Is New York gearing up for a new wave of shipping initial public offerings after a drought spanning more than six years?

More IPOs could be coming in 2022 according to investment banker Larry Glassberg of the Maxim Group, who said he is working with several private players ready to test the Big Apple market.

"From a Maxim view, we're actively on file with a number of IPOs from companies from both the asset-owning and operating sides," Glassberg told an audience at Capital Link's New York Maritime Forum, which is being held online this week.