The International Maritime Organisation, IMO, has declared 18 th May of every year as the international day for women in maritime, with the inaugural edition commencing this year.
The theme of the inaugural edition is “Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment”, and it aims to ensure the involvement, development, and recognition of women in the maritime sector.
The IMO Secretary General, Kim Litack, in his inaugural address, stressed the need to “work to break down barriers by creating an enabling and supportive work environment, inclusive of diverse participation by all, without hindrance in the maritime community”.
For us in NSML, we are committed to ensuring the involvement, participation, and inclusion of women in our operations, by fostering and encouraging diversity and inclusion onboard and ashore. We have made significant gains in our diversity and inclusion strategy by employing more women to man critical roles ashore, whilst promoting leading practices to ensure gender diversity onboard our vessels. We believe that we will see a well-diversified, and gender inclusive workforce in NSML in the coming years, as we embark on this journey.
Our theme for 2022, ‘Year of Adaptability and Growth with Focus on People” also lends credence to the objective of building a truly world-class company with the focus on all our people (women and men alike); where there is no place for bias or gender profiling. It is not about gender, but simply the values you bring to the fore!
On behalf of the Management and staff of NSML, I would like to use this opportunity to thank all the remarkable ladies in the company who are daily contributing to the growth and sustainability of the company. You are all worthy amazons, and we celebrate your accomplishments and indelible contributions to NSML.