MARITIME CHRONICLES

BLUE EDUCATION, AN OCEAN OF OPPORTUNITIES

By: Mercedes Pardo. CEO of the Spanish Maritime Institute and President of the Blue Education Association.

"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when it is obvious that it should be called Ocean" is the first thing we think when we see a panorama of our planet where the color blue clearly predominates.

The oceans are crucial for life on our planet, but paradoxically they are still largely unknown.We know that they are the source of life, but many do not know that 93% of life on the planet develops in them. 

The increased presence of women in shipping, a historically male-dominated sector, has proven to be a great asset, not only in terms of teamwork, but also in terms of innovation and the implementation of best business practices. Claudia Magna, Director of MundoMaritimo, says that throughout her career as a fundamental part of this outstanding specialized media, she has witnessed the progress in gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

THE MTCC LATIN AMERICA AND ITS REGIONAL MANDATE TO PROMOTE DECARBONISED MARITIME TRANSPORT

By: EQUIPO MTCC LATIN AMERICA: Aricel Arauz, Javier Díaz y Ervin Vargas

The Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for Latin America (MTCC LATIN AMERICA) is one of the five (5) specialised centres that form part of the Global MTCCs Network (GMN), established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and supported by the European Community to promote the adoption of new technologies and energy-efficient operating practices on board ships, thereby reducing harmful emissions and their devastating effects on the environment.

THE PROBLEM OF BEING A “PUERTO SUCIO”

By: Javier Carrizo. Founder & CEO de Movant Connection

The sea is the channel par excellence of international trade, through which countries around the world transport their export products and their purchases abroad.

It is certainly not the only one, since both land and air transport are also vital for exchanges between countries, but in proportion, maritime transport is responsible for no less than 80% of the goods that move around the world.