Female sailors discuss their struggles in shipping

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31 July 2019

Hong Kong’s female sailors talk about the sexism and success in shipping; Saudi Arabia struggles to end their oil addiction and investors are turning on cement producers due to global warming worries.

Female sailors discuss their struggles in shipping: Women are reported to be discouraged to have a career in shipping, despite the fact that the number of female sailors in Hong Kong is now on the rise. While the work is physically demanding, women have claimed that they would like to be offered the same opportunities as men in this sector. Joanna Kwok Wing-yan is one of the few women prepared to bridge the gender gap after attaining the rank of chief engineer on a seagoing vessel. Click here to read more

Saudi Arabia Struggles to end oil addiction: Saudi Arabia are looking to end their reliance on oil. Prince Mohammed claims that there is now a goal set in place for the country to “live without oil” by 2020; but at the current time, this isn’t looking likely. Jim Crane from Rice University’s Baker Institute said: “The Saudi economy runs on oil. Oil still dominates GDP, exports and government revenues”. As a result, the Saudi Arabia economy is likely to stick with the high costs of oil for longer than anticipated. Click here to read more


“You want to secure your demand in key markets,” said an industry source familiar with Saudi Arabia’s oil plans. “You have to become more dynamic, to become more adaptable, you have to make sure that you secure your future. Malaysia was one example, India was another.”

Cement producers demand action on how to slow down global warming: The world’s biggest cement makers have been under pressure from environment and lawmakers to cut down on pollution. There is now more pressure on companies in the sector to clean up slow global warming; as they are responsible for 7% of the world’s man-made carbon dioxide, according to the International Energy Agency. Click here to read more

Farmers use social media to educate others about agriculture:  The agriculture workforce has found a new way of making profit–YouTube. Social media allows farmers to break down the stigma of modern-day farming practices and give buyers insight to where their food is sourced.  Additionally, this lets consumers form their own opinions on what they buy rather than solely relying on media reports not directly involved in the process. Click here to read more