Women in Maritime

  • WISTA Advocates More Female Participation in...

    The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA Nigeria) has stated that the recently celebrated International Women’s Day 2020, provided a platform to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality in maritime profession.

  • Maritime SheEO will help remove glass ceiling in...

    Sanjam Sahi Gupta runs Sitara Shipping, a privately-owned non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) based in Mumbai. In an industry where women in leadership roles are an exception rather than the norm — Harjeet Kaur Joshi, the current Chairperson and Managing Director of Shipping Corporation, is a prime example — Gupta has been at the forefront of driving gender equality and diversity in shipping.

  • European shipping needs to innovate

    European shipping needs to maintain its competitiveness through technology argued Cyprus during a debate on trade at a key conference in Brussels for European Maritime Week.

  • Keeping the spotlight on empowering maritime women

    Removing barriers to women joining the maritime sector, the importance of education and how to increase visibility of women in maritime leadership roles – these were some of the key challenges under the spotlight at a major symposium at IMO Headquarters in London (19 February).

  • Discussing social matters with social partners –...

    The second day of the European Shipping week was filled with contributions by the European social partners for maritime transport – the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA). The two organisations are collaborating through different perspectives (i.e. social partners of the Social Dialogue for Martitime Transport, undertaking joint EU co-funded projects) and are united in striving for a bright future of the industry.


Empowering women in the maritime sector

Held on October 7, 2020, ShipTek Webinar - “Integrating Women In Leadership Amid Challenging Times” in collaboration with Marasi News and AWIMA, highlighted concerning issues about women working in the maritime sector. 


The nurse who decided to go to sea

Women working at sea are a rarity. A woman captaining a merchant ship rarer still. So with today marking the Day of the Seafarer Maritime CEO leapt at the opportunity for a video interview onboard the 4,258 teu Luna Maersk as the ship prepared for a rainy transit from the Pacific side of the Panama Canal.


Covid 19 - the game changer for the Blue Economy in the Middle East

In some ways, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world with the force of a natural disaster. Often in the space of weeks, countries were locked down, their inhabitants forced to stay at home, living under rigorous legal restrictions, economies were stalled, while societies and medical systems foundered under the weight of dealing with the invasive virus,