NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 17, 2016) - Senior executives from major listed shipping companies involved with the container & liner shipping sector of maritime transportation and those involved with container leasing will participate on sector panel discussions at Capital Link's New York Maritime Forum to be held in New York City on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, organized in partnership with DNB.

The Forum will also feature panel discussions on other shipping sectors, such as dry bulk, containers, LNG, LPG, product tanker, crude oil tanker and fuel oil as well as on other topics of critical significance for the industry, such as bank finance, capital markets, restructuring, insurance and private equity. The Forum features government and business leaders and senior executives from the transportation, energy, logistics and maritime related sectors.

This Forum is both an investment and industry conference. Besides discussing trends, developments and investment opportunities in the global maritime industry and related sectors, it also aims to highlight the significance of New York as a maritime center and attract more maritime related business to the area.

The Forum is organized in partnership with DNB and in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, the Empire State Development, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and The Port Authority of NY & NJ.

The Forum is an initiative that aims to highlight the significance of New York as a maritime center and attract more maritime related business to the area, while also discussing trends, developments and investment opportunities in the global maritime industry and related sectors.

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Qualified attendees, as specified on the registration page, can register at no cost.

The panel will explore the supply and demand trend, along with current asset values and freight rates, the sales and purchase market, and access to capital-all key factors affecting the container market today.

Mr. Gregory Lewis, Head of Maritime Research - Credit Suisse


  • Mr. Tasos Aslidis, CFO - Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA)
  • Mr. Peter Shaerf, Vice Chairman - Seaspan (NYSE: SSW)
  • Mr. Howard Finkel, Vice President - COSCO USA

The panel will discuss trends and developments in the container leasing including the supply and demand, sales and purchase market and access to capital.

Mr. John E. Bradley, Shareholder - Vedder Price


  • Mr. Brian Sondey, President - Triton International (NASDAQ: TRTN)
  • Mr. Stephen Ponak, Managing Director - Touax Group (FP: TOUP)
  • Mr. Scott Smith, President - Aquarius Equipment Finance
  • Mr. Christoph Clauss, Senior Vice President - Shipping Finance Americas DVB Transport (US) LLC

The audience will include the senior executives of publicly listed and privately held shipping, energy, commodity and logistics companies, commercial and investment bankers, institutional investors and financial advisors as well as a broader spectrum of industry participants such as shipping and liner companies, container leasing companies and operators, ship managers, ship brokers, ship agents, ship charterers, port terminal operators, port security, naval architects and engineers, classification societies, marine insurers and underwriters, marine arbitrators, maritime lawyers, marine mediators, marine advisors and consultants, maritime technology and marine educators.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Ms. Kathleen C. Hochul, Lieutenant Governor - State of New York


  • Dry Bulk Sector Panel
  • Brexit: Implications & Impact on Shipping & New York
  • Container & Liner Shipping Panel
  • Bank Finance & Shipping Panel
  • LPG Shipping Panel
  • Capital Markets & Shipping
  • Investing for Yield through Shipping
  • Optimizing Fleet Efficiency in a Challenging Market
  • Maritime Arbitration: Global Trends & Developments - New York as Maritime Arbitration Center
  • LNG Sector Panel
  • New York as a Maritime Education Center
  • Restructuring Panel
  • Shipbroking - Enhancing the S&P Market Liquidity New York as a Shipbroking Center
  • Investments in Container Leasing: Lemons & Lemonade in a Challenging Market
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Trends & Developments New York as an Insurance & Reinsurance Center
  • The Port of New York & New Jersey a Major Maritime & Transport Hub
  • Analyst Panel
  • Global New York - New York as a Business & Investment Destination
  • Private Equity Panel
  • Overview of New York's Maritime Economy
  • Fuel Oil & Bunkering
  • New York as a Logistics Hub
  • Product Tankers Panel
  • Maritime & Admiralty Law Panel
  • Crude Oil Tankers Panel

IN COOPERATION WITH: New York Stock Exchange • NASDAQ • Empire State Development • New York City Economic Development Corporation • The Port Authority of NY & NJ
GLOBAL LEAD SPONSOR: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd.
GLOBAL GOLD SPONSORS: Columbia Shipmanagement • DNV-GL • DVB • EY • Tototheo Group
GLOBAL SPONSORS: Blank Rome LLP • Clyde & Co • Jefferies • Norton Rose Fulbright • Reed Smith • Seward & Kissel LLP • Tufton Oceanic • Vedder Price • Watson Farley & Williams
SPONSORS: Aegean Marine Petroleum • AMA Capital Partners • The American Club • CIT • Clay Maitland • Credit Suisse •Fearnley Securities • Nordea Bank • Poten & Partners • Stifel • The Marshall Islands Registry • World Fuel Services
SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Accuritas Global Solutions • CR Ocean Engineering • Hill Betts & Nash LLP • Poles Tublin
MEDIA PARTNERS: All About Shipping • Lloyd's List • Maritime Executive • Ship2Shore • TradeWinds • WorldOils
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS: Association of Ship Brokers & Agents • Maritime Association of Port of New York and New Jersey • The Maritime Law Association of The United States • North American Marine Enviroment Protection Association • New York Maritime Inc. • Partnership of New York City • New York Shipping Association, Inc. • Society of Maritime Arbitrators • Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

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Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York based investor relations, financial communication and advisory form with strategic focus on the maritime, commodities and energy sectors, MLPs, as well as Closed-End Funds and ETFs. In addition, Capital Link organizes ten investment conferences a year in the United States and Europe all of which are known for combining rich educational and informational content with unique marketing and networking opportunities. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange. Based in New York City, Capital Link has presence in London, Athens & Oslo.

Contact Information:

Nicolas Bornozis
(212) 661-7566