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ICHCA invites submissions for 2nd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award

ICHCA International has opened the 2nd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award and invites submissions from anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a...

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Launch of ISWAN Photo Competition 2017

ISWAN is excited to announce the launch of our 2017 Photo Competition for seafarers. We are inviting all seafarers to submit photos of a typical...

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Top 10 Ship Owning Nations for 2017

VesselsValue has put together a list of the top 10 ship owning nations by fleet value in 2017. Greece – $84.079 billion Japan – $80.169...

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2016 Maritime Safety Award – RINA

2016 Maritime Safety Award Nominations are now invited for the 2016 Maritime Safety Award.  Individuals may not nominate themselves, although employees may nominate their company...

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British ports to promote more diversity and best practice in the workforce

British ports to promote more diversity and best practice in the workforce The British Ports Association (BPA) has established a new Human Resources and Employment...

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Tanker captain is first woman to win top IMO bravery award

The Master of an oil tanker who says she was "just doing her job" has become the first woman to received IMO's highest IMO bravery...

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2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea ceremony

The International Maritime Organization has the pleasure to inform that the 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea ceremony will be held at IMO...

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Schoolgirls learn about maritime charity

Around 100 pupils from Upminster in Essex got a glimpse into the lives of seafarers and the vital role that shipping plays to the United...

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Many happy returns to a trade body with a lot of heart and soul

From an idea mooted 40 years ago at a Christmas lunch to an organisation that spans the globe, WISTA serves an important function not only...

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A global forum connecting women Shipping industry front runners assemble to mark the launch of WISTA Sri Lanka

One could never guess that the glamourous ladies who gathered on 3 July at the Hilton Residences premises were all achievers in their own right....

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WISTA-Nigeria Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary

By Peace Obi   The Nigerian chapter of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), has concluded arrangements to celebrated its 20th anniversary. According to...

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WISTA Hellas celebrates Posidonia 2014 with an enjoyable evening of Greek flavors and Wines

The WISTA Hellas 2014 Posidonia reception was held on Tuesday, 3 June, at the Vive Mar Bar in Voula, where members and Wista visiting members...

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Delimitation of maritime boundaries discussed at WISTA Cyprus meeting

Members and friends of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA Cyprus) discussed the hot topic of the delimitation of maritime boundaries during their...

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Angela Velasco of WISTA UK pounds the track to raise London Marathon pounds for Seafarers UK

very weekday, Angela Velasco has been rising at 5am to train intensively for one of the greatest charity events of all time: the London Marathon...

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Maritime Women…a conference to remember in Malmö’s World Maritime University

Maritime Women: Global Leadership Brings Together Women and Men to Promote Gender Diversity in the Maritime Sector Malmö, Sweden – 2 April 2014 – The...

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DGS Marine reports significant growth in fixed premium P&I market

ncrease take-up following 2014 P&I renewals as ship owners look to cut operating costs and control insurance spend DGS Marine, a leading global P&I (protection...

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WISTA UK last Wednesday vibrant shipping drinks…

Over 75 WISTA-UK members, associate members  and their guests attended one of the most vibrant Last Wednesday Shipping Drinks networking event at Ball Brothers’ St....

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Dr. Anne-Marie Warris: WISTA UK Personality of the Year

Dr. Anne-Marie Warris (Courtesy of ISO) Dr Anne-Marie Warris, an internationally respected expert in the fields of sustainable shipping, climate change and environmental management, has...

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Women in the Argentine Merchant Marine

Horacio Vasquez signing his book Now, you all know the honour we give to all women in our industry – personal as well as that...

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Green Shipping – is it all Hot Air? asks WISTA-UK

Senior maritime personalities will debate “This House believes that the demands for ever-greener shipping are so much hot air” in the evening session of the...

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Women’s Group Asks – Green Shipping is it So Much Hot Air?

Debate Will Doubtless Stimulate Heated Discussion as to the Relevance and Extent of Environmental ProblemsUK – During this, the latest London International Shipping Week, the...

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WISTA Forum Highlights Personal Cost of Piracy

Marinelink.com Monday, August 19, 2013 A Chief Engineer who was held by Somali pirates for eight months will be the main speaker at a session...

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Increasing port awareness of need to cut energy consumption

Both the Argentine government and private companies are increasingly concerned about how to reduce energy consumption at ports and port terminals, and also how to...

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Where are all the Women Seafarers?

t’s not exactly a secret that there is a significant lack of women working on the open seas. What isn’t as well known however is...

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UK PM Cameron on piracy on BBC TV Sunday 30th October, 2011

Dear SOS supporter, The Head of UK Government echoing phrases from the SOS campaign on national TV in the context of global affairs, and referring...

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WISTA-UK hosts IMO ceremony – Stanzel

P R E S S   R E L E A S E WISTA-UK hosts IMO ceremony to honour choice of Intertanko managing director Katharina Stanzel...

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Few Women on Boards: Is There a Fix?

Nobody questions that there’s whopping gender imbalance in today’s boardrooms, despite ample evidence that it makes financial sense to put women on the board. Companies...

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Major topics discussed in the MSC meeting at IMO last November

In the last week of November 2012 the 91st session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held at the IMO in London. The topics...

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Here are few things you should resolve to do in the coming year that will allow you to over succeed and over achieve:

1. Allocate your time in 30-minute segments. This gives you a full understanding of whether your time is being “spent” or “invested. 2. Take at...

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ICS sees surge in shipping students

Newly released statistics from the London headquartered Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) show a 44% rise in the number of students taking its exams. 5,838...

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Top maritime award for SaveOurSeafarers

The SaveOurSeafarers (SOS) campaign has been honoured with a Seatrade Award for its significant contribution in the fight against Somali piracy. The Seatrade Award for...

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WISTA-UK Piracy Lecture – 8th February 2012

It will soon be two years since the cargoship “Iceberg I” was hijacked off Somalia with 24 crew members. The ship is watched over by...

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BIMCO publishes security guard contract

Shipping industry organisation BIMCO has published a standard contract, GUARDCON, for the employment of security guards on vessels. It has also issued Guidance on the...

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Minister presents the MARITIME PRIZE 2011 to the Blue MBA

One of the most important awards in the maritime industry has been won by the renowned Blue MBA – the Executive MBA in Shipping &...

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UK confirms £12m annual seafarer training budget

Industry welcomes support for SMarT THE UK shipping industry has welcomed the government’s pledge to continue to fund seafarer training, after shipping minister Mike Penning...

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ALARM BELLS from Shiptalk

The “Costa Concordia” incident will bring about changes in the way cruise liners and their passengers are managed while training programmes will be reviewed and...

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Operators of the “Costa Concordia”

The operators of the “Costa Concordia” are facing questions over their share of the blame for the tragedy. January 22nd, 2012 Posted by Skipper http://www.shiptalk.com/?p=10917 The operators of...

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Solar Solve’s julie Lightfoot Awarded An MBE

Tue, 03 January 2012 A Second Generation MBE for a family business guaranteed they were celebrating after Julie Lightfoot followed in her father’s footsteps by...

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A NEW front is opening up in the war against piracy — finance.

Courtesy of Lloyd’s List With more than $400m in ransom money thought to have been poured into Somalia so far, pirate money laundering is becoming...

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Somalia Report’s Jama Deperani tells us how Somali pirates are pressuring the Indian government to release pirate cohorts

By JAMA DEPERANI, Somalia Report n addition to hijacking the most lucrative maritime cargo, Somalia pirates are now hunting specifically for Indian seafarers in an...

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Piracy The Focus of Today’s World Maritime Day Celebration

By Mike Schuler On September 29, 2011 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) marked its annual World Maritime Day celebration today with a collective call-to-action to...

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Armed shipboard guards can cut insurance 50pc

Marsh insurance consultants HONG KONG SHIPPING GAZETTE- 16 August, 2011 PIRATE insurance costs can be cut 50 per cent for ship operators that have armed...

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Watchkeeper: Anticipating and responding to “events”

“I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me” – wrote Abraham Lincoln. “Events, dear boy!” was the answer...

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Somali pirates release ship with nine Indians on board

MUMBAI, August 13, 2011 Somali pirates have released a merchant vessel which has nine Indian and 12 Iranian crew members on board. A press release...

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Empowering Women in Maritime

Тalk about power networking. At the 2009 WISTA conference in London, Mary Papadimitriou (pictured fourth from right) met with the Secretary General of the IMO,...

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Women Have the Right Leadership Skills to Advance the Shipping Industry, say London Executives

Thursday, March 25, 2010 Are the leadership skills of women a boon to the shipping industry? The answer is a resounding Yes, judging by an...

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Marine accident reports published

21 Jul 2011 Source: http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/marine-accident-reports-published The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) have, separately, each published their review...

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Recognition of a dangerous world

This is the 21st century, with the world neatly knitted together by sophisticated transport and logistics systems. Ships are safer than they ever have been....

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State Secretary Lind Receives WISTA Award

Press Release – Tuesday, May 24, 2011 WISTA Norway announces Rikke Lind as the “Shipping name of the year” during Nor-shipping 2011. Lind receives the award...

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Danish crew free Somali pirate hostages

(AFP) COPENHAGEN — A Danish warship attacked a pirate boat off Somalia, killing four pirates and freeing 16 Iranian hostages on board, Denmark’s navy said...

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RARELY are we allowed a glimpse into the secret world of the hostage negotiator.Suzanne Williams,who for years has helped resolve kidnap and terrorism cases, stays resolutely behind the scenes

RARELY are we allowed a glimpse into the secret world of the hostage negotiator.Suzanne Williams,who for years has helped resolve kidnap and terrorism cases, stays...

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Does anybody have any questions?

By Neville Smith What kind of industry conferences do you enjoy? The heavyweight one or two day affairs that pick apart a single subject, or...

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Turkish women sailors getting say in traditionally male sector

ENİS TAYMAN ISTANBUL – Radikal Being a woman can be an advantage even in the maritime sector, which is male-dominated, say members of the Women’s...

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IRISL set to lead legal challenge over EU sanctions

Papers lodged with European Court of Justice claim companies are being unfairly connected with nuclear proliferation JULIAN MACQUEEN EUROPEAN Union sanctions targeting Iranian shipping companies...

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Hostage Negotiatior Named Wista Personality of the Year

Suzanne Williams has been chosen as Personality of the Year 2010 by the Women´s International Shipping & Trading Association   Maritime hostage negotiator Suzanne Williams,...

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Philippines ratings have fallen – Philippines officers have increased

The Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has some interesting statistics: the number of ratings has actually fallen from around 140,000 to 92,000 in the last...

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Philippine requires maritime schools to offer courses on drug abuse prevention

The Department of Labor and Employment’s Maritime Training Council (MTC) had issued a memorandum circular asking the country’s maritime training schools and centers to include...

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Legal eagle of Dubai shipping

Heading up a maritime law firm in Dubai proved irresistible for an Iranian-German lawyer. Being the head of one of the biggest dedicated maritime law...

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Shipping’s carbon footprint is set to “increase massively”

Merchant shipping’s already huge carbon footprint is set to increase massively, based on present international trade potential, Dr Martin Stopford, managing director of Clarkson Research,...

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Are the leadership skills of women a boon to the shipping industry?

March 26, 2010 — Are the leadership skills of women a boon to the shipping industry? The answer is a resounding Yes, judging by an...

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