As shipping seems to be transformed in every way driven by the acceleration of technology development, the sector is struggling to redefine the way it has been doing business so far. Amid a constantly changing landscape, attracting new talent seems to be the key for shipping to adapt to new challenges.
Our special column asked from the winners of the first CAREER4SEA – EUROPORT Awards, which were announced in early November on the sidelines of EUROPORT, to suggest ways in order to support gender diversity in shipping and give motives to younger generations for investing in a career in the industry.
Bullying and harassment, including sexual harassment, is an abuse of human rights and a key area of concern for the working environment, especially onboard ships where there is limited alternative for someone to avoid it. This aspect of abuse is particularly important for women, as it is considered one of the reasons keeping them away from a shipping career.
Automation, soft skills and CSR are said to be three key focus areas for industry’s workforce, as shipping accelerates its path towards the smart era and a more sustainable future. Notably, automation will incur a fundamental transformation in the way seafarers work, replacing partly the human element and having an impact on the skills operators will be looking for.
Many people find it easier to focus on what it is wrong in their life instead of envisaging a better future. This is because problems are real, causing an unpleasant situation; however maintaining an optimistic outlook enables everyone to expect that good days are coming.
Leadership is one of the most critical components to overall effectiveness, either the effectiveness regards the safety of a ship at sea or the overall efficiency of a company on shore. But what exactly is leadership and what makes a proper leader? And which leadership model is effective when it comes to today’s complex environment?
Resilience may be defined as the ability to bounce back from a negative experience with “competent functioning”; in other words to become strong, healthy or successful again after a failure. The approach allows a person to recover from adversity and engage in life with hope and humor despite devastating losses on his/her path.
Psychological well-being is about both feeling good and functioning well by developing our mind and body in order to have a sense of purpose for our existence. When we feel good about ourselves, we automatically have positive prospects about life as well as positive relations with others. In its latest report on mental health, ISWAN provides helpful advice on how seafarers can have a better life onboard.
Heidi Heseltine, Co-Founder of the Diversity Study Group, introduces us the objectives of this new organization which is first to champion diversity and inclusion within maritime industry. The employment landscape is dynamic, and thus we need to embrace a new way of thinking to develop diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Cruise ship giant Carnival Corporation announced a partnership with the University of West Florida (UWF), through its CSMART Academy, to enhance the company’s fleet-wide environmental officer training program with the launch of a new environmental training course.
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