The shipping industry is the backbone of international trade, contributing to the globalisation and development of the world, but it's the shipping people who makes the world go around.
This is where you meet the maritime professionals, strong characters with an interesting background.
Catlin Hardy, Vice President, Programs, Kongsberg Maritime Inc.
I have had a wonderful conversation about how well the maritime industry matches the tech industry when attracting the next generation and the talents that we need. I spoke with Caitlin Hardy, Vice President, Programs, Kongsberg Maritime Inc., and am happy to share this in the 179th episode of the Shipping Podcast.
We also speak about the culture of the maritime industry and how brave Caitlin is to have changed jobs a couple of times to be able to get a perspective on our beloved industry.
Caitlin is also coming up with suggestions for the challenges we all face. For example, there are ways to eat the elephant, bit by bit.
What is your view? Please let us know, both Caitlin and I love a good discussion.
Sofia Lundmark, Master Mariner, Knutsen OAS
Meet Sofia Lundmark, Master Mariner, who loves her work and is very honest about that. She loves the lifestyle of a seafarer, and she knows she will always be working in shipping.
We discuss digitalisation, electronic paperwork, HSQE Health, safety, quality and environment, and why. We touch upon the fact that few people see the reason behind all rules and regulations and that it takes a very long time to put them into force.
We continue with diversity, harassment, bullying and safety again.
I think you want to listen to Sofia, and after having done so, will you argue with me when I say that the maritime industry needs more people like her?
What is your view? Give us a shoutout if you want to discuss further.
Thank you for listening.
Lindsay Malen–Habib, Manager Client Services, Resolve Marine Group
With over 15 years of experience in Maritime Emergency Response and Business Development, Lindsay Malen–Habib, Manager Client Services, Resolve Marine Group, knows all there is to know about salvage.
Lindsay is the first guest on the Shipping Podcast with a second appearance. If you want to listen to her first interview, search for episode #54 or her name Lindsay Malen.
Lindsay was elected as the first woman on the leadership committee of the American Salvage Association. She was appointed its first female President, where she was responsible for the growth of the organization, working with members, and up keeping relationships with USCG, SUPSALV, NOAA, BSSEE, and Congress amongst other tasks.
We have a long conversation about salvage, diversity, the profile of our industry, WISTA (of course) and the next generation.
Lena Göthberg, Producer and Host of the Shipping Podcast
Welcome to the 176th episode of the Shipping Podcast. It was some time ago since I released a solo episode. I want to convey the message of collaboration. We must work together to change the profile of the maritime industry.
I have been releasing this podcast for more than six years now, and I can see that things are changing. It just takes so long!
Joining forces and spreading the word of Digitalisation, Decarbonisation, and Diversity in the maritime industry makes a difference! We will not be viewed as old-fashioned and set. On the contrary, we will become attractive, responsible and forward-thinking.
Join me on my quest for new leaders in the maritime space!
Ursula Dockerty, Emergency Response Team Leader, Shell International Trading & Shipping Company Ltd
At the age of six, I wanted to be a pirate. How little did I know that I would meet real pirates in my professional life?
Meet Ursula Dockerty, Emergency Response Team Leader at Shell International Trading & Shipping Company Ltd, a Master Mariner passionate about the maritime industry.
She is amazed by seafarers creativity and resilience. Without them, the rest of the society would have come to a standstill during the pandemic.
Of course, we discuss the importance of role models. For example, Ursula just knew she wanted a career at sea and was very persistent about making that happen. But what about young people today? Do they see any of the career paths available to them? Do they watch movies or videos showing cool, inspiring people from the maritime industry?
We have a job to do. We need to show more of the maritime world to the general public and children in particular. Some of them might want to become emergency response leaders.
Listen to the episode and give us a shoutout if you liked what you heard.
Jeanine Drummond, Integral Maritime, MD & Principal Marine Advisor
In this episode, you will be meeting a true leader, an experienced Harbour Master, Master Mariner, Experienced Marine Advisor, General Manager and Non-Executive Director; her name is Captain Jeanine Drummond.
We speak about the importance of modern leadership, which is somewhat different from traditional leadership, which has been prevailing in our industry for such a long time.
We also speak about the importance of not just trying to blend in but also speaking up to seize the opportunity to make a difference by becoming visible. Seeing is believing, says Jeanine.
We are all role models in one way or another, and that is precisely what the maritime industry needs.
Listen to Jenine and give us a shout-out!
Good podcast with a good mix of topics.
We want to hear Hans Hederström, head of CSMART training in Almere, NL. Also Ted Bågfeldt, Head of Kalmar Maritime Academy.
Christmas special with shipping women
This period we who follow the Shipping podcast get a christmas treat - shipping women - and a new episode every day! Thanks to Lena Gothberg we get to meet all these highly professional women, on various positions in the industry. It's so intersting to listen to the conversations, and I do hope that many others will follow in the footsteps of these ladies.
Shipping is about people
Shipping is a great transport mode which transport large volyme of gods over the oceans in an environmental effective way. We transport gods 24/7 in ice, sun, storm etc. How is all this possible? Due to the competent people in shipping. In the excellent series you will meet this people and by that learn more about shipping.