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More Women in Ports

is being held under International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s gender and capacity-building programme, in collaboration with Le Havre Port Authority, and held at the Institut Portuaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (IPER).    It comes as part of IMO's ongoing efforts to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.  

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Supporting Maritime Women of the Caribbean

Conference is being run by IMO and the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, and supported by the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA).   This conference is the latest in a line of  International Maritime Organization (IMO) activities that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number five (SDG 5), which aims to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.    

Andreas Nordseth

Denmark Nominates Nordseth for IMO Sec. Gen.'s Post

Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority a candidate for the post as IMO Secretary General      Denmark nominates Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth for the post as Secretary General of United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO). Today, Minister for Business and Growth Henrik Sass Larsen has announced that Denmark will nominate Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth as a candidate for the post as Secretary General of the IMO. The post will become vacant on 1 January 2016 as

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World Maritime University Graduates Largest Class

M.Sc. program in Shanghai, China, and 19 from the distance-learning Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance. Overall, the graduates represented 49 countries. Each year, students from roughly 50 countries live and study together at WMU to serve the global maritime community in the spirit of the United Nations

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Empowering Maritime Women in East and Southern Africa

(SMSA), focused on the key achievements made by the Association over the last decade, as it celebrates its milestone 10th anniversary.   Since its establishment under the auspices of IMO in Kenya in 2007, WOMESA has established strong governance and strategic principles aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular (SDG 5) which aims to "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls", as well as IMO's Integrated Technical Cooperation Program (ITCP).     IMO is encouraging its Member States to place a greater emphasis

William H. Watson

Watson Named VP of Meridian Global Consulting

Meridian Global, Watson maintained his own consultancy, based in Washington, DC, and will continue to be based in the Nation’s Capital. MWatson’s experience includes serving as a flag State security officer for one of the world’s largest ship registries; service as a delegate to the United Nations Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia; and as president of a Private Maritime Security Company. He is Vice President and Governor of the Maritime Security Council, serves as the maritime representative to the National Council of ISACs (Information Sharing & Analysis Centers) and

Image of CETO 5 unit as it will appear operating off Garden Island, WA

ARENA 1st Recipient of World Environment Day Award

  ARENA has been awarded the inaugural Clean Energy Award at the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards 2015 in Melbourne. The Clean Energy Award recognises the efforts of those working towards a more sustainable future through the development and deployment of renewable energy programmes or processes. “ARENA is honoured to be the first recipient of this Award,” ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said at the Awards ceremony on Friday evening. “We are a relatively young organisation and, as we approach our third anniversary, it is fantastic for

Anny Martin (Photo: Moore & Company)

Martin Joins Moore & Company

, Bolivia. Prior to receiving her MBA, she graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, International Development Studies and a Minor in French. During her undergraduate career, Martin was the Director and Moderator of Committees of UCLA Model United Nations.   Before joining Moore & Company, Martin served as a Law Clerk for ChildersLaw LLC and Peter C.K. Enwall P.A. both in Gainesville, Fla. She was also a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Terry J. Hatter at the Unites States Federal District Court, Central District of California

Aqua Comms Taps Bayliff as CEO

Comms in October, 2016, replacing the company’s interim CEO, Greg Varisco, who remains a senior executive of Aqua Comms.   Prior to joining Aqua Comms, Bayliff was advisor and consultant to cable development, private equity and government clients in the industry, and Vice-Chairman of the United Nations joint task force that examined the gathering of disaster mitigation and climate information from the global web of undersea cable systems. He also served as CEO and a board member of Huawei Marine Networks, which he led from a start-up to initial success in the subsea cable construction industry

Felixstowe, the busiest container port in the United Kingdom, where the IMO kicked off its 2017 World Maritime Day theme ‘Connecting ships, ports and people.’ Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

"It is Easy for Seafarers to Feel Lonely and Isolated" Says UN

 Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers – women and men sailing and working aboard ships – the United Nations International Maritime Organization has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.   “Even though seafaring can provide the basis for a fulfilling and life-long career, it is still a very difficult and demanding job,” Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), said in his message on Day of the Seafarer.   In addition to personal issues, conditions onboard

Milestone for Enhanced Safety in Arctic Regions

United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has just approved global binding regulations intending to enhance safety of navigation in polar areas. This means, inter alia, new requirements for passenger ships. Following several years of intense negotiations, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has today approved a new set of regulations on navigation in Arctic waters. Thus, the IMO has today taken a decisive step towards making the so-called Polar Code internationally binding. The entire palette of navigation in polar areas is covered by the Polar Code – from ship

Esben Poulsson, Chairman of ICS  (Photo: ICS)

ICS Chairman: Use Training to Direct the Future of Shipping

sea crossing to Europe in completely unsuitable craft. “Our lobbying efforts with European governments have seen a welcome increase in Search and Rescue resources such that the call on merchant ships to undertake harrowing rescues has been reduced, but not eliminated. However, until the United Nations takes a direct role in this situation it is difficult to see how the appalling death toll can be reduced,” he said.      On another front, he highlighted a recent piracy attack on a merchant ship off Somalia, the first for several years, and gave a warning that the

Kemp: Gulf Migrant Workers Will Be Biggest Victims of Oil Shock

losers from the slump in oil prices and the impact will reverberate to poor countries across the Middle East and South Asia where many of them originate.   Saudi Arabia relies more heavily on migrant labour than any other large country except neighbouring United Arab Emirates, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.   The oil boom brought an unprecedented influx of migrants mostly from poorer countries in the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia.   The number of migrants resident in the kingdom has almost doubled from 5.3 million in 2000 to 10

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Expanded World Maritime University Campus Inaugurated

WMU to date.    Sekimizu was joined at the inauguration of the new premises by Dr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation; Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Assistant Director General of UNESCO, who spoke on behalf of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Erik Bromander, State Secretary to the Minister for Infrastructure in Sweden’s Ministry for Enterprise and Innovation; Katrin Stjernfeldt-Jammeh, Chairman of the Malmö City Executive Board; Ida Skard, Director General, Maritime Department, Norwegian Ministry

GAO: U.S. Can Do Better on Arctic Policy

also need to make investments in infrastructure like icebreakers to maintain a strong presence in this increasingly important region. Our country has major commercial, environmental and security interests in the region and we should start prioritizing them,” Congressman Larsen said. “If the United States hopes to maintain its presence in the Arctic, it is time to get serious about the region. The GAO report clearly points out that there is much more we could be doing to protect our interests, both economic and security-related.  I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues

An aerial view of the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Photo: MMA)

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

graduates for passing the comprehensive U.S. Coast Guard exam and welcome our new shipmates who will put their knowledge to work, transporting the cargo that delivers vital necessities for our nation’s economy and security.” These graduates hail from the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts

Ben Billings (Photo: OMSA)

OMSA Opposes McCain Amendment

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) issued a statement regarding Senator John McCain’s proposal allowing foreign-built vessels to take over marine transportation in the United States, stating the amendment would gut U.S. shipbuilding while outsourcing jobs and security.   “Senator McCain has proposed an amendment to eliminate a cornerstone of U.S. maritime policy that dates back to the founding of our nation. The reservation of domestic transportation to U.S.-built vessels ensures the existence and viability of America’s shipbuilding industrial base. America’s

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