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How people judge others – competence is not the number one skill

Most people, especially in business world, believe that competence is the most important factor to attract a positive first impression. Besides, they do believe, proving they are smart and talented is enough to handle their tasks. However, research shows that other factors are perceived as important on how people evaluate others.

New global fund focused on healthy oceans

In line with its commitment on green financing, the World Bank Group announced in late September the creation of PROBLUE, a new multi-donor trust fund intended to support healthy and productive oceans by tackling marine pollution, managing fisheries and fostering sustainable growth of coastal economies.

First coffee store built from recycled shipping containers opens in Taiwan

Starbucks, the international coffee brand, opened its first store in Asia Pacific built from recycled shipping containers. Located in Taiwan, the 320-square-metres store was structured by 29 recycled shipping containers to complete the company’s commitment to building sustainable stores. 

Six Thinking Hats: A role-playing model to successful decision making

There is not only one way to think of a problem; you can look at it from an emotional, intuitive, and creative or risk management viewpoint. For example, people who are optimistic by nature, tend to not always consider potential downsides. Similarly, individuals who have a risk-averse outlook, might not be able to realize that new opportunities emerge. So, what is our instinctive approach to decision making?

Leadership styles at workplace

Men vs women leaders; same responsibilities, different lead styles shaping how they run their teams. Are we talking about another gender battle? And who wins?

7 tips to boost productivity at the workplace

Do you find your workdays getting out of control? The key is to work smarter, not harder. This article will walk you through 7 simple and effective strategies for increasing performance at the workplace.

First ship agent in UK joins Green Award scheme

Green Award certification scheme welcomed GAC UK as new incentive provider. Green Award provides a platform to maritime organisations and companies for promotion of the best practices and elimination of sub-standard shipping on a voluntary basis.

10 Tips for a better conversation

A conversation requires balance between talking and listening and somewhere along the way this balance is frequently lost. Stereotypical advice, such as making eye contact, smiling back or nodding may be misleading. Below are the 10 crucial tips in turning a conversation into an enjoyable experience.

The power of mentoring in shipping industry

The value of mentoring is becoming increasingly recognized in almost every industry, mostly because of the impact mentoring can have on the achievement of organizational goals. However, many of us do not really know a few key things about mentoring.

Ways of effective meetings management

Every minute spent in an unproductive meeting is a minute that wasted from individual employees’ work and, therefore, essential for creativity and efficiency of the organization. Here are some tips for meetings management.

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Alerts Casualties Loss Prevention Maritime Health Regulation Safety Seafarers Security
Phoenix
Sunken Thai tour boat ‘Phoenix’ refloated
capsized liftboat
15 evacuated from capsized liftboat in Gulf of Mexico
bulker stranded
Bulk carrier stranded in North Atlantic is now safe
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
scrubbers
GOGL to equip capesizes with scrubbers
water in oil alarm
Advance water-in-oil alarm developed to prevent engine issues
arctic cruise pollution
Cruise ships to be powered by rotten fish byproduct
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
water in oil alarm
Advance water-in-oil alarm developed to prevent engine issues
smart4sea
Shortlisted nominees announced for the 2019 SMART4SEA Awards
e-navigation
From small steps to giant leaps: digitalisation on the bridge
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
lng rates
USCG: the 5 most common deficiencies found on gas carriers
ship inspections in caribbean
IMO to ensure high quality of ship inspections in Caribbean
ferry operation in south carolina
USCG ceased ferry operation in South Carolina
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
liberia
Liberia is the first flag state to partner with MACN
orcas
Russia urged to stop capturing wild Orcas
whales from space
Study monitors whales from space
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
Busan Port Authority
Busan agrees with Port of Rotterdam for new sustainable warehouse
oil output
Norway: Oil output increased in October
TurkStream
Offshore section of TurkStream gas pipeline completed
e-navigation
From small steps to giant leaps: digitalisation on the bridge
Career Paths: Capt. Fared Khan, Wallem Ship Management
Career Paths: Diane Gilpin, Smart Green Shipping Alliance
How small investment can power smarter options