Women in Maritime

  • ‘A smart port researches the future’

    In Rotterdam we are continuously searching for answers to make the port smarter, more efficient, better and more sustainable. How have partners in the port addressed this, why, and what could they have done smarter?

  • Diversity Key to Unlocking Maritime Sustainability

    Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of Tototheo Maritime and President of WISTA, argues that a changing world, with changing technology, demands a changing maritime workforce. Companies overlooking key groups of talent – based on gender, culture or ethnicity – will fail to evolve and adapt to the new reality. And that, she says, means just one thing.

  • WISTA and CARIBMEPA Lead Caribbean Coastal Clean...

    Members of The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), Women in Maritime Association- Caribbean (WiMAC) and the Caribbean Marine Environment Protection Association (CARIBMEPA) met up to clean portions of 7-Milea beach in Grand Cayman last week. 

  • Celebrity Cruises Plans First All-Female Bridge...

    Celebrity Cruises has announced a cruise industry first: a special one-time sailing with an entirely female bridge team. On International Women's Day - March 8, 2020 - the cruise ship Celebrity Edge will head to sea under the command of the first American female cruise ship master, Capt. Kate McCue. 26 other female mariners and professionals will take up the ship's deck officer and operations management roles.

  • Sustainability And Women In Shipping Highlighted...

    At the most recent International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds meeting in London, Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General, spoke to representatives, IMO staff and the Funds’ Secretariat about the value of shipping to international trade, climate change and encouraging and empowering women to play a greater role in shipping.

  • Despite Progress on Gender Issues, Maritime...

    Improvement has been made but a lot more can be done to enhance the role of women in the maritime industry, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim said at the opening ceremony of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-hosted international conference Sustainable Marine Development Towards 2030 and Beyond.


West of England P&I Club expands its New York office

The West of England, a leading A-rated mutual marine insurer, is today announcing the expansion of its New York office. Senior Claims Manager Emily McCulloch transferred to New York from London at the beginning of the year and will be joined by Alton Peralta, a locally qualified claims adjuster with extensive experience of dealing with U.S. liabilities and especially crew claims under the Jones Act.


Palau Support Women Seafarers In New Training Push

Female seafarers are now being supported by the world’s fastest growing ship registry to achieve their Certificates of Competency (CoC), Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) and Certificates of Endorsement (CoE) as part of the IMO’s continuing drive to empower women working in the maritime sector.


Speech: Celebrating Maritime 2050 one-year-on

General Secretary, my Lords, Ladies, Gentlemen, and colleagues – welcome so much, to the Houses of Parliament.

It is an absolute pleasure to host you for a few hours today as we celebrate Maritime 2050.

It has indeed been an incredible year for the sector.

And over the past few months, I have travelled across the country to see how our ports and shipping sector have been responding to Maritime 2050.