It has been 30 years since the initial drafting and 20 years since the mandatory introduction and of the ISM Code. While a lot of ink has been spent around the globe, we do not have a clear structure on how to assess the effectiveness of the ISM Code and at the same time we have seen very limited reports on the subject. However, we have a clear understanding of how shipping stakeholders work and that will guide us to assess where we stand.
Shipping industry offers many opportunities for public speaking, either in a team meeting or at industry events, conferences, webinars and podcasts. Which are, however, the tips towards a better public speaking?
Anxiety: Either a short term “state” or a long term “trait”. Studies have shown that although too much anxiety and stress make negative impact in the workplace, when in the right amount, they can enhance one’s performance. It is of essence, therefore that seafarers have the right answers to the following questions…
What does your sitting style or your voice tone say? What message do you send when you cross your arms? Mastering body language can have an effect not only on job interviews, presentations and social occasions, but also on your brain!
Studies say that the 90% of all accidents at sea are caused by the human factor. There is hope that autonomy can bring a drop in the number of collisions and groundings, particularly when it comes to navigation-related ones. But, what’s the percentage of accidents prevented by humans?
Shipping industry is an integrated part of the global economy. But, which comes first? Profit, society or environment? How critical is to meet both the increasing environmental and social challenge with the right mindset and resources?
Although it is a new risk, cyber-crime is considered one of the top five risks in shipping. This is where we stand at the moment; we know only four paths to implementation in shipping. But do we know how successful are they or even which is the most effective?
In today’s corporate life, dependent on negotiation, compromise, and collaboration, the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) cannot be understated. We hear that many organizations now use EQ testing in order to hire new staff. But, what’s more important in determining life success? Our ability to learn and apply knowledge or emotional intelligence ?
Knowledge is freely available at a touch of a button, but is learnability about acquiring abundance of knowledge just by sitting in front of a computer screen all day? The answer is no!
We have all tried to adopt a resilient life routine once with no results. Though everyone has 24 hours in a day, some people seem to always get much more done. Thus, how do they do it?
- Women in shipping
BW LNG announces first woman Captain onboard LNG carrier19/10/2018
Port of Savannah's container trade up by 12%19/10/2018
GHG emissions in US reduced by 2.7%19/10/2018
Port of Vancouver announces end of cruise season19/10/2018
IEA: Energy efficiency policies can reduce GHG emissions by 40%19/10/2018
US focuses on offshore wind with three key projects19/10/2018
UK launches new offshore licensing round for Greater Buchan area19/10/2018
EIA: US manufacturers’ ability to switch fuels decline19/10/2018
- Ship Recycling
Pakistan bans shipbreaking activities in Gadani shipbreaking yard19/10/2018
Italy proposes tax ease for sustainable shipping companies19/10/2018