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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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maritime casualties
EMSA: Overview of maritime casualties in 2017
collision in north sea
Two ships collide off Borkum, Germany
container lashing
Seafarer killed during container lashing in Port of Dublin
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
lng trade
Awilco LNG: LNG trade has increased 6% in 2018
Australia
Australia set to become world’s biggest exporter of LNG
LNGHIVE2
EU to fund LNG infrastructure project
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
targetless laser sensor for offshore wind farms
First targetless laser sensor for offshore wind farms developed
cma cgm
Top container shipping companies consider new association to drive digitalization
5g
New project considers 5G technology for electricity grid and harbor automation
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
ferry operation in south carolina
USCG ceased ferry operation in South Carolina
paris mou
Paris MoU appoints new Secretary-General
ferry grounding
Skipper fined over ferry grounding in Wellington
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
nor shipping
Nor Shipping lays eyes on sustainability ISO certification
transparency international
Transparency International: UK, US, Marshall Islands, Panama could obstruct IMO reform
port of long beach
Port of Long Beach awards $3 mil. to improve water quality around Long Beach
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
Savannah
Port of Savannah marks container moving record in October
ship repair contracts
BIMCO updates ship repair contracts
india ports
India jumps 23 ranks in port development, World Bank report says
Career Paths: Capt. Fared Khan, Wallem Ship Management
Career Paths: Diane Gilpin, Smart Green Shipping Alliance
How small investment can power smarter options
environmental sustainability
Entering an era of change and opportunity