Despite the fact that the maritime industry remains one of the most important sources of employment and income, it does not create enough jobs for women. The problem of low employment of women in the maritime sector is a paradoxical phenomenon as it affects women with a very high qualifications. The challenge is investing in better quality futuristic profession
Kategoria: Maritime Bulletin
Shipping is key to achieve economic growth in the Central and Eastern Europe and China
Shipping in the 17 + 1 countries for the sake of being an important source of employment and income has always been the key to achieving prosperity and economic growth. In rapidly developing countries, investment in human capital plays a key role in economic development. The current changes and the growing importance of the Polish maritime economy create new perspectives for women in the maritime industry.
A key partnership to empower port women
25 women from 17 developing countries took part in the two-week „Women in Port Management” course, hosted in Le Havre, France (24 June – 5 July). The course covered lectures on port management, port security, marine environment, facilitation of maritime traffic, marketing, port logistics and other topics.
Photo album: World Maritime Day in Poland
The Coordinating Secretariat for Maritime Issues „17 + 1” has released an album summarizing the debates on the global challenges facing the maritime economy which was held within the World Maritime Day in Poland. The legendary festival of the United Nations for the first time in history was celebrated in Poland, in the Baltic Sea and CEEC region. The meeting of „16+1” format also took place within the event.
The role of women in fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea
The 17+1 format seek the opportunity to improve working conditions and promote the role of women in the fisheries sector and aquaculture. In 2019, the issues of professional activation in the maritime sector gain in importance. This report sheds a light on women’s presence in catching, aquaculture, processing, and fisheries-related activities which had not been well documented so far, particularly in the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins.
WISTA: Diversity key to unlocking maritime sustainability
In a modern, well-functioning society diversity is an accepted norm. People of different genders, ages, beliefs and cultures mix, giving broad perspectives and enriching understanding. Everybody benefits from that. In shipping, although the numbers are very old, we know that only around 2% of seafarers are women, with no clear idea of how gender plays out in land-based and support roles and sectors – says Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou – president of WISTA.
Highly Qualified Women dominate in the 17+1 format countries
According to the latest Women Forbes ranking, it is easier for women to succeed and have a creer in countries undergoing strong economic transition then in those with stable economies. In countries that are chasing the West and developing twice as fast as the EU average, it is easier to break the „glass ceiling” and get to the top. Women in Poland, Romania and China are leaders in this respect. While we observe a positive phenomenon in the context of maritime education, there is still a long way to go in the context of the maritime labor market.
A glance at the maritime economy from a women perspective
The year 2019 was established by the IMO International Maritime Organization as the year of recognizing the importance of the role of women in maritime economy. Highly qualified women who managed to gain their place on the maritime labor market showed their strength, qualifications and determination in gaining a high professional position. Women in Poland, Romania and China are leaders in this respect. The current UN, IMO trends, the emerging new formula of the sustainable, safe and ecological shipping, seem to be an opportunity to increase the participation of high qualified women on the maritime labor market.
Slavonia to Dalmatia in under 4 hours: the A1 motorway
As well as providing a connection to the Port of Ploče (Croatia), the A1 motorway will connect four major Bosnian cities: Doboj, Zenica, Sarajevo and Mostar. It also connects Međugorje, Kravice and Počitelj; all of which are world-class tourist destinations.