Women in Maritime

  • Supporting Maritime Women of the Caribbean

    Work to support women in the Caribbean maritime industry is underway with the first conference of the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) taking place in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

  • WISTA Brazil formed as 36th National WISTA...

    Karin Orsel, President of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) announced the formation of the 36th National WISTA Association with the launch of WISTA Brazil. WISTA Brazil became official at an event attended by 44 founding members.
     

  • Local Cayman women encouraged to pursue maritime...

    Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he hopes to see more young women in the Cayman Islands make use of education-based government funding to consider maritime careers. Speaking at the inaugural Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) conference this week, he said, “This year government appropriated $152 million, or about US$190 million, for education purposes, which includes scholarships … I would be more than pleased if our young people saw fit to tap into this funding to pursue careers in the maritime industry.”

  • Local Chapter Of Women In Maritime Association...

    Women from across the local maritime sector gathered in the Air Jamaica building on Harbour Street, Kingston recently for the first meeting of the national Chapter of the Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WiMAC).

  • Maritime Needs More Women Power

    United Nations  International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary- General Ki Tack Lim pushed for the increased involvement of women in the seafaring industry saying they are the key to the growth of the industry.
     

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DP World strives for women empowerment in the maritime sector

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.

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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,

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Women in maritime as anti-VAW advocates

The 18-day period from November 25 to December 12 is dedicated to the campaign to end VAW. VAW means “violence against women’, a phenomenon that persists even in the most developed nations.

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