Amid a growing interest across the maritime to boost its diversity and performance, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have launched a questionnaire in a bid to understand how the issue of diversity and inclusion is perceived in the shipping industry.
Women in shipping
Carnival Corporation announced that Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Julia Brown has been recognized as one of this year’s ‘Women to Watch’ by Cranfield University. Ms. Brown is recognized as one of only 50 women chosen from over 500 prospective candidates for the annual Women to Watch supplement.
Celebrity Cruises published a video to promote gender equality and inform about its actions to achieve this goal. At the company, more than 22% of the bridge team are women, with this number increasing to 30% to its newest ship, Celebrity Edge.
In our special column this time, we are excited to host an interview with Mrs. Pia Meling, Vice President of Massterly AS, a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture, who notes that shipping industry needs to be able to think differently in order to embrace more diversity and adapt faster to global trends.
Brittany Ferries hired its first eco-responsibility manager boosting the company’s goal to reduce its environmental footprints. The appointed manager, Claire Artagnan, reflects a commitment to sustainable development across all aspects of ferry operations.
During the World Oceans Day event, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, highlighted the importance of a healthy and sustainable marine environment, while also he discussed that gender equality plays an important role in attempts of restoring and protecting the planet’s ocean.
Human Rights at Sea informed that Prof. Dr. Anna Petrig, Professor of International Law at the University of Basel, Human Rights at Sea Advisory Board Member, and co-author of the emerging Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea, was appointed as a judge ad hoc at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg for the San Padre Pio case.
As part of its efforts to encourage more women in the maritime sector, the IMO supported a training course aimed at female officials from maritime and port authorities. A total of 25 women from 17 developing countries took part in the two-week “Women in Port Management” course, hosted in Le Havre.
Starboard Cruise Services appointed Lisa Bauer as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Throughout her career, Ms. Bauer has been involved in many charitable causes, while she has served nine years with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. In her new role, Ms. Bauer will oversee all operations for Starboard and sister company Onboard Media.
The IMO published a new film, showing how IMO’s Women in Maritime programme is helping to support gender diversity in the maritime sector. As the video says, women are proving that, in today’s world, the maritime industries are for everyone. ‘It’s not about your gender, it’s about what you can do.’
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