International Shipping And Trading Association News

05 Nov 2018

WISTA Elects New BoD, Honors 2018 Personality of the Year

Kathy Metcalf, CEO CSA

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.

31 Oct 2018

WISTA International Elects New Board Members

Photo: WISTA International

Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Connie Roozen, Director of C&B More as Treasurer and Angie Hartmann, Vice President Crew Affairs, Starbulk  as Board Member, to the WISTA International Executive Committee.Sanjam Gupta, Director Sitara Shipping, was re-elected to a third term on the Executive Committee. Kathy Metcalf, CEO of the Chamber of Shipping of America, was honored as the 2018 WISTA International Personality of the Year.Connie Roozen is Director at C& B More, a tax consultancy firm. Roozen has served as Treasurer for WISTA the Netherlands since 2014.

11 Jun 2018

WISTA Japan Re-launched

Photo: WISTA

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has announced the re-launch of WISTA Japan. "We are delighted to welcome Japan back to our WISTA family. Japan plays an important role in the maritime industry, being the second ship owing nation in the world and we are positive that WISTA Japan will contribute greatly to the aims and mission of WISTA International," said Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President of WISTA International. "I am very gland to re-launch WISTA Japan and to be registered as the official member of WISTA International.

09 May 2018

Damen's Boer Secures WISTA Post

Sylvia Boer (Photo: Damen)

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.

08 Mar 2018

WISTA International Appoints Diversity Committee

Image: WISTA

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.

06 Feb 2018

Cargill Partners with Four NGOs on Shipping Sustainability

 Photo: Cargill, Incorporated.

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.

30 Nov 2017

Resolve Grows Client Services Team

Lindsay Malen-Habib (Photo: Resolve Marine Group)

Resolve Marine Group has strengthened its senior team with the appointments of Lindsay Malen-Habib as Manager of Client Services and Dimos Iliopoulos as its Representative in Greece. Both will report to Resolve’s Director of Client Services, Daniel Dettor. Malen–Habib has 15 years’ experience in maritime emergency response, business development and marketing and will be based in Resolve’s head office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Malen-Habib has extensive experience in emergency response contingency planning…

09 Sep 2016

Supporting Maritime Women of the Caribbean

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Work to support women in the Caribbean maritime industry is underway with the first conference of the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) taking place in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (5-9 September). Under the theme "Charting the course for generations of women" the conference is drafting a strategic and regional agenda to support WiMAC’s mission to foster the development and participation of women in the maritime sector and contribute to the growth of the industry within the region.

30 Mar 2015

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.

10 Sep 2014

Newest Sub-chapter of WISTA Inaugurated in Kochi

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))

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.

04 Aug 2014

WISTA Launched in Sri Lanka

WISTA launched in Sri Lanka

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (better known as WISTA),  was  launched  in  Sri  Lanka  on  the  03rd  July  2014,  at the  Hilton  Residencies  Colombo  amidst  a  large  and  distinguished  gathering  including  the  Chairman  of  the  Sri  Lanka  Ports  Authority,  Chairmen  &  Chairpersons  of  leading  Public  and  Private  Sector  Organizations  and  Institutes. WISTA Sri Lanka will function under the Presidency of Ms. Shehara Jayawardana, and consists of a 20 member committee which…

22 Jul 2014

Sanjam Gupta helps Launch WISTA in Sri Lanka

Sanjam Gupta

Within two years of the launch in India in 2012, the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (better known as WISTA), Ms. Sanjam  Sahi  Gupta, its Founder President, has moved fast to spread WISTA to the Indian sub continent. Her first significant effort in this direction has been the launch of WISTA in the neighboring country, Sri Lanka on 3rd July, 2014. To commemorate the occasion WISTA hosted a gala program at the  Hilton  Residencies  Colombo  amidst a  large  and  distinguished  gathering  that included  the  Chairman  of  the  Sri  Lanka  Ports  Authority…

10 Jun 2014

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…

04 Jun 2014

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. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. in Washington, D.C., Ronald Reagan International Trade Building, Polaris Suite.

01 May 2013

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, education and mentoring opportunities thereby enhancing members’ professional competence and empowering career success.  For more information click here.

11 Oct 2012

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. This was also the forum for electing new Executive Committee members:  Jasamin Fichte, Managing Partner of Fichte & Co and President of WISTA UAE; Katerina Stathopoulou, VP, Senior Manager of Investments & Finance Ltd.

11 Oct 2012

WISTA Draws Record Participation

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

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.

26 Sep 2012

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. The first day will be led by Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General for the International Chamber of Shipping.

19 Apr 2012

WISTA USA to hold Annual General Meeting in Houston

Jeanne Grasso (Photo: WISTA USA).

WISTA USA President Jeanne Grasso announced the 2012 Annual General Meeting of the Woman’s International Shipping and Trading Association USA (WISTA) will be held from May 9-11 in Houston. “This will be an important gathering of WISTA USA, as we project our future,” observed Jeanne Grasso, who is also a maritime partner at Blank Rome. The Annual General Meeting will focus on the goals of the organization, including its participation as part of an international association. Emphasis will be placed on raising WISTA’s profile within the shipping and trading communities to attract new members…

22 Sep 2009

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. Ticket prices for this event are $25 prepaid and $35 at the door. Register and pay online at: www.lawsonlegal.net/WISTAHouston.html

13 Sep 2009

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. Ticket prices for this event are $25 prepaid and $35 at the door. Register and pay online at: www.lawsonlegal.net/WISTAHouston.html

07 Oct 2008

WISTA Conference Headlines Critical Concerns

WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) will be hosting the WISTA Annual Conference in . With a conference theme of “Raising the Profile- Reducing the Footprint”, the 2008 Conference will host over 200 international and national delegates with sessions covering the most pressing issues faced by the industry today. Featured speakers include a welcome to conference participants by Admiral Vivien Crea, Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, Katharine Newman of ConocoPhillips speaking on Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Laws, United States Coast Guard Judge Advocate General Rear Admiral William Baumgartner addressing recent regulatory and legislative developments…

09 Jul 2008

Grasso Elected President WISTA USA

At its annual general meeting in in May, Jeanne M. Grasso was elected President of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) . As President of WISTA USA, Ms. Grasso will serve as a member of the six-person elected board, which includes: Vice President Linda Turnbow (Ocean Shipholdings, Inc.); Treasurer Kathleen Haines (formerly of OMI Corporation); Membership Secretary Parker Harrison (American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc.); Recording Secretary Julie D. Kuchta (Bowen, Miclette & Britt); and National WISTA Association liaison,  Mary T. Reilly (Hill, Betts & Nash, LLP). Grasso, a respected and active member of the maritime community, has held leadership positions in various maritime organizations.

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