Adopt-a-Ship project continues for next school season in Greece

IMO approved ‘Adopt-a-Ship’ launch in Greece until the next school season. The project arrived with success and on Wednesday, June 5, the six public grade schools of Piraeus and one private school, Athens College, held a celebration at the 54th School in Piraeus, Piraiki section overlooking the Saronic Gulf. 

Marine engineering schools project enters next phase

England-based charity Seafarers UK and Sea Cadets charity launched the next phase of their joint Marine Engineering Pathway schools project, aiming to engage young people across the UK in learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to think about a future in marine engineering.

IMarEST presents Women’s Network for World Oceans Day

During the ‘World Oceans Day’, June 8, IMarEST announced the launch of IMarEST Women’s Network. The Network will be open to all members, both male and female; The inaugural meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 9 and participants are able to join either in person, or virtually. IMarEST by the launch of the Network boosts its idea of ‘acting locally to succeed globally.’

8 Key focus areas for an inspirational leader

In the past both management and leadership were very much about processes or policies. However, these terms are evolving as long as humans continue to do so. That therefore means that the way leaders behave is changing as well.

How men of shipping could get women to the top

“Organizations that retain and promote top talent-both female and male-are more likely to thrive,” write two men who have long been concerned about the struggle of women to earn a place at the leadership table; W. Brad Johnson and David Smith, naval officers, college professors.

Shipping CSR500 Survey: How industry embraces CSR principles

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is defined as the process for organizations to integrate social, environmental, ethical and human rights concerns into their operations and core strategy, in close collaboration with their stakeholders. In this context, SAFETY4SEA’s annual survey aims to assess the CSR performance of the maritime industry by examining 10 factors according to ISO 26000 requirements and CSR strategy of EU.

UN Global Compact: Ten principles for sustainable companies

The UN Global Compact has set ten principles for companies to integrate them into strategies, policies and procedures, in a bid to establish a culture of integrity. Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business.

NIMASA donates materials to Kano flood victims

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency announced that it’s committed to assist victims of flood and other natural disasters living in different camps spread across the six geopolitical zones in the country. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside made this known in Kano while presenting food and other relief materials to the Kano State Government.

How to handle employees’ performance and push them beyond their best

One of leadership’s core requirements is dealing with employees that loosen and do not pull their weight, but, on the other end of the job spectrum, they are high talented. In most of the circumstances the answer to the question ‘Keep or Fire?’ is “Fire”. However, this needs to be a two way conversation. Which is therefore the best approach to such employees, so that you deliver your negative feedback in the best way possible?


Should BWM training be a mandatory requirement?

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