As part of its focus on innovation, global trade enabler DP World has appointed Sara Falaknaz as Chief Innovation Officer with immediate effect.
At the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association conference aboard Koningsdam, Holland America Line president Orlando Ashford discussed challenges he's faced as an African American in the corporate world and urged WISTA members to find their own way to give a larger purpose to their professional achievements.
Women In Maritime Africa (WIMAFRICA), a continental body of African Women in the Maritime industry has debuted to promote female gender participation in Nigeria's shipping sector.
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.
In a report published and to be introduced at a meeting today, the group of Women in the Energy Industry in Iceland, highlights the current position of women in Iceland’s energy sector.
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 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.
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.
A coastguard from Pembrokeshire has made history by becoming the highest ranking woman in Her Majesty's Coastguard.