Women in Maritime

  • Helle Hammer, Cefor

    Helle Hammer, who heads the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor), has been recognised for her work in inspiring women to join and move up in shipping

  • MHG Insurance Brokers Hires New Business...

    MHG Insurance Brokers, an international insurance brokerage and adviser, announced today that Monica Keil has joined the team as a Business Development Manager. In this role, Keil will provide property and casualty insurance guidance within the marine industry and look to further develop relationships in the local and regional business communities.

  • Cypriot women continue to reap shipping accolades

    Two prominent women in the Cyprus shipping sector, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, co-CEO of the marine communications company Tototheo Maritime and Natasa Pilidou, Deputy Minister of Shipping, have been recognised as leaders in the industry.

  • WISTA: NPA boss calls for improved female...

    The Managing Director, Nigerian Port Authority, Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, has called on women in maritime sector under the aegis of Women in International Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA) to work towards balancing gender gap in the work place.

  • Ten women influencing shipping in 2019

    While the Lloyd’s List Top 100 has steadily started to feature more women in the ranks of industry influencers, the gender bias that this list reflects in the industry is still a deeply problematic issue yet to be resolved. Following the example set by the International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime Day theme for this year, Empowering Women in the Maritime Community, we felt it was important that the Top 100 project as a whole reflected more of the influential women steering companies, bodies and associations through these turbulent times

  • ‘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.


Maritime SheEO will help remove glass ceiling in shipping industry: Sanjam Sahi Gupta

Sanjam Sahi Gupta runs Sitara Shipping, a privately-owned non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) based in Mumbai. In an industry where women in leadership roles are an exception rather than the norm — Harjeet Kaur Joshi, the current Chairperson and Managing Director of Shipping Corporation, is a prime example — Gupta has been at the forefront of driving gender equality and diversity in shipping.


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 – Day Two of the European Shipping Week

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 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.