The first female student that gets admitted to Japan’s national naval submarine academy is now a fact. Risa Takenouchi entered the academy on January 22, after Japan ended the ban on women on the its submarines.
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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”.
As ILO informs, the participation of more women in leadership roles is a major field of the global fight to equality. Besides, there are still indicators ringing the bell for the global community to shed its efforts for enabling more women in core business positions.
The North P&I Club recently published a report focusing on the gender pay gap issue. Specifically, the report reminds how important is to have the right processes, values, behaviours and a supportive infrastructure in place for everyone that want to success.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) praises 2019 as a year of action reminiscing its achievements throughout the year and highlighting the importance of preserving the 2019 World Maritime Theme supporting women in shipping and taking out the barriers towards diversity and gender equality.
Recently-released data by ILOSTAT show that male-dominated occupations have even higher wage premiums for men, which shows that progress is needed in many areas and in every region to achieve gender equality in the labour market.
On January 1, 2020, engineer Ilya Espino de Marotta became the first woman to serve as the deputy administrator of the Panama Canal. Ms. Marotta has more than 30 years of experience in the Panama Canal in positions as executive manager of resource management and project controls before the Expansion Program.
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.
Year 2019 was full of events, from discussions on accelerating efforts to protect the environment, the importance of seafarers’ wellness, to gender equality and the women’s role in the shipping sector. Thus, the timeline below, presents how the shipping sector involved this year.
If we had to choose one – or maybe two – words to describe 2019 for the shipping industry, these would be: human-focused. Despite the fact that 2020 sulphur cap was on everyone’s mind this year, we saw many significant developments in key human areas. From mental health issues, to women in shipping and safety culture, the industry seems to be putting its people first, trying to boost equality and – most importantly – safety.
American Club Managers announce senior appointments in New York15/07/2020
ERMA First announces new Chief Technical Officer15/07/2020
Virginia invests $34m to fully electrify its port15/07/2020
North American cruise industry extends suspension amid COVID-1915/07/2020
BIMCO concerned over governments' indiferrence towards crew change crisis15/07/2020
New guide tracks organizations driving low carbon fuels15/07/2020
Louisiana launches project to advance innovative port management15/07/2020
Disabled bulker to be towed at Port of Tauranga, after engine failure15/07/2020
HRAS: Gulf Sky's Captain confirms crews' and vessel's safety15/07/2020
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Court allows widow of Bangladeshi ship-breaking worker to sue UK firm15/07/2020