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?
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the Middle East’s special economic zone and part of DP World, announced it will waive an estimated AED 35 million (=USD 9,530) in fines owed by its customers, in commemoration of the UAE Government’s designation of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance.
BIMCO announced that it elected Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, as its new President on May 14, at its General Meeting in Athens. Mrs Kaptanoğlu takes over after a two-year period as President Designate and will be the first female President of BIMCO.
Hadiza Bala Usman, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), advised her female employees to balance work with the family life, saying that a woman needs to know when to draw a line and learn to devote time with the family, without office activities affecting her.
Professor Patrick Hudson, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, provides an insight in the safety culture and leadership of the shipping world. He refers to the three different types of leaders, and the importance of right leading in order to prevent accidents that may be costly and fatal.
As part of their commitment to make maritime trade more sustainable, Norwegian Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) enforced a new criteria in their vendor selection process to reduce plastic debris at the world’s oceans.
Digging deeper into the diversity issue and learning by other industries, shipping tends to understand that a diverse organization equals with a more profitable organization by all means. It is high time, we look at how priorities are set in the shipping industry agenda and move from discussions into real actions.
Danish ferry operator DFDS is investing in the start-up company MASH Energy ApS that produces biofuel from agricultural waste, in order to develop a commercially viable alternative to fossil fuels, including testing on a DFDS ferry.
Seaspeak is the official language of the seas that helps to prevent any form of miscommunication. Since miscommunication can easily lead to serious and dangerous situation, seafarers use a specific language to prevent nay accidents from happening.
This year, as always, the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) will be celebrated on 25 June. Throughout 2019 there will be a strong emphasis on the importance and value of women within the professional ranks. This year, the campaign hashtag is: #IAmOnBoard. In addition, a more specific and targeted element of the overall campaign will be ‘Make one change’.
Gazprom Neft partners with two cruise companies on bunkering ops22/05/2019
12 container ships to be diverted in Costa Rica due to electrical issues at Moin Terminal22/05/2019
BP calls for rapid transition to low carbon22/05/2019
WOC partners with Seabed 2030 for a global ocean mapping22/05/2019
New task force to leverage offshore wind to achieve decarbonisation22/05/2019
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BIMCO to launch new cyber security clause22/05/2019