According to a recent statement, Svitzer showed its commitment to focus and work towards reaching gender equality within the shipping industry by signing the Kvindercharter. This initiative, which was hosted by Danish Shipping, saw a total of 14 industry players signing the Charter to support the increase of female professionals employed within the shipping industry.
In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Programme Director, UK P&I Club who discusses about her role in the mental health department and highlights the importance of gender equality inside the shipping industry.
Maritime Training Trust, owned by the Indian government and the local shipping industry, will provide scholarships up to Rs. 1.00.000, to women seafarers in order to encourage and promote their career in the shipping industry. The initiative was approved by the Directorate General of Shipping.
The Government of India focuses on the importance of women seafarers, highlighting that for the time being there are few Indian women on ships, and calling for additional women participation in the industry by launching guidelines.
AP-Moller Maersk, Maersk Tankers, DFDS Group, Norden and Torm are the five companies announced to join Denmark’s new “Charter for more women in shipping” initiative, in favor of attracting more women in the shipping industry.
Denmark launched a new initiative in boosting women’s presence in the Danish maritime sector and supporting diversity, as Danish Shipping, reported that the first 14 companies will sign a charter that obliges them to actively focus on gender equality, called “Charter for more women in shipping”.
Bloomberg recently informed that 325 companies across 42 countries and regions are involved in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for 2020. Among those companies, is also the international container company, A.P. Moller – Maersk.
Royal Navy and Royal Marines around UK celebrated the 20 years anniversary since the lifting of the ban on LGBT men and women serving in the armed forces. Naval bases and Royal Marines units, flied rainbow flags from their main base, while sailors attended a House of Commons reception and Portsmouth’s Naval Base headquarters lit up in colors to mark the anniversary.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) published a report providing guidelines to the shipping industry of how to tackle age discrimination onboard, highlighting that in many jurisdictions age discrimination is unlawful and can create problems.
South Africa’s shipping sector took another step towards gender diversity in the industry, supporting women involvement, as the country dispatched an all-women cadet and training officers’ team on a three-month journey to Antarctica, playing a crucial role in women’s training and education.
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