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August 24, 2016


During 2014 we wish to celebrate our 40 year anniversary by taking our networking a step further and throw open our doors to the public. We have designed a new Logo incorporating the 40 years in shipping.Wista - 40th Anniversary logo

The shipping industry has changed over the last 40 years:-

  • ISM & ISPS Codes, MLC and many other conventions have been ratified and enforced since 1974.


  • Gadgets like the video cassette have come and gone, replaced by DVDs and Blue Rays; we also have seen the evolution from the simple brick like mobile phones to much smaller smart phones; IPods, computers on every desk, Tablets and I-Pads, Kindle and Kobo, cable TV, Cash Machines dispensers, Fax, Email, PDF and PPS, budget airlines


  • Soon even a new Panama Canal!


In fact, the world in which we live today is quite different from just 40 years ago when 4 British women got together for the first time and started the WISTA-UK association.

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we would like to ask, if you could name the five most important events, ideas or developments on the past 40 years in our industry, what would those be? It will be an interesting recollection!