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A shared responsibility

A company’s own staff is often cited as a company’s biggest cyber threat, but this can lead to scapegoating and turning away from other areas where cyber risk is being introduced. Each year Safety at […]

Social media and crew

In the current business age, social media and an online presence are considered essential tools to brand one’s identity and create a company persona to draw in new customers and recruit competitively. Some corporations have […]

Gender equality taken seriously by IMO

The IMO’s decision to dedicate 25 June, this year’s International Day of the Seafarer, to gender equality is indicative of a gradual cultural shift in the sector towards being more visibly inclusive. Given that shipping […]

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Kicking the can down the road

The issue of migration has become a political football in EU countries – many of whom are cutting down their own search-and-rescue efforts and preventing people rescued at sea from seeking refuge from entering their […]

A wake up call on mental health

During a ‘Wellness at Sea’ conference in March last year, held by the British Sailor’s Society, I was struck by the powerful presentations on the significance of the impact of mental health matters on shipboard […]

Assessing automation’s impact

Transportation is the backbone of our globalised economy and it has been undergoing significant transformation because of the 4th Industrial Revolution – a period characterised by the integration of artificial intelligence and higher degrees of […]