Women in shipping organisation WISTA Norway has welcomed its first man.

Nor-Shipping director Per Martin Tanggaard has joined after WISTA cleared male membership last year. Some other national WISTA associations already have men involved.

It saw Tanggaard as the ideal person to announce the next chapter in its development, it said.

“Per Martin is an enthusiastic, open minded and forward-thinking member of the maritime community. As such he is a perfect ambassador for WISTA and our mission of promoting women within the industry,” said Bjorg Ekonrud, president of WISTA Norway.