11 April 2014 -WISTA-UK, part of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year by launching the ‘Came by SHIP’ campaign.
WISTA-UK has launched an awareness campaign aiming to draw together all the UK shipping
stakeholders with a common focus, to make the public, media and students aware of the
importance of the shipping industry for our country.
Our country depends entirely on shipping, our raw materials, petrol, our food and our everyday gadgets and our clothes, our furniture, toys, books, cars and beyond.
During 2014, WISTA-UK’s “Came by SHIP” campaign focuses on how we can contribute to our industry, our youth, our members and our country to make this a memorable year. Our inspiration has been the desire for the public to be aware of the importance of shipping not only in the UK but globally.
WISTA-UK intentions are to go a step further by involving students and young people in two ways;
firstly as broadcasters of our efforts and secondly, and most importantly, for them to discover all the
possibilities and opportunities the sea and the shipping industry offers to everyone, men and
women, wishing to work in the maritime sector, this is the best legacy and contribution our
association can offer to our industry.
With the “Came by SHIP” campaign, WISTA-UK is organising a whole year of activities. The campaign
will start with the launch of a global photography competition in partnership with Sea Vision and
based on the “Movement of goods/ships” theme.There will be other events, including One Day
Forum in Liverpool as part of the International Festival for Business.