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Sunday, October 20, 2019

International Shipping And Trading Association News

Sylvia Boer (Photo: Damen)

Damen's Boer Secures WISTA Post

Damen’s Head of Communications, Sylvia Boer, has recently been appointed President of the Netherlands chapter of WISTA – the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. WISTA the Netherlands was founded in 2000 and currently has 140 members from across the maritime industry. WISTA the Netherlands focuses on a number of priority topics affecting the industry. Amongst these are sustainability, new technologies, big data, health & safety, cyber security, block chain, developing cultural sensitivity and last, but by no means least, clean oceans. WISTA has 3,000

Lindsay Malen-Habib (Photo: Resolve Marine Group)

Resolve Grows Client Services Team

for one of the world’s largest salvors. Malen-Habib is active on numerous industry associations including Chair of the American Salvage Association Membership Committee and Co-chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee. She is also an active member of the Women in International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA).   Iliopoulos, a naval architect and marine engineer, has 40 years’ experience in the Greek shipping industry, having served in key management positions with ship owners, operators and shipbuilders. Iliopoulos is member of various Greek and foreign associations

On the left Ms Julie Lithgow - Director Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. On the right Ms Karin Orsel - President WISTA International (Photo: WISTA)

Maritime Partners Aim to Increase Opportunities for Women

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (The Institute) are partnering to increase the professional competence and enhance educational opportunities for women in the maritime industry. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has signed  in London, the two organizations will offer five scholarships annually over the next 10 years to individuals nominated by WISTA International. The scholarship will cover the Foundation Diploma program at The Institute. In addition to a general shipping component, the

Photo: Seafarers’ House

Seafarers’ House Wraps Up Shoebox Christmas

shoeboxes that were delivered aboard more than 80 ships docked at Port Everglades during the holidays.   Volunteers and supporters came from a wide range of businesses, schools and organizations including: Parkway Christian School, South Florida Chapter of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), BB&T, Humana, JetBlue, Miller Legg, Moss and Associates, Community Capital Management, Crowley Maritime Corporation, Resolve Marine Group, American Maritime Officers, Port Everglades and many churches.   “Without these dedicated and hard-working volunteers

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Supporting Maritime Women of the Caribbean

are attending. The agenda includes an outreach and mentoring programme that reaches out to over 250 students from six schools in Grand Cayman.    The 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&rdquo

Hughes to Lead Assent’s Maritime Business Development

to the maritime and health insurance arenas, including fully insured, self-insured, workers compensation and managed care organizations.   Hughes holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from University of South Florida and is an active member of Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), The Tampa Propeller Club, Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA), and Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club. Hughes has also been an active participant with the Self Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) national and international conferences and various Maritime industry conferences

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