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.

Youth Development Program of YoungShip International: Training Program about "Harassment and Bullying"

Youth Development Program is established as part of the YoungShip International. YoungShip International aims to improve the knowledge of the young professionals working in the maritime sector about the current changes and updates i.e., UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The year 2023-2024 Training Program is about “Harassment and Bullying “ which is aiming to improve awareness among young maritime professionals.

This is a Joint Social Responsibility Project with “@Maritime Trainer”

The computer based training will be given online through “ elearning.maritimetrainer.com ”  The applicants who will get a score above 70 will obtain a certificate of attendance.

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