UN Agencies issue plea to Governments for facilitation of crew changes

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The restrictions for crew change due to COVID-19 is unsustainable for the safety and wellbeing of over 150,000 seafarers who will require international flights to be changed over to and from the ships they work on from the middle of June 2020. These seafarers are having to extend their service onboard ships after many months at sea, unable to be replaced or repatriated after long tours of duty.

This is the message from The Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) who issued a joint statement to enlist the support of Governments for the facilitation of crew changes in ports and airports in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Executive Insights with the Supply Chain Queen – Sheri Hinish

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Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides ongoing insights and thoughtful analysis enriching the knowledge of the readers with what is happening in the shipping, freight, maritime, logistics and supply chain industry..

Executive Insights is also a chance to pick the brains of industry veterans, leaders and enablers..

In this edition of Executive Insights, we caught up with Sheri Hinish – self proclaimed Supply Chain nerd, Executive Advisor and Thought Leader, IBM Futurist, Influencer in Supply Chain, Sustainability, Innovation, and Leadership and of course SupplyChainQueen®..

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Executive Insights with Saskia Groen In’t Woud – CEO of Damco

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Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides ongoing insights and thoughtful analysis enriching the knowledge of the readers with what is happening in the shipping, freight, maritime, logistics and supply chain industry..

Executive Insights is also a chance to pick the brains of industry veterans, leaders and enablers..

In this edition of Executive Insights, we caught up with Saskia Groen In’t Woud – CEO of Damco, one of the leading global freight forwarders in the world..

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Susan Oatway – First female Chairman of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

Education is an important requirement in any field in order for anyone to learn about that field and put that learning to work.. Such education and learning may or may not be formal depending on various circumstances..

Education and learning in the Shipping, Freight and Logistics industry is no different to any other industry and in my opinion, there are not many options for formal education in our industry compared to other industries..

There is, however, one professional body that has been working hard not just to fill this gap but also to set the highest standards of professional service to the shipping industry worldwide through education, example and discipline and that body is the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers..

The Institute has now appointed Susan Oatway (FICS) as its first female Chairman.. I caught up with Susan and this is what she had to say..

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Empowering Women in the Maritime Community – Tabitha Logan – #IamonBoard

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Empowering Women in the Maritime Community is the theme for The World Maritime Day 2019 and also associated with #IamonBoard..

The fact that we need to be reminded about Women empowerment says a lot about how little has been done in this regard in the past and how much more remains to be done..!!

This theme provides us with yet another opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and to highlight the important, yet under-utilized contribution of women within the maritime sector..

Inspired by this theme, Shipping and Freight Resource will be featuring selected Women in the Maritime Community (whether on board or on shore) making a difference in their own and unique way.. 

I start this series with Tabitha Logan, Senior Manager – Chartering & Projects at Asia Maritime Pacific..

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BIMCO elects its first female President

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The Baltic and White Sea Conference was originally founded in Copenhagen in 1905 and is the world’s largest international global shipping association with more than 2,100 members including shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents..

The aim of BIMCO, as it is commonly known today, is to produce flexible commercial agreements and standard maritime contracts with clarity, consistency and certainty.. These include modern contracts tailored to specific trades and activities.. These contracts allow members to manage contractual risk..

BIMCO also works closely with many other influential organisations across the different parts of the maritime industry – from owners to operators, ports to ship builders, brokers to equipment manufacturers, and insurers to classification societies.. Such capability is crucial in developing the right environmental solutions for the shipping industry..

It is run by a board of directors and for the first time in 114 years, the President of BIMCO of the board will be a female – Ms.Şadan Kaptanoğlu..

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International Women’s Day

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Today is International Women’s Day 2019, and on this day, I would like to wish all my women readers power, strength and courage to handle all the ideals you believe in and thank you for making the world a better place..

Of course, it is not enough that we nominate one day in a year to celebrate what women have achieved and forget about it for the rest of the year..

So, join me in making a pledge for a #BalanceforBetter and create a better gender balance in the industry and work towards achieving it..

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A day in the life of a Woman in Shipping #InternationalWomensDay

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On the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay on the 8th of March 2017, I asked one of the ladies in the Shipping and Freight industry to offer her perspective on a typical day in the life of a woman in shipping.. Here it is.. 🙂

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An all women South African ship crew makes history

Proving they are equal to men, an all woman crew recently completed a full voyage with an all women crew in South Africa.. Read more about this achievement..

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Women in Shipping – A Tribute

August being International Womens month, i thought it appropriate that i pay tribute to all the women in the Shipping industry in South Africa (and all over the world).. Today when you look at many of the shipping companies around the country, more often than not, you will find that women outnumber men in many of the departments.. Women have … Read more here..

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