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The Jones Act Shipping Forum will tackle the key themes in markets facing a moment of change.
Regulatory experts will discuss the new reality in Washington and how the Trump administration might impact the trades protected by the Jones Act.
Shipowners will discuss their outlook for the Jones Act tanker, containership and offshore vessel markets, and shipyards will discuss the prospects for new orders after delivery of the wave of tanker newbuildings.
And financial experts will discuss the latest development in financing, restructuring and other money matters.
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Speakers confirmed include:
Mark H. Buzby, Administrator, US Maritime Administration
Matthew J. Cox, Chairman and CEO, Matson
Pål Lothe Magnussen, President & CEO, American Shipping Company
Robert Grune, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Petroleum Services, Crowley Maritime
Samuel A. Giberga, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Hornbeck Offshore Services
Morten Arntzen, Executive Chairman, Team Tankers & senior shipping industry advisor, Macquarie Specialised Investment Solutions
John J Reilly, Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Clay Maitland, Chairman, MMPC
Jonathan Waldron, Partner & Chair, Maritime & International Trade Practice Group, Blank Rome
Charlie Papavizas, Chair, Maritime and Admiralty Practice, Winston & Strawn
Boriana Farrar, VP - Business Development Director, The American Club
Tom Allegretti, Chairman, American Maritime Partnership
Brad Berman, Head of Shipping-Americas, Norton Rose Fulbright
John F. Imhof Jr., Partner, Seward & Kissel
Randee Day, Chief Executive, Goldin Maritime
Paul 'Chip' Jaenichen, Chief Operating Officer, HMS Global Maritime
Matt Thomson, Head of Transportation & Logistics, RBC Capital Markets
Mark Whatley, Senior Managing Director, Evercore
Lance Gurley, Managing Director, Blackhill Partners
Jorge Romero, Of Counsel, K&L Gates
US Maritime Administration
Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby was appointed by President Donald Trump and sworn in as Maritime Administrator on August 8, 2017. Prior to his appointment, Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association, a position he has held since retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2013 with over 34 years of service.
A 1979 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Buzby earned his Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science and U.S. Coast Guard Third Mate License. He was commissioned in the US Navy in June 1979, is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and holds master’s degrees from the U.S. Naval War College and Salve Regina University in Strategic Studies and International Relations respectively.
Buzby commanded destroyer USS CARNEY (DDG 64), Destroyer Squadron THIRTY-ONE, Surface Warfare Officers School Command, and Joint Task Force GUANTANAMO BAY. As a junior officer, Buzby served in USS CONNOLE (FF1056), USS ARIES (PHM 5), USS YORKTOWN (CG 48), USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53) and USS SHILOH (CG 67) primarily in operations and combat systems billets. In 1985, he was the Atlantic Fleet Junior Officer Shiphandler of the Year.
Ashore, he served on staffs of SIXTH Fleet, US Fleet Forces Command, the Navy staff, and the Joint Staff. Buzby served as the Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command from October 2009 to March 2013.
Buzby’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (four awards), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (five awards) and various other unit and campaign awards.
Chairman & CEO
Matthew J. Cox is Chairman and CEO of Matson, Inc. He became CEO in June 2012, and served as President from 2008 to 2017. Cox is responsible for overseeing the entire Matson organization, which includes Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (ocean transportation), Matson Logistics, Inc. (logistics) and Matson Terminals, Inc. (terminal operations in Hawaii). He also serves on the board of directors of Matson, Inc. In addition to his Matson responsibilities, Cox is on the board of SSAT, a stevedoring joint venture in which Matson owns 35 percent.
Cox joined Matson in June 2001 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 2005, he became executive vice president and chief operating officer. He had a key role in the start up of Matson's China – Long Beach Express in 2006.
Prior to Matson, Cox had 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, 12 of which were spent at American President Lines, Ltd. (APL). From 1999 to 2001, he held executive posts at Distribution Dynamics, Inc., a provider of outsourced logistics, inventory management and integrated information systems based in Danville, California; he was the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer at the time he joined Matson. From 1987 to 1999, Cox held positions of increasing responsibility at APL, covering both financial and operational aspects of the company, including vice president, refrigerated container market; managing director, Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent Region Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and director, financial support services.
Cox serves on the board of First Hawaiian Bank and the Standard Club. He is also a member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable, Inc. and the Shidler College of Business Advisory Council at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Cox has a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from the University of California, Berkeley and is a certified public accountant; he is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
President & CEO
American Shipping Company
Senior VP & GM Petroleum Services
Executive VP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Hornbeck Offshore Services
Squire Patton Boggs
John Reilly is a trial lawyer with more than 35 years' experience. John serves as lead counsel in federal trial and appellate litigation throughout the United States involving antitrust, price-fixing conspiracies, monopoly, commercial and real estate disputes, RICO actions and class actions, as well as arbitrations in both US and global forums. In addition, John has been an arbitrator and counsel in numerous arbitrations involving commercial disputes, international disputes and New York Stock Exchange proceedings, including several FINRA arbitrations of claims relating to securities and other investments. He has also advised and counseled clients regarding joint venture arrangements in several industries, including airline and shipping, and with respect to re-sale price maintenance programs, as well as in grand jury antitrust investigations into the shipping industry. He has also served as a monitor in the New York City Integrity Monitoring Program and in the NY/NJ Port Authority Monitoring Program.
Partner & Chair, Maritime & International Trade Practice Group
Chair, Maritime & Admiralty Practice
Winston & Strawn
VP- Business Development Director
The American Club
American Maritime Partnership
Head of Shipping-Americas
Norton Rose Fulbright
Seward & Kissel
Chief Operating Officer
HMS Global Maritime
After a decorated career with the U.S. Navy and the Maritime Administration (MARAD), Jaenichen joined HMS Global Maritime on January 12, 2017. In his role as COO, Captain Jaenichen will be responsible for ensuring that HMS Global Maritime excels in every facet of transportation, safety and security, and mechanical operations, as well as ensuring that the company continues to produce industry leading financial results while bringing new ideas and ways of doing business that improve satisfaction and team member involvement.
Prior to joining HMS Global Maritime, Captain Jaenichen was appointed by President Obama and served as Maritime Administrator since July 2014. He previously served as both Deputy and Acting Maritime Administrator from 2012 to 2014. Captain Jaenichen was a career naval officer, who retired after 30 years as a nuclear trained Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy. His final assignment was as Deputy Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Department of the Navy from 2010 to 2012.
Head of Transportation & Logistics
RBC Capital Markets
Senior Managing Director
Mr. Romero is in the Finance, Transportation, and Restructuring and Insolvency practice groups. He has extensive experience in international and domestic U.S. financial transactions in the maritime industry, focusing on asset-based structured financings and related capital markets transactions. In that context he has represented borrowers, lessees, hedge funds, and institutional investors and banks. He has also represented shipping company debtors and creditors in restructurings and bankruptcies.
Mr. Romero’s commercial experience includes a broad variety of contracts and transactions involving maritime assets, such as bareboat and time charters, contracts of affreightment, shipbuilding contracts, vessel sale and purchase agreements, and contracts for private marine security services, and related regulatory matters.
An important part of Mr. Romero’s practice focuses on advising investors and target companies on compliance with U.S. maritime laws relating to ownership and operation of vessels, such as the Jones Act and similar laws.