Archive for the ‘WISTA – Women in Shipping’ Category

Stranded BDI@1,576… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics

Stranded BDI@1,576… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 11 points up since yesterday at 1,576 which is though minus three points down since last week’s 1,579 points! Mixed Wets with the Dirties improving… Geopolitics a liability for all in a bankrupt Planet Ocean – most issues which...
October 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ABP backs Women in Maritime Charter

ABP backs Women in Maritime Charter
From left: Henrik Pedersen with Nusrat Ghani, the UK’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, at the launch event UK port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has thrown its weight behind a new initiative focused on recruiting more women into the maritime sector. The company has...
October 12th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Ensure you join WISTA’s event in Tromsø, Norway 23-26 October 2018

Ensure you join WISTA’s event in Tromsø, Norway 23-26 October 2018
Bjørg Ekornrud, President, WISTA Norway The international WISTA AGM & Conference 23-26 October 2018 in Tromsø, Norway Dear WISTA-members, dear friends! Welcome to the WISTA 2018 Conference website. We are proud and excited to host the international WISTA AGM and Conference in Tromsø – Norway’s...
October 9th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Capes’ contained rise and perplexed figures rule the day… plus the 2020 saga

Capes’ contained rise and perplexed figures rule the day… plus the 2020 saga
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four points and now stands at 1,574; Geopolitics in total mess and the Environment another issue to be appropriately tackled… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 51 points and now stands at 2,199… Are the capes sustainable or just...
October 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, IMO, Intercargo, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

MAJ Deputy DG to Chair IMO sub-committee

MAJ Deputy DG to Chair IMO sub-committee
Claudia Grant, Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica Claudia Grant, Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), has been elected chairman of an important sub-committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). An experienced maritime professional,...
October 1st, 2018 | Flags, IMO, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Portugal joins WISTA International

Portugal joins WISTA International
Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou September 18, 2018 – The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) continues to grow worldwide, welcoming Portugal to the global network of executive women in shipping. The launch of WISTA Portugal was announced this week by Ana Paula...
September 18th, 2018 | Associations, News, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

From sea to shore and shipping law

From sea to shore and shipping law
Helene Peter-Davies Helene Peter-Davies is the first British female Master Mariner to become Partner in a law firm. Her fascinating career has spanned almost three decades, with twelve years at sea. Spinnaker Global’s Managing Director, Teresa Peacock, finds out how Helene got into law, her thoughts...
September 6th, 2018 | HR, Interviews, Legal, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Panama

WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Panama
WISTA International president Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou WISTA INTERNATIONAL WELCOMES WISTA PANAMA Panama joins global network of executive women in shipping The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International has reactivated WISTA Panama as a National WISTA...
August 27th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi
The sculpture by Kostas Ananidas An early tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi Nearly 10 years ago – 20 September 2008, in a  unique gathering of the international shipping community at Galaxidi, at the centre more or less of the Corinthian Gulf in Greece, the unveiling ceremony of the...
August 26th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Venezuela joins WISTA International

Venezuela joins WISTA International
l to r: Jeanne M. Grasso, Débora Valera, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) continues its expansion in South America, welcoming WISTA Venezuela. WISTA Venezuela joins WISTA Argentina, WISTA Brazil, WISTA Peru, and WISTA Uruguay in...
July 31st, 2018 | Charity, Clubs, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA International approved for IMO consultative status

WISTA International approved for IMO consultative status
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) application for consultative status on 5 July 2018.  “Consultative status gives us the opportunity to promote diversity,...
July 17th, 2018 | IMO, News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

World Maritime Day theme 2019: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”

World Maritime Day theme 2019: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”
“Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to highlight...
July 9th, 2018 | Anniversaries, IMO, Organisations, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA International approved for consultative status

WISTA International approved for consultative status
WISTA-International president Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) application for consultative status on 5 July 2018. “Consultative...
July 6th, 2018 | IMO, News, Organisations, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Volatile Capes rule the day, but…

Volatile Capes rule the day, but…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went over and above the 1,500 point threshold… geopolitics and in particular the addition of Trade Wars will spill over badly! John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI was up 91 points and at 1,567 creates another momentum, may I say a chilly one as nothing should...
July 4th, 2018 | Academia, Art and auctions, Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, Education and Training, Fashion, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA Cyprus holds its Annual Dinner 2018

WISTA Cyprus holds its Annual Dinner 2018
l to r: Mrs. Evi Papadopoulou and Mrs. Anna Vourgos; Photo credits: Konstantinos Georgiou Photography WISTA Cyprus (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association), held its’ annual dinner on Friday, 15th June, 2018. The dinner was held at the premises of Carob Mill restaurants, where...
July 2nd, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA AMERICAS 2018: Women’s Leadership in the Region‘s Shipping Industry

WISTA AMERICAS 2018: Women’s Leadership in the Region‘s Shipping Industry
WISTAs Americas with WISTA International president Despina Panagiotou Theodosiou* WISTA ARGENTINA was the maiden Wista Association in the American Region to host the First Reginal Wista Conference and its call was an absolute success. The venue for Wista Americas 2018 was the luxurious and antique “Centro...
June 28th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

European social partners eager to make shipping more attractive for women seafarers

European social partners eager to make shipping more attractive for women seafarers
Martin Dorsman European Transport Workers Federation, (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) have today discussed possible solutions to increase women’s participation in the shipping industry in Europe. Currently only 2% of the seafaring workforce available for the EU fleet...
June 26th, 2018 | Associations, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Peru

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Peru
Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou June 15, 2018 – The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) continues to expand in South America, welcoming WISTA Peru as the latest National WISTA Association. WISTA Peru is the second South American National WISTA Association to...
June 15th, 2018 | WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Leading maritime companies sign gender diversity pledge

Leading maritime companies sign gender diversity pledge
Anne-Marie Mountfield Industry body Maritime UK says the Women in Maritime pledge and its Taskforce will address fairness, equality and inclusion in the sector Leading members of industry body Maritime UK have signed a pledge aimed at supporting gender diversity and inclusion across the sector. The Women...
June 15th, 2018 | News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Japan

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Japan
Launch Party for WISTA Japan June 11, 2018 –Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) is proud to announce the re-launch of WISTA Japan. “We are delighted to welcome Japan back to our WISTA family. Japan plays an important role in the maritime industry, being the...
June 11th, 2018 | WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA AMERICAS 2018

WISTA AMERICAS 2018
WISTA  AMERICAS 2018 This is the First Regional Conference of  Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association to be held at Centro Naval in Buenos Aires in Argentina on 18 to 20 June 2018! Titled “Facing the challenges of the Shipping Industry”, WISTA Argentina promises...
May 15th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Damen strengthens female presence in the maritime industry

Damen strengthens female presence in the maritime industry
Sylvia Boer, Damen’s Head of Communications, Sylvia Boer, has recently been appointed President of the Netherlands chapter of WISTA – the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. WISTA the Netherlands was founded in 2000 and currently has 140 members from across the maritime industry. Sylvia,...
May 9th, 2018 | Associations, Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Person Profiles, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Story of the Week, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA USA appoints Parker Harrison as president

WISTA USA appoints Parker Harrison as president
Parker Harrison New York, NY – April 30, 2018 – The Board of the US Chapter of WISTA, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, appointed Parker Harrison, Vice President Procurement of Crowley Maritime Corporation, as President at WISTA USA’s Annual General Meeting in...
April 30th, 2018 | Charity, News, Person Profiles, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Spetsiot Heroine Bouboulina’s posthumous award well deserved

Spetsiot Heroine Bouboulina’s posthumous award well deserved
.. It was about time – nearly two centuries, after 193 years  from her death, the Spetsiot heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821 to be awarded the rank of vice-admiral! John Faraclas writes: A very timely move by Greece’s ministry of National Defence  to honour the first Greek patriot...
April 28th, 2018 | Awards, Military, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Breaking the Mould: an insight into the work of a cargo expert and international mouldy food claims

Breaking the Mould: an insight into the work of a cargo expert and international mouldy food claims
Breaking the Mould: an insight into the work of a cargo expert and international mouldy food claims Join WISTA for our next free networking event where you can find out more about cargo damage and meet like-minded shipping professionals over a glass of wine! Talks start at 7pm. Light refreshments will...
April 27th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Food and Drink, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More