When Taylor Maritime Investments (TMI) carried out the first initial public offering in London for a shipping company in four years, another achievement seems to have gone unnoticed.

Of the executive team named in its IPO prospectus, half are women. The board of directors is also equally divided, with three men and three women.

TradeWinds news editor Eric Martin. Photo: TradeWinds Events

Shipping companies should now be on notice: it is entirely possible to have gender balance in the boardroom and in the C-suite today.