Women in Port Management

From 10 to 21 June inclusive, the 21-st International Seminar "Women in Port Management" was held in the port of Le Havre, France, sponsored by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and HAROPA PORT.

The seminar was hosted by the Port Institute of Education and Research of the EM Normandie Business School (IPER EM Normandie). 31 women from 29 countries from 5 continents took part in the seminar, including Lika Tsenteradze, Head of the Administrative Department of Batumi Sea Port Ltd, from Georgia.

During the course, the seminar participants got acquainted with a series of lectures organized by representatives of HAROPA PORT on various port topics, listened to production, operational, administrative and managerial aspects.

During two weeks, the seminar participants not only completed each course, but also got acquainted on the spot with the operation process of the terminals located in the port and the structure of the port.

It should be noted , that the main discussion topic of the seminar was devoted to raising awareness of women in the maritime industry, which aims to support the necessary work to eliminate gender imbalance, promote women's employment in the maritime sector, increase their role, as well as strengthen IMO's commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goal V gender equality.

Along with practical and theoretical experience, the ladies introduced each other to the historical and cultural traditions of their country and industry experience in their field of activity. Another chain of cooperation and friendship has been connected.


Brief information about "HAROPA PORT"

As on today, the HAROPA PORT is considered as logistics center the No. 1 in France, at the same time, it is among the top 20 ports in the world in terms of cargo transportation.

It is a collaboration of the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, has a multimodal management system, which involves the provision of services in many industries, the creation of a convenient port infrastructure system, which helps to meet the specific requirements of each category of port transportation.