Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

Day of the Seafarer 2021

June 25, 2021

25th June 2021
On this “Day of the Seafarer 2021”, we are very pleased to announce that Hong Kong-listed dry bulk ship owner and operator Pacific Basin Shipping and WISTA Hong Kong have taken an important initiative to encourage the Women Seafarers working onboard Pacific Basin ships to join WISTA Hong Kong as members.  While this endorses Pacific Basin’s responsible engagement in the communities in which they operate, such as the shipping industry and the seafarer community in Hong Kong, it recognises WISTA Hong Kong’s efforts to be a leader in the area of diversity and inclusion in Hong Kong. Fourteen of these Women seafarers will be the latest members of the WISTA.
Formed in 1974, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) is a global organisation connecting female executives and decision-makers around the world. WISTA International serves as a connector for its network of more than 3,800 female professionals from all sectors of the maritime industry.
54 countries support a National WISTA Association (NWA), each of which in turn is a member of and is guided by WISTA International. NWAs provide in-country and regional networking, business and skill-building opportunities, corporate visibility, and also facilitate relationships within the industry.
On a global scale, WISTA members have access to an incredibly diverse network of executives in the shipping and trading field on whom they can call for referrals, connections, advice or business collaborations.
WISTA Hong Kong was founded in 2009. Its members represent all aspects of the Hong Kong Maritime Cluster including ship operators, charterers, marine insurance and law firms.  WISTA Hong Kong is very active in organising networking and knowledge sharing events throughout the year.  Membership enquiries for WISTA Hong Kong can be sent to  wistahongkong@gmail.com; Website: https://wistainternational.com/association/wista-hongkong/
*Pacific Basin Shipping (www.pacificbasin.com) is one of the world’s leading owners and operators of modern Handysize and Supramax dry bulk vessels. The company operates about 250 dry bulk ships, providing a quality service to around 500 customers including blue chip industrial producers, traders and users of dry bulk commodities. Pacific Basin is listed and headquartered in Hong Kong, with over 4,000 seafarers at sea and over 330 shore-based staff in 13 offices in key locations around the world.
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