National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America. March 8-13. Tucson, Ariz. Annual convention. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. (212) 432-0050.

Women's Traffic Club of New York. March 10. New York. Dinner meeting. Guest speaker, Frank Cangemi of U.S. Navigation, will discuss steamship agencies. Downtown Athletic Club. Contact: Caroline Cuccia, (212) 425-2590.

International Trade Club. March 10. Long Beach, Calif. Panel discussion, ''Shipping Act of 1984, Argument for Change." Panelists are three shipper executives, from Dole Citrus, Blue Diamond Growers and USG International. Reef Restaurant. Contact: Ray Hovard, (310) 435-8501; Mike Kuhfal, (310) 597-0454; or Tim Morales, (213) 380-3770.

Seatrade Cruise Shipping '92. March 10-14. Miami Beach. Conference and exhibition. Miami Beach Convention Center. Contact: Michael Kazakoff, The Seatrade Organization, 125 Village Blvd., Suite 220, Princeton, N.J. 08540-5703. (609) 452-9414.

Institute of Marine Engineers. March 11. New York. Dinner meeting. Guest speaker: Warren Leback, U.S. maritime administrator. Downtown Athletic Club. Contact: Alan Rowen, (516) 671-2215.

U.S. Coast Guard. March 11. USCG Industry Day Seminar. New York. Informal seminar with Coast Guard personnel, including officials from the marine inspection and captain of the port offices. Open to all people in the maritime industry. Coast Guard Base Theater, Governors Island, N.Y. Contact: (212) 668-7815 or 668-7494.

S.U.N.Y. Maritime College Alumni Association. March 12. New York. Annual awards luncheon. Capt. Alvin P. Chester of the class of 1935 will receive the distinguished alumnus award. Whitehall Club. (212) 824-4530.

Shipping '92. March 16-18. Stamford, Conn. Annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and exhibition, focusing on international trade in the Americas. Sheraton Stamford Hotel & Towers. Contact: Connecticut Maritime Association Inc., P.O. Box 653, Greenwich, Conn. 06836. Telephone: (203) 622 4014.

American International Freight Association. March 19-21. Washington. Annual meeting of the freight forwarders' and consolidators' group. Keynote speaker: Christopher Koch, chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. Contact: AIFA, 1 World Trade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon St., Suite 250, Portland, Ore. 97204. Steve Newman, (503) 221-2991.

Maritime Security Council. March 26. Williamsburg, Va. Spring meeting. Williamsburg Conference Center. Contact: Tom Fitzhugh, 700 Louisiana, Suite 2095, Houston, Texas 77002-2727. (713) 228-8642.

World Trade Institute. March 26-27. World Trade Center. Seminar on international trade information. Contact: Elissa Bon Settecase. (212) 321-3305.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. April 1. Hoboken, N.J. Monthly meeting of New York metropolitan section with technical paper on implementation of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System, presented by Eric Linsner of Energy Transportation Corp. and Peter Talbot of Concept Services Ltd. Clam Broth House, 34 Newark St. Contact: Victoria Dlugokecki, (212) 964-1180.

Marine Society of the City of New York. April 6. New York. Annual dinner. Guest speaker: Lillian C. Liburdi, director, port department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Downtown Athletic Club. (212) 425-0448.

Forest Products Transpo '92. April 6-7. Mobile, Ala. International symposium on transportation of forest products, sponsored by The Journal of Commerce.

Stouffer Riverview Plaza Hotel. (303) 696-6100.

Propeller Club of the United States. April 7. Washington. Annual dinner. Maritime industry "Salute to Congress" award will be presented to Rep. John J. Moakley, D-Mass., chairman of the House Rules Committee. Capital Hilton. (703) 691-2777.

Petroleum Tankship Operations. April 13-16. Washington. World Trade Institute course, for shoreside personnel. Taught by Arthur McKenzie. (212) 435-4044.

Personal Injury Liability Under the Jones Act. April 22-23. New Orleans. Seminar sponsored by the National Waterways Conference. Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza. Contact: National Waterways Conference, 1130 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. (202) 296-4415.

Financing U.S. Shipping: A World of Opportunities. April 27. New York. Conference sponsored by Marine Money International; held in conjunction with the fourth annual International Air Transport Association symposium on aircraft finance and leasing. Marriott Marquis Hotel. Contact: Christy Gilmartin, International Marketing Strategies Inc., 66 Field Point Road, Greenwich, Conn. 06830. (203) 622-4014.

International Product Tankers Conference. April 29-30. London. Sponsored by Lloyd's Shipping Economist. Hyatt Carlton Tower Hotel. Contact: Conference Department, Lloyd's of London Press Ltd., 1 Singer St., London EC2A 4LQ, England. (011-44) 71-250-1500.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. May 5. Hoboken, N.J. Monthly meeting of New York metropolitan section, with technical paper on small model yacht testing presented by professor Pierre De Saix of the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture. Stevens Center at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J. Contact: Victoria Dlugokecki, (212) 964-1180.