SMA
Society of Maritime Arbitrators
Resolving Maritime Disputes For Over 50 Years

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. The mission of the SMA is to promulgate arbitration and 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.

EVENTS AND CALENDAR

Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Holiday Luncheon
No Speaker,
just Holiday Wishes
and Good Cheer

Special Event

Thursday March 1 and
Friday March 2, 2018


Arbitration Course 2018
Maritime Arbitration in New York


This course is offered to help further and promote the fair, just, ethical and cost effective resolution of charter-party and other maritime contract disputes by arbitration in New York.

NOTICES

Luncheon Presentation Now Available

After an introduction to Pangaea Logistics and Phoenix Bulk Carriers at the October luncheon, Neil McLaughlin discussed the benefits of ship management in the United States. The SMA thanks Neil for the presentation and for allowing it to be included on the SMA website.

The Arbitrator

New Volume of The Arbitrator - September 2017

Annual Meeting Election Results

The Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. (SMA) is pleased to announce the election, at its annual membership meeting, of Robert Shaw, as its President, and Nigel Hawkins as its Vice President. Please click here for the press release and click here for full Officers list.

Luncheon Presentation Now Available

Patrick Lennon of Lennon, Murphy & Phillips engaged SMA members and guests with a lively discussion of Force Majeure Clauses in charter party chains. The presentation included a definition, updates on law and interactive hypothetical examples. The SMA thanks Patrick for the presentation and for allowing it to be included on the SMA website.