• 2019 May 13 15:47

    WISTA puts links between diversity and profit centre stage at Nor-Shipping 2019

    WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) Norway is joining forces with WISTA International and IMO at Nor-Shipping 2019 to highlight, discuss and investigate how increased diversity within maritime businesses can lead to enhanced corporate performance. This year will see WISTA’s fourth Waves of Change conference at Your Arena for Ocean Solutions, with ‘Diversity for Profit’ as the central theme for the 5 June event.

    “This is a fundamentally important issue for businesses, society and the sustainability of our industry,” comments Siv Remøy-Vangen, Vice President of WISTA Norway. “For maritime to prosper today, tomorrow and far into the future we need the best brains, talent and the broadest base of experience and perspectives. We believe that the companies that embrace that approach, encouraging and enabling diversity, will be the ones that profit. It is, in many ways, simple common sense, but nevertheless it is not always understood in business.

    “Our high level speakers will dive into diversity, discussing subjects ranging from how greater diversity in business can be achieved, with an emphasis on what works within the maritime context, to how it fits into a sustainable investment environment and benefits company stakeholders. It’s an exciting programme for a crucial debate.”

    The conference, which takes place between 14.00-16.00 on the DNB Ocean Stage in Hall B of the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Lillestrøm will feature participants including Sasja Beslik, Head of Sustainable Finance at Nordea, Hoegh Autoliners CEO Ivar Myklebust, and Margareta Jensen Dickson, Head of People, Stena Line. Helen Buni, the leader of the IMO gender programme, will lead a session looking at the current level of female participation within maritime. The free, two-hour event will feature both presentations and a lively panel debate.

    “WISTA plays a vital role within the maritime industry,” comments Per Martin Tanggaard, Nor-Shipping Director, “and the Waves of Change conference, which never backs away from tackling the ‘big issues’, is always a highlight of Nor-Shipping’s event programme.”

    “As our industry evolves the demand for increased competence, especially within the digital arena, and different business and academic experience grows. It’s imperative we ensure the doors of business are open to everyone, so the very best people – regardless of their gender, background or beliefs – have access to opportunities, just as we have access to their talent. WISTA and Nor-Shipping have an important role to play in this process.”

    Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place from 04 to 07 June 2019. In total over 30,000 key decision makers are expected to attend the international event week, with around 1000 exhibiting companies showcasing the very latest products, services and innovations.




2019 June 26

18:11 Jacobs wins contract to help build the largest shipyard in the Arabian Gulf
18:09 Senior officials from Kenya Coast Guard Services are undergoing training at national workshop in Mombasa
17:52 LUKOIL commissions two wells at V. Filanovsky field
17:30 Term of office of Sergey Baryshnikov, Rector of Makarov University, extended for 5 years
17:06 Saudi Aramco signs 12 agreements with South Korean partners worth billions of dollars
16:41 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam completes major maintenance programme on OSV Deep Arctic
16:23 Nordic Engineering wins competition on development of technical design for 6-8 MW icebreaker
15:49 50 Let Pobedy icebreaker returned to Murmansk after its 50th voyage to North Pole
15:35 OOCL chooses Navis Stowage Planning Software StowMan for its container ship fleet
14:52 MacGregor works together with MSC to maximise performance and reduce emissions
14:50 IMO celebrates 30 years of outstanding legal training
14:26 North Sea Port conducts quay-inspection test using underwater robot from Asset.Insight.
14:03 Damen Shiprepair & Conversion signs contract on the conversion of a dredger ‘Samuel de Champlain’
13:52 EU NAVFOR Somalia takes part in Ministerial Conference on Maritime Security in Western Indian Ocean and Plenary Session of CGPCS
13:24 Sergey Larionov elected as General Director of Lena United River Shipping Company
12:51 Igor Tonkovidov elected as Chairman of Novoship BoD
12:27 Port of Rotterdam Authority to invest over 3.5 million euros to optimise the Wilhelminahaven
12:00 Nevsky Shipyard certified in “Military Register” Voluntary Certification System
11:58 Closing of MacGregor's TTS acquisition postponed to Q3 2019
11:35 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approved project on development of bunkering base at commercial seaport of Murmansk
10:57 Yamal LNG shipped first LNG cargo to Japan
10:18 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.42% to $65.19, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.94% to $58.95
09:59 IAPH South East Asia and Oceania Region meets in Kuala Lumpur in August
09:44 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 26
09:33 Bunker prices increase at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,280 points

2019 June 25

18:06 VARD orders seawater cooling for newbuild cable layer
17:34 ABP Humber Estuary Services (HES) purchased new £600,000 survey vessel
17:06 Q-Flex vessel sets delivery benchmark in Turkey
16:28 Awilco LNG posts vessel and contract update
16:22 Zhatai Shipyard to be provided with RUB 4.1 billion of budget investments in 2019–2021
15:59 Maersk introduces Maersk Spot, a new fully online product that simplifies the buying process for customers
15:15 NCSP Group announced decisions made at annual general shareholders' meeting
14:51 IMO: committed to implementation
14:20 ABP King’s Lynn investment attracts new construction industry customer
13:37 MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone
12:59 ECSA celebrates the Day of the Seafarer
12:47 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:58 Fuel technologies in the spotlight at ABS Hellenic Technical Committee
11:39 Dickson obtains status of international port
10:58 MEYER WERFT hands over Spirit of Discovery to the British cruise line Saga Cruises
10:42 Concordia Damen ships 18 hulls from Shanghai to Rotterdam
10:24 Gender equality is the theme of Day of the Seafarer 2019
10:03 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.81% to $63.66, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.88% to $57.39
09:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 25
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,258 points

2019 June 24

18:05 Training Montenegro to combat oil spills
17:50 Four cruise ships visit the Port of Riga at the same time
17:27 Finnish Government proposes supplementary appropriation of EUR 40 million for basic infrastructure management
17:05 Austal delivers third guardian class patrol boat to the Australian Department of Defence
16:47 Incat Crowther announces contract to design a 65m catamaran passenger ferry
16:46 Construction and operation of dual-fuel ships has low economic efficiency – USC President
16:45 Maersk Drilling completes sale of jack-up Mærsk Giant
16:24 USC set to build floating electricity-generating facilities running on LNG supplied by bunkering ships
16:03 Van Oord and Mammoet enter into cooperation with scale-up Verton
15:45 United Shipbuilding Corporation to launch the first LNG-powered ferry for Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line in late July
15:30 United Shipbuilding Corporation establishes USC-Propulsion and USC-Interior subdivisions
15:03 MOL signs deal on a long-term charter contract to utilize "MOL FSRU Challenger" for Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project
14:42 New USC Vice-President, Civil Shipbuilding, to get into office on 10 July 2019
14:21 USC expects its Astrakhan cluster to build 12 river-sea class ships per year