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Lasse Kristoffersen (Photo: Wallenius Wilhelmsen)

Kristoffersen Takes the Helm at Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Wilhelmsen today. With his background and experience, we are confident that he, together with our experienced team, will continue to strengthen the company’s competitive advantage, and steer Wallenius Wilhelmsen into the future, for the benefit of our customers, employees, investors, and civil society,” says Rune Bjerke, Chair of the Board.Kristoffersen is well known in the sector for his interest in and commitment to digitalization and decarbonization of shipping and logistics. He has also endeavored actively the last few years to increase the number of women in the maritime sector

The Impact of Decarbonization on Shipping Finance

Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), said, "As nations implement the Paris Agreement, the financial sector is also working to understand and manage the risks and opportunities created by this fundamental shift in the global economy. The CPLC, a global convener of governments, businesses and civil society around carbon pricing, works with partners to share experiences, methodologies and challenges as different sectors begin to incorporate climate risk and opportunity into their business plans. In the shipping industry, financiers will play a key role in ensuring the successful decarbonization

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

; The Day of the Seafarer, marked annually on 25 June, was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila, the capital of Philippines, to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole

Pacific Maritime Sector Lures Women

women in the maritime sector, e launching their new website and collaborating with the World Maritime University`s Women’s Association.   The strategy seeks to encourage women who aspire to train for, and work in, the maritime sector, by raising awareness and providing the tools for civil society and local communities to create an enabling environment for them to do so.   Executive members of PacWIMA also attended the Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers’ Meeting, to highlight women`s economic contribution and leadership to the Pacific maritime sector.   

Eleni Antoniadou on ILO’s ‘blue carpet’ with dates going back to the establishment of the organization (Photo: ILO)

Discussion: Seafarers' Wages During Piracy

working and living standards for seafarers. The working group’s meeting took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 3-5, 2017. It brought together more than 150 representatives from governments, employers’ organizations and seafarers’ associations, officials from ILO, IMO and civil society organizations to examine issues related to the protection of seafarers’ wages when the seafarer is held captive on or off the ship as a result of acts, such as piracy or armed robbery against ships. The group was assigned an additional task, which was to consider recommendations on improvemen

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The Sustainable Ocean Summit set for Singapore

evaluated on how well they address sustainability as a critical measure of their commitment to the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit.  Stakeholders expect companies to develop sustainability and corporate responsibility programs and reporting as part of efforts to take up civil society concerns and maintain the social license to operate. The world’s governments are poised to endorse a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a UN Summit in New York in September 2015. These SDGs are intended to define the aspirations and targets to guide governments, society - and

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