Squire Patton Boggs
Russell Paret
President & CEO
Schuyler Line Navigation Company
Will Terrill
President & CEO
US Ocean, LLC
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Forum Sponsors

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Become a Sponsor

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TradeWinds Shipping Forums bring together the industry's most influential figures at events worldwide, offering unparalleled networking opportunities to sponsors.

In a digital age, opportunities for networking in person are increasingly rare yet ever more valuable. As such, TradeWinds Shipping Forums offer sponsors a unique opportunity to strengthen existing relationships with peers, establish fresh alliances, as well as meet maritime's movers and makers.

As the world's number one shipping news service, only TradeWinds has the global resources, strategic partners and industry insight to host this prestigious series of global forums.

Put your company where it needs to be: in the spotlight.

As a sponsor you will be able to target the people who matter most to your business: the high-profile personalities, key decision makers and heavy hitters that only TradeWinds can bring together under one roof.

Watch what happens when you harness your brand to ours.

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