On February 12, 2014, attorney Tim Shea kicked off Metro Group Maritime’s 2014 series of SALTTalks, held at MGM’s New York office, focusing on the history and current issues within the U.S. Flag Fleet and Jones Act.
Attendees constituted a broad range of players within the industry, including: U.S. Flag Fleet carriers, admiralty lawyers, foreign flag carriers, marine consultants, tugboat operators, lobbyists, marine terminals and government.
“The way I see it, the impact of Tim Shea’s SALTTalk was two-fold. His thoughts were especially compelling because they were fortified by his encyclopedia-like knowledge of Jones Act/U.S. Flag and various stakeholders. The talk went on to become a framework that sparked a candid dialogue amongst some of those key players in the audience, and was demonstrative of the overall success of the event,” said Ben Kinberg, Manager at Metro Group Maritime.
Metro Group Maritime, headquartered in New York City, is a commercial receivable management, debt recovery and consulting company focused on the maritime and transportation industry.
Tim Shea is an attorney with the Washington D.C. law firm of Nemirow, Hu, & Shea.
SALTTalks is an ongoing series of talks amongst people concerned with the affairs of the maritime and transportation industries. The SALTTalks focus on new thoughts within shipping and the history and culture of the maritime and transportation industry.