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Malta honors its first female master mariners

In a ceremony during Malta Maritime Summit, government representatives gathered with WISTA members to celebrate the first five Maltese female master mariners. Minister of Transport Ian Borg stressed that it becomes important to work hard and to reflect on how empowering women can be made possible.

Maritime women leaders convene to discuss ocean sustainability

Women leaders from across the maritime business sectors will gather at the 2018 Sustainable Ocean Summit, at Hong Kong, from 14 to 16 November, in a high-level plenary discussion to advance women’s leadership in Corporate Ocean Responsibility.

Portugal joins WISTA International

Ana Paula Vitorino, Portugal’s Minister of the Sea at Portugal Shipping, announced the launch of WISTA Portugal, joining 44 other National WISTA Associations. The aim of the Portuguese NWA is to be a partner, for the promotion of Portugal’s “Blue Economy”. 

Carnival Maritime enhances cooperation with WISTA

The German arm of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, WISTA Germany e.V, based in Hamburg, elected a new board of directors at the beginning of July, and for the first time a representative of Carnival Maritime, Cindy Paarmann, has taken a place on the board.

WISTA receives IMO consultative status

IMO’s governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association International’s application for consultative status on 5 July 2018. WISTA will use its consultative status to promote diversity and enhance women’s empowerment. Currently, women seafarers constitute only 2% of the total number of seafarers worldwide.

WISTA forms Diversity Committee to support more women in shipping

WISTA announced the formation of its Diversity Committee, a member-driven project to focus on providing practical solutions to increase opportunities for gender diversity in the maritime industry. The committee works as part of WISTA International’s 2018 theme: The Women Who Move the World.

The role of women in shipping continues to grow

Gone is the myth that ‘women are bad luck at sea’. Living in the twenty-first century, we clearly understand that it is just a superstition. Several organizations have set the ground in the last decade for creating a greater awareness towards acceptance of women in the industry.

Cargill partners with NGOs to promote sustainability in shipping

Cargill will cooperate with four NGOs to promote sustainability initiatives and enhance accountability across the ocean shipping industry. Through these collaborations, the company is aiming to spearhead industry-wide progress toward safer and more efficient international shipping.

Booklet on gender diversity at sea published

The India-based Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Centre, ISWAN, and WISTA have released a new booklet on building and maintaining gender diversity onboard merchant ships, addressing critical social, cultural and interpersonal issues that can affect productivity of seafarers.

WISTA Hellas Annual Forum discusses shipping’s challenges

The WISTA Hellas 2017 Annual Forum, which took place on 27 November, at Intercontinental Hotel in Athens, included discussions focusing on the current and future challenges that may affect the shipping industry and on how ship owners can cope with these challenges to move forward.


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