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Sunday, December 15, 2019

International Shipping And Trading Association News

Sylvia Boer. Photo: AYOP

AYOP Appoints New Director

Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP), a networking organization, has appointed Sylvia Boer as director effective from 1 February 2020. In this new position within the association for offshore companies in the North Sea Canal Area, Boer acts as a link between the members, government and stakeholders.AYOP sees great opportunities for the offshore wind, but certainly also for oil & gas, in the region and wants to take full advantage of this with the arrival of Boer.Boer has been working for Damen Shipyards Group over the past eight years…

Left to Right: Fabiana Simoes Martins, Sanjam Gupta, Alexandra Anagnostis, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Connie Roozen, Angie Hartmann, Naa Densua Aryeetey. Photo: WISTA International

WISTA Re-elects Theodosiou as President

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) announced that Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou (WISTA Cyprus), CEO of Tototheo Maritime, was re-elected to a second term as President.WISTA International elected Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, President of Total Marine Solutions (WISTA USA) as Secretary, and Fabiana Simões Martins (WISTA Brazil), as Board Member, to the WISTA International Executive Committee at the 39th WISTA International Annual General Meeting on Grand Cayman on 30 October 2019.Naa Densua Aryeetey (WISTA Ghana)…

Kathy Metcalf, CEO CSA

WISTA Elects New BoD, Honors 2018 Personality of the Year

Kathy Metcalf, CEO of the Chamber of Shipping of America, was honored as the 2018 WISTA International Personality of the Year.New WISTA BoardWomen's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Connie Roozen, Director of C&B More (WISTA the Netherlands) as Treasurer and Angie Hartmann, Vice President Crew Affairs, Starbulk S.A. (WISTA Hellas) as Board Member, to the WISTA International Executive Committee at their 38th International Annual General Meeting in TromsØ, Norway on October 24, 2018.

WISTA International Approved for IMO Consultative Status

The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) application for consultative status on July 5, 2018. "Consultative status gives us the opportunity to promote diversity, inclusion and women's empowerment, which are our main aims," said WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou. "We can now formally contribute to the discussion for increasing capacity in our industry…

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.

Image: WISTA

WISTA International Appoints Diversity Committee

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) is proud to announce the formation of its Diversity Committee. A member-driven project created as a next step after the #METOO campaign, the WISTA Diversity Committee will focus on providing practical solutions to increase opportunities for gender diversity in the maritime industry. The committee works as part of WISTA International’s 2018 theme: The Women Who Move the World. “WISTA has always advocated for increased gender diversity in the maritime industry.

 Photo: Cargill, Incorporated.

Cargill Partners with Four NGOs on Shipping Sustainability

Dry bulk shipper Cargill said it is partnering with four NGOs to advance sustainability initiatives and increase accountability across the ocean shipping industry. The company said it has aligned with the Global Maritime Forum, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network, the North American Environment Protection Association and the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association in an effort to spearhead industry-wide progress toward safer and more efficient international shipping.

Left to right: Rachel Lawton of Mazars, WISTA UK Treasurer; Thomas Andersson of hosts Stena UK, Bridget Hogan of the Nautical Institute, WISTA UK Secretary and Torild Stokes and Katarina Bateson from Stena UK (Photo: WISTA UK)

'Solid Signs' of Restrained Fleet Expansion

There are “solid signs” of restrained fleet expansion, matching world seaborne trade growth more closely, although not in all sectors. This was the message delivered by Richard Scott MA MCIT FICS, managing director of Bulk Shipping Analysis, at a recent meeting in London of WISTA UK (Women International Shipping and Trading Association). “Trade continues to grow and may even be accelerating from the historical growth levels of the last two years of 2-3 percent,” he told the audience. This compares with annual growth of just over 5 percent before the 2008 shipping market crash.

Photo: WISTA Int'l Executive Committee (Photo: WISTA)

WISTA Elects New President, Secretary

Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime, as International President and Diane Edwards, General Manager People, Systems and Technology Ports of Auckland as International Secretary at their 37th International Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on October 4, 2017. Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou is the CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime, a leading maritime technology and satellite communications enablement business.

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.

Photo: Seafarers’ House

Seafarers’ House Wraps Up Shoebox Christmas

Thanks to the generosity and hard work of our many volunteers, more than 1,460 mariners were the recipients of gift-filled 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…

WISTA Expands in the UK

Press Release: The South East of England represents more than 20% of the UK maritime industry. Recognizing the significance of the South East to the maritime sector and building on the success of its Liverpool chapter, WISTA UK is evolving and has now added Southampton to its list of regional branches. The WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) UK Southampton branch was officially launched at Lloyd’s Register’s new premises in Southampton. Chaired by Ewen Macdonald…

WISTA AGM to Address Emerging Shipping Challenges

Leaders in the shipping community will gather from across the country to discuss the emerging challenges facing the shipping industry. Speakers will include Joseph Hughes, Chairman & CEO, The American Club, Emilian Papadopoulos, Chief of Staff, Good Harbor Security Risk Management, Nathalie Sykora, Vice President Global Technical Services at The CSL Group, to name a few. For full details visit www.wista2015agm.com or contact conference coordinators at wista2015agm@gmail.com with any questions.

Hughes to Lead Assent’s Maritime Business Development

Assent Medical Cost Management has named Renee Hughes as the Senior Business Development Executive. Hughes will direct business development for domestic and international maritime bill review and negotiation for Assent. She will target P&I clubs, ship owners, ship managers, maritime adjusters, cruise lines and maritime attorneys utilizing Assent’s proprietary model that combined financial and medical applications involving bill review and negotiation. Prior to joining Assent Medical Cost Management…

Photo courtesy of Seafarers’ House

Volunteers Bring Christmas Cheer to Mariners

The holidays can be a difficult time for mariners. Many are away from family and friends and miss being able to open packages and share in the joy of giving and receiving. That’s why Seafarers’ House, a Fort Lauderdale-based nonprofit organization offering a variety of services to the world’s maritime community, launched its Shoebox Christmas program, now an official Broward 100 event. The tally is in, and Seafarers’ House announced that more than 100 volunteers from the community collected…

Ms Miriam Mathews (Treasurer, WISTA India), Mr Prakash Iyer (President of Cochin Steamer Agents Association) and Mr Umesh Grover (CEO of Indian National Ship owner’s Association (INSA))

Newest Sub-chapter of WISTA Inaugurated in Kochi

The newst sub–chapter of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association – was inaugurated in Kochi on the 29th of August 2014, making it the fifth chapter in the country. The sub-chapter was launched as a part of the 2nd Hotel, and was attended by eminent personalities from the Indian maritime industry. Mr Umesh Grover, CEO of Indian National Ship owner’s Association (INSA), and Mr Prakash Iyer, President of Cochin Steamer Agents Association (CSAA) inaugurated the launch as esteemed representatives of the industry and supporters of WISTA.

Agenda For June 19 Public Meeting on NPREP Guidlines

Leaders of the maritime industry will convene in Washington, D.C. on June 19 with representatives of the relevant government agencies to have a dialogue addressing concerns with, and ways to improve, the recently published draft National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) guidelines. Preparing for the contingency of a maritime casualty has long been a priority of the industry, which has often been at the leading edge of improved standards and training. Therefore…

Public Meeting to Address NPREP Guidelines

Maritime industry leaders will convene in Washington, D.C. on June 19 with representatives of the relevant government agencies to have a dialogue addressing concerns with, and ways to improve, the recently published draft National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) guidelines. Preparing for the contingency of a maritime casualty has long been a priority of the industry, which has often been at the leading edge of improved standards and training. The public meeting will address concerns and issues of vital interest to many communities across the country.

Anneley Pickles (Courtesy KVH)

Pickles to Head KVH Crewtoo Business Development

KVH Industries, Inc., announced today that Anneley Pickles has joined the company as Head of Business Development for the Crewtoo social network, the online network dedicated to seafarers. One of her first priorities is overseeing Crewtoo Jobs, the online maritime jobs board that was launched last month to help match the right companies with the best seafarers. Pickles, who is based in Liverpool, U.K., has worked in the maritime industry for nearly 20 years as a sales executive with some of the industry’s most prestigious companies, including Lloyd’s of London.

TITAN to Address WISTA Conference

TITAN Salvage executive to speak on salvage work in the Arctic at upcoming Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association's (WISTA - USA) 2013 AGM & Conference. TITAN Salvage's Lindsay Malen, director of business development, is scheduled to speak on a panel about salvage work in the Arctic at the event –  “Pacific Northwest – Gateway to the Arctic,” scheduled for May 14 and 15, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. WISTA’s mission is to support women in management positions in maritime transportation and related industries worldwide with networking…

WISTA Presidents Creates Change

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) meeting of the National WISTA Association Presidents held in Paris on October 3rd provided an opportunity to examine the goals of the Association, and add to its leadership. Chaired by WISTA President Karin Orsel, the all day event featured leadership roundtable discussions resulting in agreements to amend the articles of association, examine the organizations objectives and mission statement, and to research the issue of human trafficking.

Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General for the International Chamber of Shipping.

WISTA Draws Record Participation

Maritime challenges key theme. The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) conference program held in Paris October 3-5 illuminated the many challenges facing the maritime industry today. This annual gathering of WISTA members in locations around the world is augmented by industry leaders who participate in the three day event as both speakers and delegates. This year a record 283 attended the event from 34 countries. The event was hosted by WISTA France under the chairmanship of its President, Beatrice Witvoet.

WISTA Conference Focuses on Shipping’s Challenges

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) conference program scheduled to be held in Paris October 3-5 will focus on issues facing shipping today. In addition to hosting its annual meeting and conference, WISTA has also created a new feature, the “Women’s Sea Congress” which will address women for innovation and modernity in shipping and the maritime economy. This annual gathering of WISTA members is augmented by industry leaders who participate in the three day event as both speakers and delegates, as the event is open to the maritime community.

WISTA Houston, Luncheon for Adm Mary Landry

The members of the Houston Chapter of The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association have invited the public to attend a luncheon for Rear Admiral Mary Landry Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at 12:30 pm at the Sheraton Brookhollow (3000 North Loop West Fwy Houston, Texas 77092). This event is underwritten by AET Inc Limited as well as:BG Americas and Global LNG, Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli, SeaRiver Maritime Inc., and Texas A&M University at Galveston. RSVP Deborah Lawson at 713 658 3905 or dlawson@frvf-law.com.

WISTA Houston, Luncheon for Adm Mary Landry

The members of the Houston Chapter of The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association have invited the public to attend a luncheon for Rear Admiral Mary Landry Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at 12:30 pm at the Sheraton Brookhollow (3000 North Loop West Fwy Houston, Texas 77092). This event is underwritten by AET Inc Limited as well as:BG Americas and Global LNG, Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli, SeaRiver Maritime Inc., and Texas A&M University at Galveston. RSVP Deborah Lawson at 713 658 3905 or dlawson@frvf-law.com.