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Member States of the IMO have urged further firm action in coming years to advance gender equality throughout the maritime sector and reach a barrier-free environment, following a year of action to “empower women in the maritime community” – the World Maritime theme for 2019.

IMO Assembly adoption of resolution

The IMO Assembly, meeting for its 31st session from 25 November to 4 December adopted a resolution on Preserving the Legacy of the World Maritime Theme for 2019 and achieving a Barrier-Free Working Environment for Women in the Maritime Sector.

This resolution urges governments, maritime administrations and the industry to endeavour to reach a barrier-free environment for women, so that all women can participate fully, safely and without hindrance in the activities of the maritime community, including seafaring and shipbuilding activities.

Furthermore, the resolution notes testimony from women from across the various maritime industries which demonstrates that barriers and obstacles still exist at every level. Work towards gender equality, including the fostering of a safe environment for women in the maritime sector, remains incomplete and should continue to be pursued.

Governments, maritime administrations and the industry should consider ways to continuously identify and overcome existing constraints in all aspects of the maritime sector, in particular, in terms of recruitment, promotion, training, capacity-building and technical cooperation.

Additionally, the resolution encourages sharing of best practices in achieving gender equality. It also  encourages efforts to collect, consolidate and analyse data relating to the participation of women in the maritime sector, in order to establish an evidentiary foundation that will set baselines, identify gaps and inform policies aimed at removing barriers and increasing female participation in the sector.

Finally, the resolution also encourages IMO, and its relevant subsidiary bodies to take into consideration gender equality, including the fostering of a safe environment for women in the maritime sector, and integrate these considerations into their work. Open dialogue and wider engagement between the Member States and observer delegations is encouraged.

A barrier-free environment

An IMO media briefing of 5 December on the topic of gender equality informed that creation of a barrier-free environment for women will help facilitate the achievement of the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on gender equality.

WMD 2019 theme

World Maritime Day’s theme in 2019 was Empowering women in the maritime community. This has helped raise awareness of the importance of gender equality and highlight the important, yet under-utilized, contribution of women within the maritime sector. Many maritime stakeholders have enthusiastically taken up the theme at seminars, conferences and panel discussions, it is reported.

Throughout the year, IMO worked with various maritime stakeholders to help create an environment in which women are identified and selected for career development opportunities in maritime administrations, ports and maritime training institutes and to encourage more conversation for gender equality in the maritime space.

Encouragement of associations

IMO’s Women in Maritime programme has pushed forward with numerous activities, including premiering a new film, launching profiles of women in the maritime sector and providing support to Women in Maritime Associations (WIMAs) launched through the programme.

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https://www.linkedin.com/company/associated-british-ports/

 

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/nbonser/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/australian-maritime-safety-authority/

 

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickyrouse/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/portauthoritynsw/

 

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/jay-stephens-503375131/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/fendercare-marine/

 

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/isabel-waterfall-308b70133/

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https://www.linkedin.com/company/associated-british-ports/

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Longitude will provide a conceptual design of the vessel to Trinity House, to facilitate a thorough analysis of the vessel’s requirements, and look into incorporating new technologies, including hybrid systems. Once the design phase is complete, Longitude will work alongside the chosen shipyard to ensure that the design and build phases are successfully executed and that the end product is in accordance with Trinity House requirements.

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For the first time we have held a Young Maritime Professionals’ Innovation Pitching Competition and we introduce here below the six finalists with their names, positions, organisations and Linkedin profiles

The competition is sponsored by Svitzer

 

An Automated Future

Kayode Akinrinlola

Business Excellence Officer, Associated British Ports

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayode-akinrinlola-96309b110/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/associated-british-ports/

 

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Senior Advisor Nautical & Hydrography

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nbonser/

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Marine Pilot – Newcastle, Port Authority of New South Wales

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickyrouse/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/portauthoritynsw/

 

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/jay-stephens-503375131/

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https://www.linkedin.com/company/associated-british-ports/