What is the Mission of the Maritime Association of South Carolina?
The Maritime Association of SC (MASC) is member-based trade association which connects the maritime industry and entities who support maritime commerce. The MASC serves as a platform for information dissemination, collaboration and partnership within its membership. The MASC advocates for issues impacting the industry and serves to advance, promote and protect the interests of the maritime community across South Carolina.
What is the best way to get involved at MASC?
As a member-based organization MASC operates on a committee system. In addition to our Board of Directors, MASC encourages member involvement through our Events, Cyber Security, Business Development and Workforce Development committees. We host a monthly Navigation/Operations Meeting, at which businesses and government agencies share real time information and updates, forming ad hoc committees as needs arise. Committees have worked on and advocated for issues related to distribution centers, operations, harbor deepening and maintenance dredging, maritime security, new terminal development, and infrastructure to name a few.
What type of events does the Maritime Association host throughout the year?
MASC hosts several signature annual events including the Fall Social (October 11, 2018 - Alhambra Hall), the Maritime Open Golf Tournament (May 17, 2019), a festive Holiday Party (December 2018) and an Annual Meeting and Gala (February 22, 2019).
The Association also hosts quarterly Chat-N-Chew Luncheons with Jim Newsome, seasonal Networking Mixers at local breweries and monthly Nav/Ops (Membership Meetings).
Unique sponsorship opportunities are provided through each of these events, for more information contact MASC here.
What are some of MASC's proudest accomplishments?
The Maritime Association is proud of the members they represent. With over $60 billion in goods passing through our ports and across our public and private docks, port related industries drive our State's economy. We are at the forefront of maritime industries with the development of a maritime ISAO (information sharing & analysis organization) for our members and others stay ahead of prospective cyber threats. The maritime industry is a closely knit family. We are most proud of the connections formed within.