Maritime Association annual meeting and gala Jan. 27

The Maritime Association of SC's 2017 Annual Meeting & Gala will take place Friday, January 27. Hundreds of attendees will gather at the Charleston Area Convention Center on this very special evening for a formal dinner, presentation of awards, and dancing late into the night.

The entire SC Congressional Delegation will be presented with Maritime Advocacy Awards for their unified support of Charleston Harbor Deepening and passage of the Water Resources Development Act. Maersk Line will be presented with the Environmental Stewardship Award for outstanding commitment and achievement in environmental protection and sustainability. Fred Yohe of Garnet Express and Billy Lempesis of the South Carolina Ports Authority will be presented with Beacon Awards in recognition for careers of distinguished service to the Port of Charleston and South Carolina's maritime sector.

Registration is open to the public until January 18. Register at www.maritimesc.org.