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BW LNG announces first woman Captain onboard LNG carrier

BW LNG announced that it appointed its first female Captain of an LNG carrier. Namely, Tatjana Pletena is the Captain of the Singapore-flagged LNG tanker ‘BW GDF Suez Everett’. Tatjana Pletena started her career with Bergesen in 2001 as a deck cadet from the Latvian Maritime Academy.

IAPH Women’s Forum: Pushing the agenda for women in ports

The International Association of Ports and Harbors issued its annual report for 2017-2018 noting a significant progress on the field of women in ports, with the appointment of two new vice-chairs and members at IAPH Women’s Forum.

Workforce management could address gender gap for organizations

As the industry is struggling to cover its gender gap and significant skill shortage, many organizations seem ready to take a fresh approach to recruiting women. According to Dynama, the first place to start is establishing an accurate gender profile of the organization using workforce management technology.

Malta honors its first female master mariners

In a ceremony during Malta Maritime Summit, government representatives gathered with WISTA members to celebrate the first five Maltese female master mariners. Minister of Transport Ian Borg stressed that it becomes important to work hard and to reflect on how empowering women can be made possible.

Strengthening women in African maritime sector

Africa’s Blue Economy, job opportunities, mentorship, marine environmental protection and addressing gender-based violence, were addressed at the 9th regional conference of the Association of Women Managers in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa held in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from 26 to 28 September.

Maja Markovčić Kostelac nominated as next EMSA Executive Director

On 26 September, the European Maritime Safety Authority’s (EMSA) Administrative Board nominated Ms. Maja Markovčić Kostelac as the next EMSA Executive Director. This follows a recent trend in the maritime industry which strives to enhance its gender diversity. 

Maritime women leaders convene to discuss ocean sustainability

Women leaders from across the maritime business sectors will gather at the 2018 Sustainable Ocean Summit, at Hong Kong, from 14 to 16 November, in a high-level plenary discussion to advance women’s leadership in Corporate Ocean Responsibility.

Career Paths: Kjersti Kleven, SEA Europe

This time in our special column, we are delighted to host an interview with Mrs Kjersti Kleven , co-owner and Chair of the Board of the Norwegian shipbuilding group KLEVEN. Being also chair of SEA Europe, she has the opportunity to meet qualified and interesting people and voice her arguments on the importance of maritime technology industry for Europe, she said.

Portugal joins WISTA International

Ana Paula Vitorino, Portugal’s Minister of the Sea at Portugal Shipping, announced the launch of WISTA Portugal, joining 44 other National WISTA Associations. The aim of the Portuguese NWA is to be a partner, for the promotion of Portugal’s “Blue Economy”. 

Maritime UK launches ‘women in maritime’ charter

The Taskforce behind efforts to address the lack of gender diversity in the UK maritime sector is to launch a new Charter. The Charter will create a framework to challenge companies to make progress on diversity, and will be supported by a suite of ‘toolkits’ or resources to help companies realise those targets.


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