CHIRP has received correspondence from mariners on the standards and experiences related to passengers with disabilities. CHIRP comments that in the absence of any common rules or practices, possibly the best advice is to ensure that all of requirements are known prior to boarding.
UK’s Maritime Skills Commission is following a new path in 2020 with a third-generation mariner as the new chair of skills commission, who will better gasp the existent and future skills the industry needs. The Commission aims to acknowledge that the industry, on land and at sea, needs and what will be its future skills.
The UK Maritime Minister launched a new passenger rights toolkit in Liverpool, calling operators to make journeys better for disabled passengers and staff, continuing the UK’s internationally leading plans for fully accessible transport.
Induction training methods are underway for Somalia’s Maritime Administration staff as part of IMO/UNSOM efforts to boost the Federal Government of Somalia. Through these training methods, Somalia builds a strong basis for future maritime development.
Bloomberg recently informed that 325 companies across 42 countries and regions are involved in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for 2020. Among those companies, is also the international container company, A.P. Moller – Maersk.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) published its new report “World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020” focusing on the global unemployment and the insufficient paid work, which impacts almost half a billion people worldwide. Specifically, ILO’s report highlights that due to lack of decent work, people are struggling to build a better future through their career.
Royal Navy and Royal Marines around UK celebrated the 20 years anniversary since the lifting of the ban on LGBT men and women serving in the armed forces. Naval bases and Royal Marines units, flied rainbow flags from their main base, while sailors attended a House of Commons reception and Portsmouth’s Naval Base headquarters lit up in colors to mark the anniversary.
The Dutch Wind Energy Association (NWEA), offshore energy education institute DOB-Academy and international leading recruitment company Atlas Professionals have teamed up on an initiative to promote careers at the offshore wind sector to adolescents.
In our special column, we are pleased to host an interview with Mrs Sofie Hebeltoft, CSR Director, DFDS, who passionately discusses of her role in the CSR sector within the shipping industry. As she explains, working on CSR and sustainability has put a new dimension to her business life.
Under the General Directorate of Seafarers (DGGM), the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) launched a program called “My First Maritime Work Experience”, aiming to provide young professionals of the maritime sector the opportunity to obtain their first work experience.
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