ICS secretary general Guy Platten. Credit: Mark Earthy

A culture of safety

While shipping has become safer, the industry must put a strong focus on safety culture and invest in training Being exposed to the day-to-day reality of the safety of life at sea throughout my career […]

Crew as collateral damage

The politically tense situation between Iran and the governments of the United Kingdom and United States has been steadily escalating over the past few months, with both sides lashing out at the other about perceived […]

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 […]