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.

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association Inc., New Orleans chapter. March 18. Monthly luncheon. Speaker: Timothy Ryan, University of New Orleans economic research and business division director, on the impact of riverboat gambling on the New Orleans maritime industry. La Pavillion Hotel. Contact Mick Kondracki: (504) 528-1389 by 5 p.m. March 16.

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) 435-2419.

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.

International Anti-Drug Trafficking Seminar. April 6. London. Organized by the Baltic and International Maritime Council. Forum Hotel. Contact: Tom Fitzhugh, (713) 228-8642.

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.

Maritime Security Council (Europe). April 7. London. Organizational Meeting. Forum Hotel. Contact: Tom Fitzhugh, (713) 228-8642.

Massachusetts Port Authority. April 9. Boston. Annual maritime conference. World Trade Center. Contact: Anne Marie Boursiquot, (617) 973-5361.

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

Raritan Traffic Club. April 21. Edison, N.J. Monthly meeting. Warren G. Leback, U.S. maritime administrator, will speak on maritime policy through the 1990s. Pines Manor. Contact: Tony Sfarra (908) 583-6800.

International Marine/Offshore Industry Outlook Conference. April 22. A

financial overview of the offshore oil and gas industry, 1992-94 outlook and future international development opportunities. Sheraton Rand Hotel, Houston. (713) 961-3000.

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.

Bay Planning Coalition. April 30. San Francisco. Sixth annual conference, ''Water Connections: Charting a Course for the Public's Economic and Environmental Rights." Featuring Dixy Lee Ray, former governor of Washington. Fleet Admiral Nimitz Conference Center, Treasure Island. (415) 397-2293.

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.