Young Corporation Award 2023

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The Young Corporation Award was established in 2012 with the aim of recognizing and celebrating exemplary employers who demonstrate a commitment to nurturing and developing young talent. This initiative not only acknowledges the efforts made by these companies but also serves as an inspiration for other organizations to enhance their focus on the growth and development of young individuals.

The Young Corporation Award is presented annually during ShipCon. This year, the award was given to Van Ameyde Krogius for their commitment to nurturing young talent.

Providing opportunities to the youth is evident through the substantial number of young professionals they have brought on board, fortified in the workforce and by that contributing to the development of the next generation of industry leaders.

What sets them apart is their proactive approach to also provide the younger workforce with the opportunity the represent the company. These individuals, despite their age, consistently serve as ambassadors for Van Ameyde Marine in general, and in this case for Van Ameyde Krogius more specifically in various capacities. Whether it is participating in industry events, engaging with clients, or showcasing their expertise.

Our biggest congratulations to Van Ameyde Krogius!

ShipCon 2023: Setting Sail in Helsinki!

We are thrilled to report the outstanding success of ShipCon 2023, YoungShip's annual conference, hosted this year by YoungShip Helsinki in the beautiful city of Helsinki, Finland. This event brought together maritime enthusiasts from across the globe, and we're excited to share with you some of the highlights and key takeaways from this remarkable gathering.

Focusing on the Future of Maritime

ShipCon 2023 was not just another conference; it was a gathering of minds committed to shaping the future of the maritime industry. With a spotlight on the theme of "Future-Proofing the Maritime Sector," our conference explored critical aspects such as environmental impact, leadership, design, and technology.

Nordic Sustainability Leadership

The Finnish maritime cluster has earned a well-deserved reputation as a sustainability pioneer, continually developing new technologies and green innovations. At ShipCon 2023, we delved deep into the Nordic knowledge and explored how it can be harnessed to reduce emissions worldwide. The discussions were insightful, highlighting the importance of international collaboration to drive change in the maritime industry.

Smart Shipping and Innovation

In the era of digitalization and artificial intelligence, it's crucial to explore how these technologies can make shipping smarter and more energy-efficient. Our conference sparked thought-provoking conversations on leveraging digital solutions and AI to address the challenges faced by the maritime sector, making it more resilient and future-ready.

Inspiring the Next Generation

One of the key objectives of ShipCon 2023 was to encourage young individuals to choose careers in the maritime field. We recognize the need to secure a knowledgeable workforce for the future. Through engaging discussions and presentations, we explored ways to attract and retain young talent, ensuring that the maritime industry continues to thrive.

Looking Forward

As we conclude ShipCon 2023, we extend our heartfelt thanks to YoungShip Helsinki for their exceptional organization, our esteemed speakers and panelists for their insights, and all attendees for their active participation. Together, we are shaping a brighter and more sustainable future for the maritime industry.

We eagerly anticipate future YoungShip events and the continued growth of our global network. Stay tuned for more exciting updates, knowledge-sharing opportunities, and collaborations within our maritime community.

Once again, thank you for making ShipCon 2023 a resounding success. We look forward to seeing you all at our future events and conferences.

Driving Maritime Sustainability: YoungShip at Arendalsuka


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Last week, YoungShip International made a notable appearance at Norway's prominent political event, "Arendalsuka". This event stands as a significant forum for political discussions, bringing together leaders across various sectors.

Our Secretary General, Lene Osen Osnes, was a key contributor to a panel discussion on green shipping, an event hosted by Maritime CleanTech. Her participation effectively underscored the younger generation's commitment to advancing a sustainable future within the maritime sector.

We extend our appreciation to our industry peers for their insightful contributions and collaborative spirit in shaping a greener path forward for the maritime industry. The event highlighted the collective effort and shared vision for a brighter future, where sustainable practices are paramount.

YoungShip International 2023-2024

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YoungShip International concluded its Annual General Meeting on June 7th, announcing the elected board members for the 2023-2024 term. Keshia Janssens continues as President, while Hanna Donning succeeds Philippos Ioulianou as the new Vice President. Joining the board are Einar Antoine Ørn Michel as Treasurer, Andreas Christoforou (President of YoungShip Cyprus), and Natalie Le Nguyen (Chair of YoungShip Oslo). The new additions enhance international representation and enable YoungShip to better serve its diverse membership. With a dynamic board, YoungShip International is set to create opportunities, foster collaborations, and contribute to the global maritime industry's development.

YoungShip International Board Gathers in Oslo for Nor-Shipping

Last week, the YoungShip International Board convened in Oslo, Norway to attend the highly anticipated Nor-Shipping week. As one of the largest maritime gatherings in the world, Nor-Shipping brought together industry professionals, innovators, and young talent to explore the latest trends and developments in the shipping sector.


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The YoungShip International Board, comprising young professionals and future leaders in the maritime industry, gathered in Oslo to participate in a series of engaging conferences, events, and networking opportunities. The week commenced with the opening ceremony held on Monday in the grand town hall, where the secretary general of YoungShip International, Lene Osen Osnes, had the honor of presenting the coveted Young Entrepreneur Award. The deserving winner of this prestigious accolade was Christina Aleixendri Munos, the visionary mind behind Bound4Blue.


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Continuing the celebration of talent and achievement, Monday also witnessed the unveiling of the "10 Women to Watch in Shipping" hosted by YoungShip Oslo in collaboration with WISTA Norway. The distinguished list included two remarkable members of the YoungShip International board - Lene Osen Osnes and Amalie Melsom. Furthermore, the list showcased the accomplishments of Michela Sasdelli, our former secretary general, and Nitzeria Watson Stewart from YoungShip Panama, demonstrating the global impact of YoungShip's network.


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Throughout the week, attendees had the opportunity to engage in a plethora of captivating conferences, events, and parties. Of particular note were the exceptional events organized by YoungShip Oslo, which provided valuable insights and networking opportunities for young professionals in the maritime industry. These events fostered a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere, facilitating the exchange of ideas and forging new connections.


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The success of Nor-Shipping was also attributed to the hard work and dedication of the organizing team. The Nor-Shipping team exhibited exemplary organizational skills, ensuring a seamless experience for participants throughout the week. The event's comprehensive program catered to a wide range of interests, covering topics such as sustainability, digitalization, and future-proofing the industry.


In conclusion, Nor-Shipping 2023 proved to be a remarkable event for the maritime community, and the YoungShip International Board's active participation further solidified their commitment to shaping the future of the industry. The recognition of young talent through the Young Entrepreneur Award and the celebration of women's contributions in shipping exemplify YoungShip's dedication to promoting excellence and diversity in the maritime sector. YoungShip Oslo's unwavering efforts to create an engaging and fruitful experience for young professionals further contributed to the event's success. With sincere appreciation, kudos are extended to the Nor-Shipping team for their exceptional execution, ensuring that the week-long event was nothing short of outstanding

YoungShip International Holds Promising AGM, Discusses Exciting Prospects for the Future

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Last week, we concluded our Annual General Meeting 2023 with great success. This event proved to be an engaging platform for discussion and strategic planning, highlighting the organization’s promising trajectory. The stimulating conversations demonstrated the collective dedication of YoungShip International in shaping the future of the maritime industry.


During the AGM, attention was given to exploring the establishment of potential new departments within the organization. This strategic move reflects YoungShip International's commitment to addressing the evolving needs and interests of its members. By considering the creation of these departments, the organization seeks to expand its offerings, enhance member engagement, and cater to the diverse professional interests of its growing community.


As YoungShip International embarks on its plan for the year 2023-2024, the AGM played a vital role in setting the course for future initiatives. Attendees discussed key objectives and identified areas of focus, such as organizing educational events, promoting networking opportunities, and strengthening collaborations with industry stakeholders. Notably, YoungShip International is eagerly approaching its 20th anniversary, marking two decades of fostering professional growth and networking within the maritime industry. The milestone offers an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization and its members, as well as reflect on the transformative impact YoungShip International has made in shaping the careers of young maritime professionals across the globe.


In a bittersweet moment, the AGM acknowledged the departure of three esteemed individuals who have contributed significantly to the growth and success of YoungShip International. Philippos Ioulianou, Amalie Melsom, and Erik Grundt, whose unwavering dedication and exceptional leadership have been instrumental in driving the organization forward, will be stepping down from their roles. YoungShip International would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to these individuals for their tireless efforts and valuable contributions, which have played an invaluable role in shaping the organization into what it is today.


YoungShip International's AGM showcased its commitment to fostering an inclusive and dynamic network of young maritime professionals. With promising discussions, strategic planning, and the infusion of fresh talent, the organization is well-prepared to embark on its 20th anniversary celebrations and continue its transformative journey in supporting the growth and development of its members in the maritime industry.