World Maritime Day has been celebrated around the world in the last week of September. 2016’s theme was Shipping – Indispensable to the World.
2017’s take’s it up a notch with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) announcing the theme as “Connecting Ships, Ports and People.”
The theme was chosen to provide an opportunity to focus on the many diverse actors involved in the shipping and logistics areas.
The maritime sector, which includes shipping, ports and the people that operate them, can and should play a significant role helping Member States to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability ashore through promoting trade by sea; enhancing the port and maritime sector as wealth creators both on land and, through developing a sustainable blue economy, at sea.
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