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ICS launches questionnaire on shipping diversity and inclusion

Amid a growing interest across the maritime to boost its diversity and performance, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have launched a questionnaire in a bid to understand how the issue of diversity and inclusion is perceived in the shipping industry.  

Watch: How Celebrity Cruises promotes gender equality

Celebrity Cruises published a video to promote gender equality and inform about its actions to achieve this goal. At the company, more than 22% of the bridge team are women, with this number increasing to 30% to its newest ship, Celebrity Edge. 

Career Paths: Pia Meling, Massterly AS

In our special column this time, we are excited to host an interview with Mrs. Pia Meling, Vice President of Massterly AS,  a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture, who notes that shipping industry needs to be able to think differently in order to embrace more diversity and adapt faster to global trends.

Brittany Ferries presents its first eco-responsibility manager

Brittany Ferries hired its first eco-responsibility manager boosting the company’s goal to reduce its environmental footprints. The appointed manager, Claire Artagnan, reflects a commitment to sustainable development across all aspects of ferry operations. 

First female ITLOS Judge ad hoc appointed

Human Rights at Sea informed that Prof. Dr. Anna Petrig, Professor of International Law at the University of Basel, Human Rights at Sea Advisory Board Member, and co-author of the emerging Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea, was appointed as a judge ad hoc at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg for the San Padre Pio case.

IMO supports more women in port management

As part of its efforts to encourage more women in the maritime sector, the IMO supported a training course aimed at female officials from maritime and port authorities. A total of 25 women from 17 developing countries took part in the two-week “Women in Port Management” course, hosted in Le Havre.

Starboard Cruise Services appoints woman CEO

Starboard Cruise Services appointed Lisa Bauer as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Throughout her career, Ms. Bauer has been involved in many charitable causes, while she has served nine years with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. In her new role, Ms. Bauer will oversee all operations for Starboard and sister company Onboard Media.

Watch: IMO promotes gender diversity in maritime

The IMO published a new film, showing how IMO’s Women in Maritime programme is helping to support gender diversity in the maritime sector. As the video says, women are proving that, in today’s world, the maritime industries are for everyone. ‘It’s not about your gender, it’s about what you can do.’


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