Tuesday, 2nd April
Another week, another brilliant #womeninmaritime Q&A! In the chair this week is CMA CGM Port Operations Coordinator, Charlotte Morton. In a fascinating chat, Charlotte spoke of the importance of pushing for more women in higher management roles within the maritime industry and how the treatment of seafarers simply must change.
Propeller Club Liverpool: Hi Charlotte! So, how long have you worked in the maritime industry?
Charlotte Morton: 2 years in June
PCL: What was your first job in the industry?
CM: Port Operations Coordinator
PCL: What do you think is the biggest current issue you are dealing with in your job?
CM: Lots of new processes and procedures have been brought in..all at the same time!
PCL: What is the next major challenge in shipping?
CM: Personally getting more women interested in the maritime industry and then them being able to thrive in operational and higher management roles!
PCL: What is the most positive change in shipping?
CM: Increase in connectivity and an increase in awareness of the need for cyber security!
PCL: What is the one thing that has to change?
CM: Treatment of seafarers!
PCL: What makes you most proud in your job?
CM: When there are no short shipments ie. all cargo loads and sails on the intended vessel!
PCL: If you were leaving school today what job would you want?
CM: Honestly… a Data Protection Officer!
PCL: Who in the industry has been your guiding light or inspiration?
CM: The Propeller Club members have really helped me out since being a student! Steven Jones, in particular, has been able to provide lots of helpful guidance
PCL: What do you love most about Liverpool?
CM: Liverpool is lovely – such a sociable place but I love the fact that there are quite a few restaurants now doing vegan options!!
PCL: Thanks for your time Charlotte!
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