Thursday, 28 September 2017

World Maritime Day 2017 – Connecting Ships, Ports and People

World Maritime Day is officially celebrated on the last Thursday in September every year and is recognised by the United Nations, through its agency, the International Maritime Organisation. The purpose of the day is to highlight the importance of shipping
The world relies on a safe, secure and efficient international shipping industry, which is an essential component of any programme for future sustainable green economic growth in a sustainable manner.United Nations

The theme for World Maritime Day in 2017 is 'Connecting Ships, Ports and People', building on the previous year's theme of 'Shipping: indispensable to the world'.
Ultimately, more efficient shipping, working in partnership with a port sector supported by governments, will be a major driver towards global stability and sustainable development for the good of all people.United Nations

It is this theme that is the subject of the official message by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO, on World Maritime Day 2017.

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