Welcome to WISTA USA
WISTA USA, founded in 1997, is among the largest National WISTA Associations (NWAs) worldwide, with over 800 members spread across twelve regional Chapters: Connecticut; Delaware River & Bay Area; Florida; Great Lakes/Midwest; Hampton Roads; New England; New Orleans; New York / New Jersey; the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Washington, and Oregon); Texas; Washington, DC Metro; and West Coast (California and Hawai’i). Our members represent all facets of the maritime industry, including shipowners, charterers, operators, brokers, bankers, insurance professionals, attorneys, analysts, and government officials.
WISTA USA’s main goals are providing networking and educational opportunities for our members. In pursuit of these objectives, our various regional Chapters hold events, seminars, and social gatherings throughout the year, occasionally in conjunction with larger marine industry events. In addition, the WISTA USA Annual General Meeting takes place each spring, and the International Conference, open to all WISTA members worldwide, takes place each fall. All of these events – whether local, regional, national, or international – provide tremendous networking and educational opportunities for our members and thereby enhance the benefits of membership in the organization.
WISTA USA Celebrates 25 Years with AGM and Conference in Nation’s Capital
2023-2024 WISTA USA Board of Directors (Left to Right, Back Row: Jillian Tobias, Christina Liviakis Gianopulos, Kate Belmont, Meredith Kirby, Sarah Burroughs, Anna Silva, Marlene Boyer, Sarah Brennan. Not pictured: Jeanne Grasso.) PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WISTA USA, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, celebrated its 25th anniversary with an exceptional lineup of presenters…
ABS Explores Clean Energy Transition Challenges and Technology Trends with Maritime Leaders from Northern Euro
Maritime industry leaders from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland attended the ABS Northern Europe Committee meeting to hear the latest thinking from ABS about the clean energy transition and sustainability strategies. “With advanced solutions in technology and compliance, we are pioneering new sustainability strategies and services to help owners and operators along their decarbonization journey.…
Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping from ICS – WISTA Member Discount
International Chamber of Shipping and WISTA International– Member Discount –on Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping The ICS Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping has been developed to create awareness and inspire change in the strategies, policies and practices that will enable the maritime industry to meet the needs of the diverse seafarer community. It…