• 2018 June 13 11:51

    Per Martin Tanggaard becomes first ever male member of WISTA Norway

    WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) Norway has opened its doors to its first ever male member, Nor-Shipping Director Per Martin Tanggaard. The organization, which supports and promotes women in maritime business management positions, has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Nor-Shipping and saw Tanggaard as the ideal person to announce the next chapter in its development.

    “Per Martin is an enthusiastic, open minded and forward-thinking member of the maritime community. As such he is a perfect ambassador for WISTA and our mission of promoting women within the industry,” comments Bjørg Ekonrud, President, WISTA Norway.

    “WISTA Norway decided to allow male membership at its 2017 AGM. We want to be inclusive, of course, but also saw this as a way of building our influence, with prominent male ambassadors helping us carry our message into new arenas, engage new audiences and build new opportunities. Per Martin, with his role at the head of one of our industry’s most important global gatherings, is an ideal person to help us achieve those objectives.” 

    Nor-Shipping, Your Arena for Ocean Solutions, has worked with WISTA since 2015. WISTA’s Waves of Change conference is an established part of the Nor-Shipping programme, with associated events and networking highlighting opportunities for women within shipping, while acting to increase diversity, equality and participation. Nor-Shipping is also a high level sponsor of the WISTA International AGM and Conference, taking place in Tromso, Norway on 25-26 October 2018.

    “Nor-Shipping has been at the front line of fighting for greater female participation in maritime for years and we see this move within that context,” notes Tanggaard. “By helping WISTA open its doors to men we can increase the reach of the organization within maritime and help effect positive change.

    “To ensure the maritime and ocean industries have access to the best minds we have to commit to working together to foster an open and inclusive environment. Our message is ‘this is an industry for everybody’ and we need to promote that to ensure our best chance of sustainable success far into the future. Personally I’m delighted to be the first man to join WISTA Norway, and I hope there’ll be many more that see the value of engaging with this important organization to promote goals that we all stand to benefit from.”

    Tanggaard has also signed up as the first male mentor for WISTA Norway and YoungShip’s Female Maritime Mentorship programme.

    Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place at Norges Varemesse’s Lillestrøm exhibition halls and across numerous venues in Oslo from 04 - 07 June 2019. The WISTA Waves of Change 2019 conference is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 04 June in Lillestrøm.

    Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019.




2018 June 20

18:00 Lead landing ship of Project 11711, Ivan Gren, joins the fleet of RF Navy
17:33 Rosatomflot extends its winter-spring navigation period amid challenging ice conditions
17:05 Genco Shipping & Trading Limited completes common stock offering
16:05 Seatruck Ferries to use larger vessels for Warrenpoint service
15:51 Maritime leaders endorse green initiatives for shipping
15:30 Mitsui to make entry into subsea support vessel business through acquisition of shares in AKOFS Offshore
15:04 Eighty-two Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of 613 combined years of safe operations
14:59 GasLog Partners LP announces new charter agreement with Cheniere Energy
14:24 Small icebreakers of Project 22740 can be converted to run on LNG
14:05 Cheniere Energy and Cheniere Energy Partners announce definitive merger agreement
13:13 ABB brings efficiency and sustainability through system integration to two new Indian ferries
12:39 Dredging works commenced at the port of Ust-Luga
12:01 ABP Southampton publishes Air Quality Strategy with package of commitments
11:20 Bunker prices are down up at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
11:01 Crowley adds 40 ISO tanks
10:45 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant completed the series of six boom-laying boats
10:31 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to design the tanks of a new LNG carrier
10:22 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $75.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.59% to $65.3
10:05 Euroports increases pulp & paper warehousing capacity in Tarragona, Spain
10:00 RF Government expands the list of publicly funded projects in seaports and on IWW of Russia
09:37 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,419 points

2018 June 19

18:06 100 million dollars to link the Nile with Suez Canal Region
17:03 DNV GL partners with the EU and Government of India to bring offshore wind to the Indian market
16:32 CMA CGM deploys its innovative solution for containers tracking, TRAXENS by CMA CGM
16:18 APM Terminals ‘Cool port’ barge service speeds up distribution from Rotterdam
16:02 Multraship acquires an ASD Tug from Med Marine for Terneuzen operations
15:32 Koper remains the most important port for Austria
15:02 CMA CGM announces GRR from East Coast South America to Africa, Gulf and West Coast North of India
14:32 Port of Oakland import volume flat in May 2018
14:25 Europort Romania maintains its position as the premier Black Sea martime event
14:02 British Ports Association comments on new report on Northern ‘Free Ports’ strategy proposal
13:32 Port seeks to double rail volume with Railport Antwerpen
13:02 Rijkswaterstaat awarded Van Oord the contract to dredge Marker Wadden channel
12:32 MOL to make full-scale move into subsea support vessel business by acquiring stake in AKOFS of Norway
12:28 HELCOM Heads of Delegation approve Baltic Sea Action Plan update process and welcome new HELCOM Chair
12:02 Bunker prices continue growing at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:37 Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette
11:34 Saturnus, first vessel in the Evolution series, launched at AVIC
11:09 Marine Technics and Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau extend joint projects
10:45 Arctia appoints Senior Vice President for Offshore and Marine Services
10:23 Brent Crude futures price down 0.64% to $74.86, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.62% to $65.28
10:01 Small missile ships of RF Navy’s Caspian Flotilla sail from Sevastopol to Mediterranean Sea
09:40 Rescuers of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet train in rendering assistance to submarine in Kola Bay
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,442 points

2018 June 18

18:12 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company takes part in TransCaspian/Translogistica 2018
17:57 Legislative amendment promotes automatisation tests in maritime transport with regard to manning and watchkeeping
17:35 First major forum on the new Silk Road organised by the Port of Marseille Fos
17:05 Aker Solutions teams up with SAP for next steps in digitalizing its business
16:45 HMM signs Letter of Intent for its mega containership orders
16:24 Victor Olersky handed in his resignation notice
16:18 European Council extends sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol for another year
16:05 DryShips announces agreements to sell two older Panamaxes
15:40 Tuapse Commercial Seaport elected seven BoD members
15:33 Poland holds World Maritime Day Parallel Event
15:13 IMO member states must progress on key sulphur cap issues at critical meeting in July
14:59 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 17,923 in RF spot market
14:13 Navios Maritime Containers announces acquisition of five containerships and options to acquire four additional containerships
13:35 Maersk launches a new line to the Middle East from Fos
13:00 Aker Arctic demonstrates autonomous vessel in model tests