Women in Maritime

  • Maritime woman: Merle San Pedro

    One lady who is making the rounds of the country’s maritime industry today is Merle Jimenez-San Pedro, chair of the Movement for Maritime Philippines (MMP). Encouraged by the election commitment of President Rodrigo Duterte to give attention to the maritime industry, Merle and the MMP are zealously promoting the adoption of a National Maritime Agenda (NMA), which will serve as the blueprint for achieving inclusive and sustainable socio-economic growth in the country through the maritime industry.

  • E.U. Ministers Agree Maritime Transport Policy

    E.U. Ministers of Transportation sent a strong signal of continued support for the European maritime sector at a meeting of the Council of Ministers this week and adopted their priorities for the maritime transportation policy until 2020. 

  • Tototheo Maritime’s CEO included in the 10 Women...

    Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of Tototheo Maritime has been included in the 10 Women to Watch in the shipping industry, during the NorShipping Exhibition, one of the leading shipping events globally, that is held in Oslo from 01-04 June 2017. The list was compiled by Nor-Shipping and Youngship International and includes 10 women under 40 years old who have shown commitment to the industry and its development, are engaging and sharing knowledge and showing leadership skills.

  • Hingham Maritime Center announces new president

    Hingham Maritime Center’s Board of Trustees recently announced that long time board member Nancy Clapp Kerber has been chosen to serve as President of the Board. Kerber succeeds Rick Pedone, who joins Peter Dolphin as co-chair of HMC’s Capital Campaign.

  • Pacific Maritime Sector Lures Women

    Thanks to International Maritime Organization (IMO) funding, the association was able to meet and discuss the regional strategy for Pacific women in the maritime sector, e launching their new website and collaborating with the World Maritime University`s Women’s Association.


Top 3 female lawyers honoured

Three distinguished female lawyers have been honoured for their various roles in the maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire at the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), which Ghana won.


India: Women no more at sea in the shipping industry

Sangeeta Sharma, a Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) veteran of 32 years, has been picked by the government headhunter Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), to run the State-run ocean carrier’s liner and passenger services unit, as more women break the glass ceiling to occupy leadership roles in an industry traditionally dominated by men.