Shipping thought leader consultant & world class podcaster with passion for the maritime industry
In episode 157, you meet Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, Founder and Owner of Total Marine Solutions, Inc. We talk about the cruise industry where Alex has spent most of her work life and which is suffering so much now during the pandemic.  Alex is a hardworking businesswoman with an extensive network in the maritime industry. She is on many maritime associations, where she enjoys meeting new people and exchanging ideas to develop the maritime sector.  We speak about attracting the next generation's interest in our industry, and Alex is convinced that we need to start early. If not even to younger people, reaching out to the high schools is the only way forward. Total Marine Solutions Inc. celebrated its 20th-anniversary last year. A lot of hard work has made them successful, and their commitment to customer service helped them achieve that. I wish Alex and her team all the best!  Here is a link to This Week in Maritime Call to Action: The Shipping Podcast needs to be shared with a broader audience! You can help by sharing the show with your friends. You can also write a review or leave a rating for the Shipping Podcast on Spotify or Podchaser. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Shipping Podcast on your podcast platform of choice - that way; you can easily get new episodes as soon as they are released. 
Welcome to a short and sweet solo episode with Lena Gothberg, the Host and Producer of the Shipping Podcast. It's the 156th episode of the Shipping Podcast, and I guide you through the audio jungle of how to listen to a podcast. She recommends the Overcast app but has suggestions to both iOs and Android users.  Please sign up for the Shipping Podcast newsletter and help grow the audience. Also, spread the word about the Shipping Podcast to everyone that you meet. I aim for the top-lists, so more people get to hear about the most exciting and fascinating industry!  I am @lenagothberg in most online channels; let's start a conversation! 
Meet Guy Platten, Secretary-General, International Chamber of Shipping, ICS, representing 80 pct of the world's merchant fleet. He speaks about the realisations he has had during the last year. What will the new normal look like? What are the most pressing things to solve once we get the vaccine in place?  Guy tells me that it is a strategic ambition of ICS to build the maritime industry profile, which of course makes me very happy!  We also hear about the crew change crises and why it was hard to bring governments to understand the important role that shipping and seafarers play to keep society going in the pandemic.  If you have anything to add to this, please give me a shout-out, I am @lenagothberg in social media, the email address is  Thank you for listening.
Welcome to the 154th episode of the Shipping Podcast with Reshma Nilofer, the first female maritime Pilot in India and one of few in the world. Reshma takes us on a journey on how to reach your dream goals. She is a powerful woman and a role model to many.  Reshma Nilofer was the first female maritime river pilot, and the current Indian President awarded her with the "Woman Power Award" in 2018. The Woman Power Award is an annual award given by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of India's Government to individual women or institutions that work towards the cause of women empowerment. Don't forget to sign up for the Shipping Podcast News, a bi-weekly newsletter launched on Jan 8, 2021. Scroll down on where you find the sign-up.  Did you enjoy this episode? Let me know your thoughts. I am @lenagothberg on social media. Thank you for listening.
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Jan 4th, 1959
Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 days, 6 hours
Podchaser Creator ID logo 075057