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Maintaining public health and trade flow: A critical COVID-19 conflict

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented disruption to global maritime trade, and an even bigger crisis is down the road unless global coordinated action is taken. Amid a growing uncertainty, the great dilemma for governments seems to be protecting public health and maintaining trade transport at the same time.

GREEN Watch: If you could change one thing for a greener shipping, what would it be?

The key green challenges for shipping, emissions reduction measures as we are heading towards 2030 and ways to enhance sustainability were discussed during the last GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, where Mr. Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA, asked industry experts to think of what needs to change to improve current landscape in the maritime industry. Namely, all speakers at the event answered the following question:

Successful post-incident crisis management: What you need to know

From the successive reports of piracy attacks in Gulf of Guinea to the constantly updated news agenda of the coronavirus outbreak, reputation threats are more imminent than ever for shipping companies which have to be extra vigilant on how to handle unexpected situations in the current media environment.

SHE Index: The future workforce is equal

Women in workforce and leadership positions remains a hot issue across all business sectors, and maritime included. Since 2015, an EY initiative aims to encourage stakeholders to focus on diversity and inclusion in leadership and workforce, equal compensation and work life balance.

7 key body language tips for leaders

Have you ever considered what does your sitting style or your voice tone say, or what message do you send when you cross your arms? Mastering body language can have an effect not only on social occasions, but also on your brain!

Cleaning and disinfection practices in COVID-19 case

Given the recent Coronavirus outbreak, crew members onboard more than ever need to be aware of the key practices for their safety and protection; routine cleaning, proper disinfection practices and appropriate treatment of waste produced from the COVID-19 are among those practices that can play an essential role in minimizing the spread of the virus in case a suspected case of COVID-19 is found onboard.

Which is the one ‘must-have’ skill for leaders?

In the first issue of its Soft Skills edition focusing on leadership, SAFETY4SEA asked leaders across the shipping industry to answer to the following question: If you had to choose one ‘must-have’ skill for leaders, which would it be and why?

IMO Sulphur Cap Recap: Where we stand and what’s next

As we are two months into 2020, IMO’s sulphur cap is being implemented worldwide and considering the radicality of the new regulation, its implementation has been smooth so far. However, that does not mean that there are no breaching cases, while the discussion regarding the best way to comply has heated up. What’s more, from March 1st, the regulation will enter the next phase, meaning that the industry has only few days to discharge fuel that has a sulphur content greater than 0.50% m/m.

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