Women in Maritime

  • WISTA and CARIBMEPA Lead Caribbean Coastal Clean...

    Members of The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), Women in Maritime Association- Caribbean (WiMAC) and the Caribbean Marine Environment Protection Association (CARIBMEPA) met up to clean portions of 7-Milea beach in Grand Cayman last week. 

  • Celebrity Cruises Plans First All-Female Bridge...

    Celebrity Cruises has announced a cruise industry first: a special one-time sailing with an entirely female bridge team. On International Women's Day - March 8, 2020 - the cruise ship Celebrity Edge will head to sea under the command of the first American female cruise ship master, Capt. Kate McCue. 26 other female mariners and professionals will take up the ship's deck officer and operations management roles.

  • Sustainability And Women In Shipping Highlighted...

    At the most recent International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds meeting in London, Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General, spoke to representatives, IMO staff and the Funds’ Secretariat about the value of shipping to international trade, climate change and encouraging and empowering women to play a greater role in shipping.

  • Despite Progress on Gender Issues, Maritime...

    Improvement has been made but a lot more can be done to enhance the role of women in the maritime industry, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim said at the opening ceremony of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-hosted international conference Sustainable Marine Development Towards 2030 and Beyond.

  • Mexico Joins WISTA International

    The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International officially welcomed Mexico to the global network of women in shipping at the 2019 WISTA International AGM & Conference in Grand Cayman last week. WISTA Mexico joins 48 other National WISTA Associations (NWAs) around the world. WISTA International has expanded significantly in the Americas in the last two years.

  • WISTA International re-elects Theodosiou as...

    Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, co-CEO of Cyprus headquartered Tototheo Maritime, was re-elected as President of WISTA International (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) during the association’s 39th Annual General Meeting, held in the Cayman Islands on October 30, 2019.

  • WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Bangladesh

    The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International welcomes Bangladesh to the global network of women in shipping. WISTA Bangladesh joins as the 48th National WISTA Association (NWA). WISTA International has expanded significantly in the last few years throughout the world. WISTA Bangladesh is the 11th NWA to join since January 2018.


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.


Speech: Celebrating Maritime 2050 one-year-on

General Secretary, my Lords, Ladies, Gentlemen, and colleagues – welcome so much, to the Houses of Parliament.

It is an absolute pleasure to host you for a few hours today as we celebrate Maritime 2050.

It has indeed been an incredible year for the sector.

And over the past few months, I have travelled across the country to see how our ports and shipping sector have been responding to Maritime 2050.


Danish Shipping want more women on board

Danish Shipping presents a new initiative aimed at increasing the share of women in Danish shipping companies. Today, the first shipping companies sign a charter that obliges them to actively focus on gender equality.
Just under 20,000 men and just over 3,000 women. This is the distribution of men and women employed in Danish shipping companies.