The Log Book: IMO celebrates International Day for Women in Maritime

The Log Book is a weekly rundown of human-interest stories related to the transportation industry. This week: The maritime industry celebrates its first International Day for Women, Leonard’s Express unveils its first of five patriotic trucks, and FedEx helps milk banks ship breast milk to combat the formula shortage.

IMO celebrates 1st International Day for Women in Maritime

According to the International Chamber of Shipping, 1,647,500 seafarers work internationally on merchant ships....

IMO Committing To Protect The Marine Environment In The Caribbean

Committing to protect the marine environment in the Caribbean

Caribbean Member States and industry have set the course for the future to protect the Caribbean marine environment during the latest meeting of the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Centre – Caribe (RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe). The 10th RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe Steering Committee Meeting (which is held every two years) was held in Curaçao Netherlands (18-19 May).

Through the Centre, IMO supports capacity-building activities, including practical training in oil spill preparedness...

Driving Diversity In Maritime Through Data – IMO-WISTA Women In Maritime Survey

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Gender diversity in maritime is extremely fragmented by sector, according to data from the newly- published 2021 IMO-WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) Women in Maritime Survey Report.

The report, launched on the first IMO International Day for Women in Maritime, contains information about the proportion and distribution of women working in the maritime sector from IMO Member States and the maritime industry. The data demonstrates that women account for only 29% of the...

IMO marks first International Day for Women in Maritime

“There is still a gender imbalance in maritime – but times are changing. It is recognized that diversity in maritime benefits the entire sector,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim as the International Maritime Organization today celebrated the first International Day for Women in Maritime.

“Women in maritime are working everywhere to support the transition to a decarbonized, digitalized and more sustainable future,” said Lim. “Let’s take this opportunity to celebrate the many women who are...

Shipping Australia celebrates the IMO International Day for Women in Maritime

Pictured: the official logo for the IMO International Day for Women in Maritime. The logo concept “Symbol of Women in Maritime” derives from merging the female gender symbol and iconic maritime anchor symbol, the IMO said. Graphic credit : International Maritime Organization.

Shipping Australia celebrates the inaugural IMO International Day for Women in Maritime, which is held on 18 May 2022. The IMO Assembly adopted a resolution in 2021 proclaiming that the day will be observed on this day...

Single Window For Ship Data Exchange To Become Mandatory Under FAL Treaty Amendments

ship arriving at port

IMO’s Facilitation Committee has adopted amendments to the Facilitation (FAL) Convention which will make the single window for data exchange mandatory in ports around the world. Amongst other matters, the Committee approved guidelines for the prevention and suppression of the smuggling of wildlife on ships engaged in international maritime traffic

Single window for ship data exchange to become mandatory under FAL treaty amendments

IMO’s Facilitation Committee has adopted amendments to the...

World Celebrates International Day For Women In Maritime On 18 May

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The inaugural IMO International Day for Women in Maritime on 18 May 2022 will focus on the theme “Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment”.

On this day, IMO invites all stakeholders to engage in events and activities around this theme. On social media, we are focusing on visibility. Share the many faces of women in maritime and use the hashtag #WomenInMaritimeDay.

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Gender equality is recognized as a key platform for a...

IMO: Supporting Kenya To Develop National Maritime Security Risk Register

Supporting Kenya to develop National Maritime Security Risk Register

Identifying emerging threats to maritime security is key in developing the right tools to ensure sound maritime security governance. To address this, thirty participants from multiple Kenyan Government Ministries and Agencies with responsibility for maritime security policy and operational implementation are taking part in a five-day IMO-sponsored workshop (9-13 May). They will assist the Kenyan Government in the development of its National Maritime Security Risk Register.

The finalized National...

IMO: Supporting Port Security In Madagascar

Supporting port security in Madagascar

Strengthening port security is the focus of a five-day workshop (9-13 May) in Antananarivo, Madagascar. IMO officials are assisting the maritime administration to develop the legal framework to give full and complete effect to the IMO instruments dealing with maritime security, including the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).

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The workshop is focusing on the legislative aspect of maritime security. Participants are also discussing improving the...

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