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CMA Shipping
38th Annual Expo & Conference
March 21-23, 2023Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

Peter Shaerf
Managing Director at AMA Capital Partners LLC


Peter joined AMA in 2002. He became a partner in 2005. Peter started in the industry over 47 years ago and worked for many years as a shipbroker for container and dry cargo vessels through a company he founded, The Commonwealth Group. He also operated a small Caribbean liner service while working for a firm of British shipowners.

Immediately prior to joining AMA he was a co-founder of Poseidon Capital, a specialist maritime “boutique.” At AMA he has continued developing relationships in the capital markets where he has worked primarily advising hedge funds and investors on a variety of maritime investments in both equity and distressed debt and is actively involved in transaction origination. He has extensive experience in vessel valuations and has performed such work for financial institutions and Government clients. He has been active most recently in the dry bulk market, the small cruise ship sector and in the container feedership space.

Peter is Chairman of Delta Corp Holdings UK, an asset light shipping/logistics company with interests in bulk and oil transportation and in bunker supply and storage that is slated to be listed on the NASDAQ exchange by the second quarter of 2023.

He currently sits on the board of dry cargo ship owner Interlink Maritime and Harbor Harvest Navigation who operate an innovative short sea service in the North East corridor. He is Chairman of the Canadian CPC , Kalon Acquisition Corp, and a director of Mayfair Acquisition Corp, both listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange.

He served as Deputy Chairman at Seaspan and has previously served as an independent Director (non-executive) of five other publicly traded maritime companies and several private shipping companies.

Following service for five years as Chairman, he is currently Chairman Emeritus of New York Maritime Association ( "NYMAR") a leading trade association and he is also a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and on the shipbuilding/finance committee of the U.S. Government's Marine Transport National Advisory Council and on the editorial board of Lloyd's List, the world's leading maritime publication.

Peter has a B.A. in international business law from London Metropolitan University.

Agenda Sessions

  • The Future of Ship Finance