September 18, 2018 – The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) continues to grow worldwide, welcoming Portugal to the global network of executive women in shipping. The launch of WISTA Portugal was announced this week by Ana Paula Vitorino, Portugal’s Minister of the Sea at Portugal Shipping. WISTA Portugal joins 44 other National WISTA Associations (NWAs).
Carla Olival, President of the Management Board of WISTA Portugal, attorney by profession, legal counsel with Euromar and managing director of Marítimos Manning Portugal, stated that she believes “that the exponential growth in tonnage of the Portuguese fleet in the last years, and the enormous potential to further grow, fully justifies the creation of an entity like WISTA Portugal. Our NWA will be an important tool for connecting Portuguese female professionals from the fields of merchant shipping and logistics to the global maritime network. The responsibility of leading such a project is both a long-awaited challenge, and an honor.”