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C-PORT Membership Levels

Becoming a C-PORT member puts you in touch with dozens of other companies, like yours, throughout the marine world.

Marine Assistance Company membership in this Association is composed of companies directly engaged in the business of marine assistance, towing, and salvage of vessels in the United States.  Membership benefits include:

  • Representation of the Marine Assistance Industry among policymakers from Congress and other governmental agencies, State and Local.
  • Maritime industry partnerships that will help grow and develop business including our long standing relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Access to a group insurance program created to meet the needs of a marine assistance company.  This program is administered by Starkweather & Shepley.
"Since 1879, the senior management teams at Starkweather & Shepley have adhered to guiding principles that have inspired the vision of the agency.  The tools and products may have evolved over the years; however, our mission and commitment to “The Starkweather Difference” has remained consistent. 

We strive to provide a variety of insurance and risk management related services.
We are affiliated with financially sound, high-quality insurers.
We maintain a highly professional, sales-oriented, customer focused organization.  

Starkweather & Shepley will only recommend insurance companies to our clients based on coverage, service capability, premium cost, and financial security.

Our waterfront experience coupled with our market knowledge enables us to provide specialized coverage and personalized service.  Starkweather & Shepley, working closely with industry and insurance carriers, has successfully developed a national program for C-PORT."

  • Supplemental Benefits - Underwritten by Aflac and UNUM; administered by Starkweather & Shepley, offering owner and employee access to Aflac benefits including Aflac Life Insurance, UNUM Long and Short Term Disability Insurance and other various supplemental plans. Aflac plans can be customized and designed to fit every need and budget and will include coverage for spouse and dependent children.
  • Offers from select credit card merchants offering discounts to the marine industry through Elavon and TransFirst.
"With Elavon you can be assured that your transactions will be processed without fail. Excellence: it’s our way of doing business."

"TransFirst's payment processing solutions can help you and your staff work more efficiently, more accurately and more cost-effectively in the Marine Assistance Industry. And that can help you grow your business."

  • Online Marine Industry Information and Resources
  • Company development through company Accreditation program - ACAPT
  • Risk Management education geared specifically to our operators and industry - Risk Management and Safety Management Systems
  • Access to the annual C-PORT conference, with speakers, programs and breakout sessions centered on your business
  • Periodic email blasts focused toward the Marine Assistance Industry keeping you informed 
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • And more!
Download the Application for Membership here:  Marine Assistance Company Membership Application

Associate membership is designed for persons, companies (other than Marine Assistance Company) or associations that engage in a business which supplies goods and services to, or is in some way related to or supportive of, the marine assistance industry including marine assistance industry subcontracting companies located in the US.  Marine vendors, maritime industry partners and other marine related businesses are encouraged to join as an Associate.  This level provides access to membership benefits including:

  • For member affiliated subcontracting companies:
Access to a group insurance program created to meet the needs of a marine assistance company.  This program is administered by Starkweather & Shepley for member affiliated subcontracting companies.
Accreditation program – ACAPT
Risk Management education geared specifically to our operators and industry at reduced rates - Risk Management and Safety Management Systems

  • Online Marine Industry Information and Resources
  • Maritime industry partnerships that will help grow and develop business
  • Access to the annual C-PORT conference, with speakers, programs and breakout sessions at special rates
  • Advertising in Quarterly newsletters
  • Unique access to our member list

Download the Application for Membership here:  Associate Member Application

Captain membership is designed for individuals working at a marine assistance company or for those interested in becoming a part of an interesting and rewarding industry.  This level provides access to membership benefits including:

  • Online Marine Industry Information and Resources
  • Risk Management education geared specifically to our operators and industry at reduced rates - Risk Management and Safety Management Systems
  • Access to the annual C-PORT conference, with speakers, programs and breakout sessions
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • And more!
Download the Captain Application for Membership here.  Captain Membership Application

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