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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.

Shipping survey reveals growth in CSR as industry embraces sustainable practices

SAFETY4SEA’s annual survey, the so called ’’Shipping CSR500 Survey’’ highlights once again the many benefits that CSR practices offer to the industry’s organizations which realize their responsibility as part of the society and their contribution to the environmental sustainability in order to move forward.

Organizational culture vitally important for sustainable shipping

The term of culture in the organizational context encompasses values and behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. But, what does an ideal organizational culture look like? And, how can we embed sustainability into shipping organizations?

Stena Line: Key sustainable initiatives in 2017

Swedish shipping company Stena Line released its yearly overview for 2017, revealing a 15% decrease in its sulphur emissions, reduced plastic onboard and a decreased number of accidents among the seagoing staff, in line with its sustainability strategy initiated in 2016.

Taiwan donates to Piracy Survivor Family Fund

ISWAN and the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which Taiwan will donate another USD 30,000 to the Piracy Survivor Family Fund, administered by ISWAN, on behalf of the UN Contact Group for Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.

Port of Saint Petersburg starts social program

From the beginning of 2018, the Sea Port of Saint Petersburg invested RUB 7.3 million as part of its social programme. Over RUB 3.8 million was paid as part of the Collective Agreement with financial compensations and assistance to the employees making the bulk of payments. Additional RUB 800,000 was allocated for other social payments. 

HSBC rules out financing oil sands, coal plants, arctic drilling

HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, announced that it will no longer provide project finance for new coal power plants, arctic drilling, as well as new tar sands projects, including the construction of any pipelines, becoming the latest in a series of international financiers to have distanced themselves from North American pipelines.

UK Club supports IMRF maritime mass rescue projects

The UK P&I Club made a donation to the International Maritime Rescue Federation, in a bid to support its work developing resources, training and building preparedness for maritime mass rescue operations. The IMRF is the international non-governmental organisation which works to develop and improve maritime search and rescue.

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