Women in Maritime

  • 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.

  • West of England P&I Club expands its New York...

    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.

  • Minister Visits Two Ports in Succession to Hear...

    UK – Nusrat Ghani MP is certainly getting about in her role as Shipping Minister with two visits to major ports last week. On Wednesday she took an hour long tour of the Port of Liverpool, including the Liverpool2 container terminal, following up on Friday with a call at the Port of Tilbury for a look at the developing Tilbury2 project.


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,


Maritime calling.

For Elina Papageorgiou, recently appointed Marine and Offshore President for UK and Ireland at LR, success in maritime has been a daily diet of shipping talk and uninterrupted maritime exposure coupled with a fervent desire to work in the maritime industry.