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Carnival welcomes guests with sensory needs and disabilities

In line with its goals on making cruise vacation more accessibly and diverse, Carnival Cruise Line is the first cruise operator to be certified “sensory inclusive” by KultureCity, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accessibility and inclusion for individuals with sensory needs and invisible disabilities. 

Diversity is crucial for maritime sustainability

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President of WISTA International and CEO of TOTOTHEO MARITIME, a leading global supplier of advanced maritime technology and services, spoke to Nor-Shipping, after being elected to a second two-year term as WISTA International President, arguing that the changing world, defined by changing technology, demands a changing maritime workforce.

Addressing harassment in the workplace

Bullying and harassment, including sexual harassment, is an abuse of human rights and a key area of concern for the working environment, especially onboard ships where there is limited alternative for someone to avoid it. This aspect of abuse is particularly important for women, as it is considered one of the reasons keeping them away from a shipping career.

SafeMetrix Conference sheds light on soft skills in the maritime industry

More than 100 industry professionals came together on Friday, October 4th to attend “The Rise of Soft Skills” Conference. The event was organised by SafeMetrix, a product line of Safebridge and together with Youngship Cyprus, addressed the increasing importance of soft skills in the maritime industry.

Sadan Kaptanoglu receives SAFETY4SEA Personality Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Dr. Sadan Kaptanoglu, President, BIMCO has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Personality Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.

Watch: Panama Canal’s tribute to women

Honoring the World Maritime Day, themed ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’, the Panama Canal presents some of its most important members of its team, who hold key positions, from overseeing operations on the ground to representing the Canal abroad. 

Do’s and Don’ts leaders should keep in mind

Leadership is one of the most critical components to overall effectiveness, either the effectiveness regards the safety of a ship at sea or the overall efficiency of a company on shore. But what exactly is leadership and what makes a proper leader? And which leadership model is effective when it comes to today’s complex environment?

10 ways to build resilience

Resilience may be defined as the ability to bounce back from a negative experience with “competent functioning”; in other words to become strong, healthy or successful again after a failure. The approach allows a person to recover from adversity and engage in life with hope and humor despite devastating losses on his/her path.

Steps toward good mental health

Psychological well-being is about both feeling good and functioning well by developing our mind and body in order to have a sense of purpose for our existence. When we feel good about ourselves, we automatically have positive prospects about life as well as positive relations with others. In its latest report on mental health, ISWAN provides helpful advice on how seafarers can have a better life onboard. 

Why shipping needs to take the lead in diversity and inclusion

Heidi Heseltine, Co-Founder of the Diversity Study Group, introduces us the objectives of this new organization which is first to champion diversity and inclusion within maritime industry. The employment landscape is dynamic, and thus we need to embrace a new way of thinking to develop diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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