Women in Maritime

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WISTA meeting hears from HAL leaders, hones in on...

    At the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association conference aboard Koningsdam, Holland America Line president Orlando Ashford discussed challenges he's faced as an African American in the corporate world and urged WISTA members to find their own way to give a larger purpose to their professional achievements.


Pacific Maritime Sector Lures Women

Thanks to International Maritime Organization (IMO) funding, the association was able to meet and discuss the regional strategy for Pacific women in the maritime sector, e launching their new website and collaborating with the World Maritime University`s Women’s Association.


Suny Maritime To Honor Female Shipping Pioneer Angeliki Frangou

SUNY Maritime College will recognize one of the most prominent women in the maritime industry with an honorary doctorate during its May 2017 commencement ceremony in The Bronx.

Angeliki Frangou, chairman and CEO of the Navios Group, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree and deliver the commencement address to the college’s approximately 300 graduates on May 5 in St. Mary’s Pentagon in the college’s historic Fort Schuyler.


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.