6 July 2018

Shoreham Port are pleased to be part of a Taskforce established by Maritime UK to address fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime industry. The Women in Maritime Taskforce brings together leaders from across the maritime sector to identify practical steps to increase the number of women in maritime and crucially within senior roles across its shipping, ports, marine and business service industries.

The creation of a Women in Maritime Charter is well underway, with a formal pledge in place as the forerunner to the Charter launch that will be taking place later this year. On behalf of Shoreham Port, Nicky Goldsbrough, Director of Corporate Services was one of the first to sign the pledge, committing Shoreham Port to creating positive change in the maritime sector.

Nicky Goldsbrough, Director of Corporate Services commented “We are committed to building an employment culture that actively supports and celebrates gender diversity, at all levels, throughout our organisation, and our industry. Shoreham Port wholeheartedly supports the pledge and the creation of the Charter, which it is helping to shape.”

The first wave of companies to commit to the pledge, including Shoreham Port, were announced today at Seawork International in Southampton by the Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP. Alongside many other forward looking businesses, Shoreham Port is establishing measurable and ambitious goals towards meeting the aims of the pledge. 

To read more about the Women in Maritime Charter and to be recorded as a signatory to the pledge, visit the Maritime UK website: https://www.maritimeuk.org/priorities/people/diversity-maritime/diversity-pledges-and-charter/women-maritime-pledge/.