Women in Maritime

  • AD Ports Group and Aurora50 Partner to Empower...

    AD Ports Group, a leading facilitator of trade and logistics, has signed a new partnership agreement with Aurora50, a social enterprise focusing on achieving gender-balanced boardrooms in the UAE. Through the new partnership, AD Ports Group and Aurora50 aim to create a more inclusive and integrated workplace environment with a new purpose-driven programme, GLOW (Gain Leadership Opportunities for Women).


  • Strategic partnership to empower port women

    More women are joining the maritime ranks in a variety of professions within the industry. To encourage this trend and with a view to continuing the momentum to empower women in the maritime community, IMO supported two virtual training courses aimed at female officials from maritime and port authorities.


  • H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek appointed as the...

    H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Transport, Affairs, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has been appointed as the first Regional Ambassador of the Global Maritime Club – an international initiative created by Informa Markets Maritime.


  • Adm. Linda Fagan becomes U.S. Coast Guard's...

    Adm. Linda L. Fagan became the first female vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and its first female four-star admiral. In a ceremony at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, Adm. Fagan relieved outgoing vice commandant Adm. Charles W. Ray. 


  • WMU's Empowering Women Programme gains UN...

    The World Maritime University’s (WMU) research and capacity-building program on Empowering Women for the UN Decade of Ocean Science (Empowering Women Programme) has been endorsed as a "Decade Action" by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO). 


  • Petrofac Names Director to Lead New and...

    Petrofac, a company for years known as simply an oilfield services provider, is transforming into an energy services firm with increasing involvement in the offshore wind business in recent years.


  • H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek wins the “Shiptek Award...

    H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Transport, Affairs, The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure won the “Shiptek Award for Maritime Competitiveness & Leadership” at the Shiptek International Maritime Awards 2021. The award ceremony was held on June 7, 2021, at the Al Wasl Ballroom, Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai.



E.U. Ministers Agree Maritime Transport Policy

E.U. Ministers of Transportation sent a strong signal of continued support for the European maritime sector at a meeting of the Council of Ministers this week and adopted their priorities for the maritime transportation policy until 2020. 


Maritime woman: Merle San Pedro

One lady who is making the rounds of the country’s maritime industry today is Merle Jimenez-San Pedro, chair of the Movement for Maritime Philippines (MMP). Encouraged by the election commitment of President Rodrigo Duterte to give attention to the maritime industry, Merle and the MMP are zealously promoting the adoption of a National Maritime Agenda (NMA), which will serve as the blueprint for achieving inclusive and sustainable socio-economic growth in the country through the maritime industry.