While history has shown us that maritime transport has traditionally been a male-dominated sector, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized body of the United Nations, has made a concerted effort to advance in this industry and help women to achieve a representation in line with the expectations of the twenty-first century.
Between September 13 and 24, 2004, in Geneva, Switzerland, as a Senior Officer of the Chilean Navy, fulfilling DIRECTEMAR functions, I had the honor of being part of the Chilean Delegation, which participated in the Maritime Preparatory Conference for the Consolidated Maritime Labor Convention.
Some 500 delegates, representatives of seafarers, governments and shipowners from 88 countries participated in this Conference, organized as follows:
During the recent history of El Salvador, as part of the strategies for National Development, the authorities have focused on making important efforts over strategic megaprojects, with significant impacts to the national economy, being one of them the generation of energy based on liquefied gas (LNG). In this article, the reader will find an outline of what LNG power generation means, as well as some of the implications for national development.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) audits its member countries every year to verify compliance with international maritime regulations. These audits are carried out at the request of the States (voluntarily) or due to events of great repercussions.