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Princess cruises celebrates women of NASA in christening ceremony

Princess Cruises named its newest vessel, Sky Princess, celebrating the women of the US Space Program, specifically honoring two women of NASA for their accomplishments in the program. The two women celebrated for their achievements are Captain Kay Hire, and engineer Poppy Northcutt, who served as the godmothers of Sky Princess.

IHMA enters in “Women in Ports Mentoring” program

The International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) now joins the IAPH’s “World Ports Sustainability Program” as a partner. Through the program, women working in Harbor Master Divisions at the world’s ports, have the opportunity to be guided by some of the industry’s most experienced male and female professionals.

New initiative aspires to enhance diversity across the LNG value chain

After noticing a lack of opportunities for women to network with others during industry events, Sarah Louise Howell, Marketing Communications Manager, ExxonMobil LNG and Tracy Lothian, Senior Vice President, Rovuma LNG Marketing, came together to discuss what ExxonMobil could do differently. The end result was the Power Play initiative, which aims to change the way people view diversity in the industry.

CAREER Watch: How can shipping support gender diversity?

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. 

Diversity is crucial for maritime sustainability

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President of WISTA International and CEO of TOTOTHEO MARITIME, a leading global supplier of advanced maritime technology and services, spoke to Nor-Shipping, after being elected to a second two-year term as WISTA International President, arguing that the changing world, defined by changing technology, demands a changing maritime workforce.

USCG celebrates women in US maritime with special issue

The US Coast Guard, in celebration of women in shipping, launched a special edition of its “Proceedings” series, featuring the contributions of women in the US maritime, highlighting the importance of gender equality.


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