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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.

WISTA continues action towards women’s empowerment

Ms. Katerina Stathopoulou, Member of the WISTA International Executive Committee, advises how to ensure a long term career in shipping and talks about WISTA’s efforts to achieve gender balance in shipping, which by nature is a male –dominated industry. Ms Stathopoulou refers to WISTA’s powerful collaborations with big Associations, confirming that the organisation continues action towards women’s empowerment in the maritime community.

New agreement aims to promote women’s maritime education

In June 7, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association signed a MoU with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, in London. The two organisations will offer five scholarships annually, over the next 10 years, to individuals nominated by WISTA International. The scholarship will cover the Foundation Diploma programme at The Institute.

Moving towards smart shipping

WISTA has said that although smart ships are likely to be carrying cargoes within 10 years, all in the logistics chain need to adapt in order to make good use of the new technology and the huge amount of data that will be available as a result. Shipping will go from a “poor beginning” in terms of generating and using data to be at the forefront of new technology.

Women shipping executives launch WISTA Bermuda

Female leaders of the island’s shipping industry have launched a Bermuda chapter of the WISTA. Bermuda is the 40th country to join the global organisation, whose members are women in management positions in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide.

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