S.O.S. Safety on Ships. Through Dec. 30. New York. Exhibit on New York's maritime tragedies. Seamen's Church Institute. Contact: (212) 349-9090.
Reefer Transpo/IRTA Convention. June 9-11. Seattle. 2nd annual three-day International Refrigerated Transportation Association conference. Contact: Marcia Holland, (212) 837-7043.
Intermodal Transportation & Economic Development Symposium. June 10. Newark, N.J. ''Increasing Productivity'' is theme of event sponsored by National Center for Transportation and Industrial Productivity at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Contact: (201) 596-3355 or fax (201) 596-6454.
Apparel Exporting Seminar. June 11. Toronto. Apparel Manufacturers Association of Ontario hosts seminar on procedures for exporting apparel and textiles to the United States. Contact: Bob Kirke, (800) 661-1187.
United Seaman's Service. June 12. New York. Annual meeting and luncheon of USS and American Merchant Marine Library Association. Contact: (212) 775-1033 or fax (212) 432-5492.
Seamen's Church Institute. June 12. New York. 19th annual Silver Bell awards dinner benefit. Governor's Island. Contact: (212) 349-9090, ext. 244.
Los Angeles Customs and Freight Brokers Association. June 12. Los Angeles. Seminar on hazardous materials in ocean transportation conducted by Steven Charles Hunt, president of ShipMate Inc. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with seminar from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Proud Bird restaurant. Contact: (818) 951-2842.
EDI Coordinator's Course. June 12-13. Toronto. Sponsored by EDI Group Inc. Contact: (708) 848-0135.
Planning and Improving Warehouse Operations. June 13-14. Baltimore. Sponsored by Warehouse Advisory Council. Contact: (800) 573-6333 or (201) 256-1909.
Institute of Marine Engineers. June 13-14. Trondheim, Norway. Conference on safe and efficient ships, new approaches for design, operation and maintenance. Contact: Kathleen Ford, 44-0171-481-8493, or fax 44-0171-488-1854.
9th Global Logistics Symposium on Southeast Asia. June 17-18. Princeton, N.J. Sponsored by City University Graduate School's Center for Logistics and Transportation and Princeton University's Transportation Program.
Contact: Anne Morris, (212) 642-2176.
National Conference of State Transportation Specialists. June 17-19. Fort Myers, Fla. Title of 38th annual conference is ''Transportation in Transition.'' Contact: Richard Page,
(410) 767-8128, or fax:
Planning and Improving Warehouse Operations. June 18-19. Hartford, Conn. Sponsored by Warehouse Advisory Council. Contact: (800) 573-6333 or (201) 256-1909.
New York Metropolitan Transportation Council. June 19. ''Access to the Region's Airports,'' a presentation of the airport transit access program approved by the governors through the board of commissioners of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Contact: Bernice Hoffner, (212) 938-3300.
Washington State Maritime Cooperative. June 20. Seattle. Reception and ceremony commemorating the cooperative's first year of operations as a private spill response unit. Karen Schmidt, Washington state representative, speaker. Contact: (206) 448-7557.
The Business of Dredging. June 20-21. Somerset, N.J. Conference on dredging issues sponsored by the Sediment and Dredged Materials Technology Institute, the New Jersey Department of Commerce and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Contact: (201) 216-5326.
Ocean Transportation and Agriculture. June 21. San Francisco. Conference for agriculture shippers, forwarders and ocean carriers. Federal Maritime Commissioner Hal Creel and Chris Koch, vice president, Sea-Land Service Inc., speakers. Contact: (415) 292-6222.
American Trucking Association. June 23-25. Orlando, Fla. ATA's National Accounting and Finance Council holds management conference and exhibit forum. Contact: Bonnie E. Cosby, (703) 838-1915.
American Institute for Shippers' Associations. June 23-26. San Diego. ''Transportation Trends '96'' is the theme of the 36th annual meeting. Contact: Glenn Cella, (206) 628-0933 or fax (202) 296-7374.
United States Marine Safety Association. June 24-26. Kodiak, Alaska. Seventh annual safety seminar. Contact: Shannon K. Coghlan, (215) 564-3484.
Foreign Commerce Club of New York. June 26. Pomona, N.Y. Annual maritime outing. Contact: (718) 370-3939.
Intermodal Association of North America. June 26-27. Chicago. Workshop on maintenance and operations issues affecting freight intermodal transportation. Contact:
(301) 982-3400 or fax (301) 982-3414.