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Shipping companies pledge to work for gender equality

A new initiative from Danish Shipping aims to increase the number of women in shipping. 15 companies will on Thursday have signed a charter in which they pledge to work actively toward gender equality. The goal is to ensure that three out of four Danish shipping companies have signed the charter within the next year.

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Major shipping companies such as Maersk, DFDS and Torm pledge to work to promote gender equality.

This is part of a new initiative launched by interest group Danish Shipping, which aims to increase the number of women employed at Danish shipping companies. Today, just 14 percent of employees at Danish shipping companies are women, while women account for just 7 percent of employees at sea.

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