Ms. Lois Zabrocky, Chief Executive Officer at International Seaways, Inc., has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2020.
Ms. Zabrocky follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2020 Commodore Award will be presented on April 2, 2020 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition, at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
The Award is given each year to a person in the international maritime industry who has contributed to the growth and development of the industry.
Ms. Zabrocky has been President and Chief Executive Officer of International Seaways, one of the largest tanker companies worldwide since 2016. Before assuming leadership for International Seaways, Lois served as Senior Vice President for the predecessor company’s International Flag strategic business unit with P&L responsibility for commercial management and oversight of fleet operations. Previously, she was Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for international flag crude, products and gas businesses. Zabrocky currently serves on the Board of ITOPF Limited, a leading industry based, not-for-profit ship pollution response adviser.
Joe Gross, President of the CMA, upon making the announcement, stated, “The CMA is honored to present Ms. Lois Zabrocky with the 2020 Commodore Award. Lois’ extensive knowledge of the industry and ability to build and lead a first-class team are well known throughout the shipping community. She has steered International Seaways with a steady hand since its inception in 2016, operating a fleet of 42 tankers from 50,000 dwt product tankers up to 441,000 dwt FSO’s.
Under Lois’ leadership, International Seaways has embraced the IMO’s initiatives towards decarbonization, launching their “Get to Green” program to reduce the fleets carbon footprint, reducing consumption in their fleet by some 500mt per ship during the first year of the program.
“Lois has always been a strong supporter of the CMA throughout her career, which our community has deeply appreciated, and we consider her to be an excellent role model for young women and men entering our industry. She is indeed representative of the positive direction that shipping has been, and continues to be, moving in,” Gross added.
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