Women in Maritime

  • Tototheo Maritime’s CEO Awarded As “WOMAN Of The...

    Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime received the prestigious “Woman of the Decade in Innovation and Leadership” Award at the Annual Women Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi, India on 8th May. The main theme for WEF 17 was “Creating, Innovating, Understanding and Driving the Future.”

  • Suny Maritime To Honor Female Shipping Pioneer...

    SUNY Maritime College will recognize one of the most prominent women in the maritime industry with an honorary doctorate during its May 2017 commencement ceremony in The Bronx.

    Angeliki Frangou, chairman and CEO of the Navios Group, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree and deliver the commencement address to the college’s approximately 300 graduates on May 5 in St. Mary’s Pentagon in the college’s historic Fort Schuyler.

  • Woman made captain of NYK ship for first time ever

    Japan’s largest shipping company, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, known as NYK Line, has promoted a female employee to captain of a ship for the first time in its 132-year history.
    Tomoko Konishi, 33, was officially made captain April 1, with the move following promotions of women to captain by two other major shipping companies, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., in 2016 and in 2015, respectively.

  • Bullish on the maritime industry

    As Kelley Watson supervised the sanding, sawing, drilling and hammering of her students in the maritime career and technical education (CTE) classes at Port Townsend High School, she, and they, reflected on what the program means for the next generations in the maritime industry.

  • DP World strives for women empowerment in the...

    DP World is committed to empowering women in the Ports and Shipping industry across geographies. Through progressive companywide initiatives, female headcount within the region has doubled in the last 3 years. DP World has immensely contributed to a paradigm shift in this industry wherein a growing number of women are welcomed and awarded leadership roles within the industry.

  • Saudi woman creates new record in Dubai

    Dr Mariam Saleh Binladen, a Saudi dentist and humanitarian, set a new record that added to her tally of world records, while crossing the Dubai Creek and the Dubai Water Canal, swimming a total distance of 24km last weekend. This event,

  • The women would be trained to chase and board...

    In a major step towards empowering women and greater gender parity, the Indian Coast Guard has become the first force to deploy female officers in combat roles on board its ships that patrol the country's maritime zone near the borders with Pakistan.

  • Skipper of first female round the world sailing...

    Nearly thirty years after it steered the first all-female crew around the world’s oceans, one of Britain’s most famous yachts, Maiden, is finally returning home after being rescued from a mouldering shipyard in the Indian Ocean.


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 to Watch in the shipping industry List

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.