The Log Guide is a weekly rundown of human-interest tales associated to the transportation business. This week: The maritime business celebrates its first Worldwide Day for Girls, Leonard’s Categorical unveils its first of 5 patriotic vans, and FedEx helps milk banks ship breast milk to fight the system scarcity.
IMO celebrates 1st Worldwide Day for Girls in Maritime
Based on the Worldwide Chamber of Delivery, 1,647,500 seafarers work internationally on service provider ships. Shockingly, solely 2% of these seafarers are feminine.
That statistic, together with ladies’s means to power communities, gender equality’s position in selling financial progress and girls’s potential to guide on points surrounding well being, training and anti-discrimination subject, had been listed as causes for the Worldwide Maritime Group (IMO) to create an Worldwide Day for Girls in Maritime.
The inaugural occasion passed off Wednesday, adopted by an IMO digital symposium that reviewed the necessity for extra ladies in decision-making roles and management growth for ladies in maritime.
“There may be nonetheless a gender imbalance in maritime — however instances are altering. It’s acknowledged that range in maritime advantages all the sector. Girls in maritime are working in every single place to assist the transition to a decarbonized, digitized and extra sustainable future. Let’s take this chance to have a good time the numerous ladies who’re contributing to the way forward for maritime: sustaining an engine on a ship, operating an organization, drawing up a contract, surveying a vessel or chairing an IMO committee assembly,” mentioned IMO Secretary-Common Kitack Lim.
To deal with inequality within the maritime workforce, the IMO is working to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Improvement Aim 5 for gender equality. The IMO’s first step was drafting a decision in 2019 to acknowledge and work towards a workforce of fifty% ladies, signed by the complete meeting.
Final yr, the IMO additionally adopted a decision to make Could 18 the Worldwide Day for Girls in Maritime for international consciousness of the problem.
The IMO website now presents data on numerous fellowships for ladies and girls in maritime associations, in addition to greater than 30 profiles of girls within the business to assist appeal to and retain extra ladies in international transport roles.
Leonard’s Categorical unveils patriotism-themed truck
Farmington, New York-based trucking firm Leonard’s Categorical unveiled its new patriotism-themed truck at its headquarters on Wednesday to honor our nation’s veterans simply 12 days earlier than Memorial Day.
The newly wrapped Air Power truck was awarded to firm driver and Air Power veteran Keith Buchanan, who plans to make use of the truck for the subsequent 4 to 5 years operating freight out of the corporate’s North Carolina terminal.
“We admire the almost 100 veteran drivers who work for Leonard’s Categorical,” mentioned Tim Owens, director of group growth at Leonard’s Categorical. “They’re our ‘boots on the bottom.’ Their ability, maturity and character are actually outstanding. This program is among the some ways we honor our veteran staff.”
The trucking firm plans to present a complete of 5 wrapped vans, one to a veteran driver at every of its terminals in Farmington, New York; New Fort, Delaware; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Caldwell, Idaho; and Taylorsville, North Carolina, which was gifted to Buchanan.
“Being chosen to drive this truck honoring my department of service and driving for Leonard’s Categorical — which I’m tremendous happy with — is essentially the most unbelievable honor. Anybody who is aware of me will inform you that I experience for the model and I like my nation. I nonetheless show my Air Power satisfaction, and mixing this with my ardour for driving is a dream come true,” mentioned Buchanan, who plans to showcase the truck throughout Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day occasions.
Along with the present of a wrapped truck, for each mile the 5 chosen drivers journey over the subsequent 4 to 5 years, or lifetime of possession, Leonard’s Categorical will donate 1 cent to a veteran charity chosen by the drivers. The corporate expects to donate over $25,000 all through the lifespan of the vans.
“At Leonard’s Categorical, our assist of the group, staff and prospects are central to our tradition,” mentioned CEO Ken Johnson. “It defines us as an organization and as a fantastic place to work. We assist our veteran staff wherever doable and acknowledge their sacrifices in service to our nation.”
FedEx helps ship breast milk throughout system scarcity
Because the nation continues to cope with a shortage of child system, moms are turning to take advantage of banks for assist. These amenities pasteurize and retailer breast milk to serve infants who’re in life-threatening conditions, many typically born untimely.
In a Washington Submit article, Lindsay Groff, the chief director of the Human Milk Banking Affiliation of North America which represents 28 milk banks, described a 22% improve in demand for breast milk since 2020 and that the group’s banks distributed greater than 9.2 million ounces of milk in 2021.
Groff mentioned that previously week alone, the banks have seen a 20% improve in demand for breast milk.
“I think because the desperation continues that the quantity might improve,” she informed the newspaper.
Stories of the identical phenomenon are occurring throughout the U.S., as milk banks together with Nurturing Expressions in West Seattle and the Mid-Atlantic Mom’s Milk Financial institution in Pennsylvania report a rise in demand for the important meals.
How do these donations work?
Moms who’ve extra provide, typically frozen, bear a strict donor screening. As soon as they cross the screening course of, the milk banks attain out to worldwide shipper FedEx, which gives gel packs and dry ice, preserving the milk safe for as much as 96 hours.
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