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Mumbai: A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk), a worldwide integrator of logistics, held the second version of Equal At Sea 2023 with the theme of ‘Charting a course in direction of an inclusive future’. The occasion geared toward taking inventory of the progress made because the launch of the Equal At Sea initiative in 2022 and offering a platform for the {industry} to create alternatives for facilitating industry-wide transformation and empowering ladies to pursue rewarding careers at sea.

The occasion was attended by Shyam Jagannathan, Director Basic of Delivery, Govt. of India as Visitor of Honour. He pledged unwavering dedication to empower and encourage higher participation of girls in seafaring. Different stakeholders in attendance from throughout the maritime {industry}, included Chief Surveyor (Govt of India) – Mr. Ajithkumar Sukumaran, Ex-Director Basic of Delivery – Mr Deepak Shetty, MASSA Chairman Capt. – Girish Phadnis, FOSMA Chairman Capt. – Sankalp Shukla, heads of transport corporations, maritime union heads, ladies representatives from transport affiliation, ladies seafarers and different {industry} stalwarts who’re making distinctive efforts for the trigger.

Our steady efforts and immense assist from the {industry} has began realising the way forward for creating an equitable setting at sea for ladies to thrive in. Via our initiatives, we’ve got been in a position to efficiently encourage extra ladies to decide on seafaring as a profession. We’re on monitor to attain our objective of getting 50% ladies amongst recent cadet consumption in India after having gone from 7.6% of Indian ladies cadet consumption in 2021 to a considerably elevated 35% in 2022. As a step to speed up this transformation, we proudly announce the Maersk Girls Ranking Programme in collaboration with Coaching Delivery Rahaman. With this programme we intention to provoke a pilot group consisting of 20 ladies rankings.

Karan Kochhar
Head of Marine Folks, Asia, Maersk
Women employee

Rankings are crew members who assist officers and engineers within the operation and upkeep of vessels. At the moment, the presence of energetic ladies rankings in India is sort of non-existent. This programme’s goal could be to allow ladies within the maritime {industry} to entry superior technical coaching and provide employment sponsorship upon their admission to companion institutes. Such alternatives can generate higher curiosity amongst ladies to enrol within the programme and retain ladies seafarers throughout the fleet.

Ajithkumar Sukumaran, the Chief Visitor on the occasion, throughout his deal with spoke concerning the challenges which are being addressed with initiatives like Equal At Sea. He emphasised on the insurance policies launched, which facilitated a noticeable improve in ladies’s participation and success in seafaring in recent times.

At this 12 months’s occasion, Maersk addressed considerations round security and well-being at sea. Consultants like Sanjam Sahi Gupta – Director, Sitara Delivery and Founder at Maritime SheEO, Divya Nair – Medical Psychologist with Maersk Fleet Administration India and Amalie Grevsen, Marine Tradition Lead, Maersk, emphasised the importance of security, well-being, and preparedness within the maritime setting, with the objective of making a safer and more healthy ecosystem. Cadet Garima D, AMET College, Chennai, Capt. (Dr.) Ashutosh Apandkar, Principal, Coaching Ship Rahaman, India, and Capt Arvind Shankar, Cadet Tradition and Functionality Supervisor, Maersk, mentioned the position of maritime institutes and entry to mentorship in shaping seafarers for inclusive and profitable careers at sea.

After we launched Equal At Sea final 12 months, our ambition was to encourage a optimistic change in a sector dominated by a mindset that doesn’t assist gender equality. We’re pleased to see that on the second iteration of this occasion, there are an increasing number of stakeholders agreeing with our objective and willingly contributing in direction of it. At Maersk, we’ve got fastidiously designed initiatives to rework seafaring right into a secure and aspiring profession, encouraging younger ladies to intention for his or her future at sea. Maersk’s world ladies seafarer depend has grown from 2% in 2021 to three.3% in 2023, and we’re dedicated to facilitating an extra improve in ladies seafarers worldwide. In our quest for equality, we’re dedicated to enjoying an energetic position by sharing our learnings, coaching materials, and different helpful content material with people, organisations, and establishments who share our imaginative and prescient.

Niels Bruus
Head of Marine Folks & Tradition, Maersk

In a session with HK Joshi – Former Chairperson, MD and Director (Finance) with Delivery Company of India Ltd., Dr. Harpreet Singh – Govt Director – Headquarters with Air India Ltd., Niels Bruus, and Shalini Nataraj – Worker Expertise Officer with Maersk mentioned the best way ahead for the transport {industry} in making life on board extra inclusive for ladies. The subjects they mentioned ranged from constructing consciousness concerning the profession path, setting in place the required infrastructure, creating alternatives, to making sure that girls are in a position to thrive of their careers.

Over the previous few years, Maersk has applied quite a few initiatives to advertise a extra inclusive and truthful seafaring workforce. These initiatives embody varied programmes and measures, such because the Girls Cadet Programme and Girls Crew Connects, in addition to the launch of the Cultural Transformation journey and the On Our Respect Radar Marketing campaign. Maersk has additionally launched the seafarer hotline and simplified grievance process, facilitated the planning of girls seafarers collectively, offered Main as ONE Management coaching for senior officers, collaborated with AMET College to launch the Maersk Middle of Excellence, and joined forces with the maritime administration to design and develop a Gender Sensitisation Programme for school and assist employees in maritime coaching institutes.

About Equal At Sea

Maersk initiated the conversations round underneath illustration of girls at sea and organised an occasion known as “Equal at Sea: Turning the tide with ladies onboard”. The aim of this occasion was to empower ladies within the maritime {industry} by way of mutual assist and mentorship. The objective was to extend the illustration of girls in varied company roles throughout the sector. The occasion introduced collectively policymakers, {industry} specialists, and brave ladies who’ve defied stereotypes to pursue careers at sea. The stakeholders from varied sectors inside transport make clear the quite a few points and considerations associated to range within the maritime area. Know extra right here.

About A.P. Moller – Maersk

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an built-in logistics firm working to attach and simplify its clients’ provide chains. As a worldwide chief in transport companies, the corporate operates in additional than 130 nations and employs over 100,000 individuals worldwide. Maersk is aiming to achieve internet zero emissions by 2040 throughout your entire enterprise with new applied sciences, new vessels, and inexperienced fuels.

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