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Wärtsilä introduces ‘lifeboat for buildings’ to stress climate change

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä launched a lifeboat for buildings, as a product ‘that should never see the light of day’, in a bid to highlight the potential adverse effects of climate change in the world. The lifeboat for buildings is not a real product, even though it could be, as it could be used in severe flooding and rising sea levels caused by climate change.

The difference between being a leader and a self-aware leader

Lately, there have been many signs that leadership development is being flawed; an assumption rising from the fact that although people search what behaviors to change in order to become a better leader, they do not search how to change those behaviors. It is of essence therefore, to generate a discussion on leadership development focusing on the self-awareness part, the foundation to ensure good leadership.

How people judge others – competence is not the number one skill

Most people, especially in business world, believe that competence is the most important factor to attract a positive first impression. Besides, they do believe, proving they are smart and talented is enough to handle their tasks. However, research shows that other factors are perceived as important on how people evaluate others.

New global fund focused on healthy oceans

In line with its commitment on green financing, the World Bank Group announced in late September the creation of PROBLUE, a new multi-donor trust fund intended to support healthy and productive oceans by tackling marine pollution, managing fisheries and fostering sustainable growth of coastal economies.

First coffee store built from recycled shipping containers opens in Taiwan

Starbucks, the international coffee brand, opened its first store in Asia Pacific built from recycled shipping containers. Located in Taiwan, the 320-square-metres store was structured by 29 recycled shipping containers to complete the company’s commitment to building sustainable stores. 

Six Thinking Hats: A role-playing model to successful decision making

There is not only one way to think of a problem; you can look at it from an emotional, intuitive, and creative or risk management viewpoint. For example, people who are optimistic by nature, tend to not always consider potential downsides. Similarly, individuals who have a risk-averse outlook, might not be able to realize that new opportunities emerge. So, what is our instinctive approach to decision making?

Leadership styles at workplace

Men vs women leaders; same responsibilities, different lead styles shaping how they run their teams. Are we talking about another gender battle? And who wins?

7 tips to boost productivity at the workplace

Do you find your workdays getting out of control? The key is to work smarter, not harder. This article will walk you through 7 simple and effective strategies for increasing performance at the workplace.

First ship agent in UK joins Green Award scheme

Green Award certification scheme welcomed GAC UK as new incentive provider. Green Award provides a platform to maritime organisations and companies for promotion of the best practices and elimination of sub-standard shipping on a voluntary basis.

10 Tips for a better conversation

A conversation requires balance between talking and listening and somewhere along the way this balance is frequently lost. Stereotypical advice, such as making eye contact, smiling back or nodding may be misleading. Below are the 10 crucial tips in turning a conversation into an enjoyable experience.

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competency assessment
OCIMF: Seafarers’ behavioural competence assessment
wreck removal
IMO focuses on wreck removal challenges
gao
GAO review indicates U.S. Navy readiness will take time to improve
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
biofouling
Understanding marine biofouling: How anti-fouling systems prevent growth
hammerfest lng leak
Breaches of regulations identified at Hammerfest LNG leak
oily waste at sea
US court fines Navimax for discharging oily waste at sea
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
drones
Vopak tests drones for safer inspection
NSSLGlobal: Digitalisation, AI and smart connectivity are setting maritime industry’s agenda
shipping industry
Navis: Trends for shipping industry in 2019
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
paris mou
Ship denied access to Paris MoU region for 3 months
employment discrimination
Shipyard labor contractors fined for employment discrimination
oily waste at sea
US court fines Navimax for discharging oily waste at sea
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
three key ship types
Overview of three key ship types markets in 2018
shipping industry
Navis: Trends for shipping industry in 2019
split bills of lading
Standard Club: What are split bills of lading
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
offshore wind
US BOEM reminds the start of US’s 8th offshore wind auction
psa norway
PSA Norway orders companies to fix lifeboat issues
johan sverdrup
Costruction begins on one of the biggest European offshore projects
NSSLGlobal: Digitalisation, AI and smart connectivity are setting maritime industry’s agenda
ship recycling
EU ship recycling regulation could fail to meet its target as it fails to accept realities
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