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6 key priorities for maritime leaders

Among the main effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was that it changed radically the industry’s status quo, highlighting working conditions in shipping. Meanwhile, global awareness of the adverse effects of climate change globally has put the environment at the top of the agenda in controversial industries, such as shipping and the energy sector. What are the main issues expected to attract the attention of maritime leaders in the near future?

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IMO: Digitalization paves the way for smarter and greener shipping

In an exclusive interview to SAFETY4SEA, Dr. Heike Deggim, Director, Maritime Safety Division, IMO, says that smart ships will change fundamentally ship operations and highlights that human element remains on top of IMO’s agenda. In that regard, STCW Convention and Code is under review to keep training requirements up-to-date while MLC will take into account lessons learned during the pandemic to ensure seafarers welfare under critical conditions.

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Shipping industry as an attractive working environment

Shipping working reality is demanding, but the industry remains an adventurous environment with many reasons for young people to work in it: Significant career progress for the hardworkings, opportunity for constant learning and meeting interesting people, challenge, travel, the sense of community, panelists stressed during the CAREER4SEA virtual forum that took place in December.

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