Another interview in a Maritime TV series featuring Clay Maitland, Managing Partner, International Registries, Inc., and Chairman of the Merchant Marine Policy Coalition (MMPC), entitled ‘Mondays with Maitland’. The program tackles issues of the day throughout the international maritime industry. In this sixth interview in the series, from his position as Chairman of MMPC, Maitland provides his thoughts on the recent National Maritime Strategy Symposium and what needs to happen next in this effort to re-vitalize the U.S. flag merchant fleet… Continue reading
HELLENIC-AMERICAN / NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
20th Annual Joint Shipping Conference
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 – THE WALDORF-ASTORIA STARLIGHT ROOF – 301 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY
Moderator: CLAY MAITLAND
SCOTT BORGERSON, CEO, Cargometrics
PETER KANELOS, CFO, Eletson Corporation
TED PETRONE, President, Navios
STEFANIE KASSELAKIS-KYLES, General Counsel, Poten & Partners… Continue reading
There have been various rumors in some maritime industry circles the plans for a second U.S. ship registry akin to some European flag state models are being considered in Washington.
There has also been speculation that International Registries, Inc. the registry and offshore corporation administration for the Marshall Islands and its Managing Partner Clay Maitland would be involved with this second registry, possibly related to the activities of the Merchant Marine Policy Coalition, (MMPC) which he co-founded.
Maritime TV decided to put Mr. Maitland on the spot and see if he would respond to questions on this during an interview in our studio on December 10.
Clay Maitland advocates for seafarer welfare and classification society mergers to improve quality in an interview on MaritimeTV
Tradewind’s Adam Corbett interviews Clay Maitland on ship and mariner safety, and calls for consolidation within class societies
New York: One of North America’s most outspoken men in shipping, Clay Maitland, has slammed the encroachment of financial institutions into the industry, something he reckons is damaging the soul and integrity of the sector.
The managing partner of International Registries, Inc, which administers the Marshall Islands flag, speaking to Maritime CEO from New York, said that many of the leading figures in the industry are not particularly well-versed in what ships, and the people who work in them, are all about.
“Leading shipping executives tend to be finance types, and are poor executives to have in the wheelhouse, particularly when things get bad. We are living in such an era, and we need leaders with more depth of knowledge, and experience,” he warned.
One example, he… Continue reading« go back