Women in Maritime

  • 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.


Nor-Shipping and WISTA Enable Sustainable Arctic Opportunities

Nor-Shipping is joining WISTA at its AGM and Conference in Tromsø, Norway this month to help delegates address the opportunity, and challenges, of developing responsible maritime activity in the far North. Taking place from October 23-26, WISTA’s “Breaking the Ice” program features high profile industry and political figures from Norway and beyond, with Nor-Shipping’s Director Per Martin Tanggaard appearing as a keynote speaker.


Empowering women in the African maritime sector

Africa’s Blue Economy, job opportunities, mentorship, marine environmental protection and addressing gender-based violence, were at the core of the 9th regional conference of the Association of Women Managers in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa (WOMESA) held in Antananarivo, Madagascar.


First woman 1st Engineer in Greece’s historically male-dominated shipping industry

Greece has been a maritime nation since ancient times. Historically though, the maritime industry has been male-dominated and women usually did not pursue a career at sea. There was also an old saying-a superstition from another era that “women are bad luck at sea”. Gone is this myth nowadays; still shipping remains one of those industries which have the lowest number of women workforce.


Spotlight on women in maritime security

“The bottom line is that doubling your talent pool just makes sense”, said Chris Trelawny, IMO’s special Adviser on Maritime Security, as he opened the Women in Maritime Security conference held at IMO Headquarters (24 May).