Upcoming Events

Monthly Luncheons

Next Luncheon
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Art Mead, Vice President & Chief Counsel, Government & Regulatory CROWLEY MARITIME CORPORATION will discuss "The Increasing Cost of Salvage and Wreck Removal Operations in the Context of a Technologically Advanced, Safety and Environmentally Sensitive Global Community"

The 10th annual SMA two-day comprehensive seminar
MARITIME ARBITRATION IN NEW YORK UNDER S.M.A. RULES
will take place in February 2015 - on Thursday, 2/19 and Friday, 2/20.

Our Mission

The Society of Maritime Arbitrators is a professional non-profit organization that has achieved international recognition as a leading forum for the arbitration of maritime and commercial disputes. Its mission is to promulgate arbitration, mediation, and to establish commercially effective legal procedures for Alternative Dispute Resolution. The SMA trains and provides the maritime industry with experienced commercial professionals who resolve disputes in an impartial, timely and cost-efficient manner.

Special Notices

On October 8th at the monthly Luncheon of the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Leo G. Kailas a partner at Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC presented his talk Charter party Agreements: Issues Related to Ebola Epidemic, which addressed issues regarding what measures can be taken to protect the vessel and crew, the implications for cargo if a port is closed or quarantined, who pays for delays, a review of the BIMCO Gentime charter and Exxon's charter party, along with two suggested Ebola Clause to consider for the Charter party contract.

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