The IMO headquarters in the United Kingdom was one of numerous buildings, bridges, ports, ships, monuments, museums and other landmarks in more than 30 counties that were lit up blue on 30 September 2021 to celebrate World Maritime Day.
On 30 September 2021, IMO and the global maritime community come together to celebrate the annual World Maritime Day, with a focus on this year’s theme: “Seafarers: At the core of shipping’s future”.
This year it is framed as “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future” which seems ironic that something so obvious (workers enabling businesses to operate) is being so positioned and promoted in 2021.
New autonomous and digital technologies can transform seafarers’ work patterns by improving decision making, enhancing safety and allowing human beings to concentrate on what they do best
Global maritime charity Stella Maris is reiterating the need to get back to basics in crew welfare provision ahead of World Maritime Day 2021 which carries the theme ‘Seafarers: At The Core of Shipping’s Future’.
On 24 September, IMO and the global maritime community come together to celebrate the annual World Maritime Day. The 2020 theme is “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet”.
Major global businesses join the maritime industry, government, UN, and union leaders urging immediate political action on crew change crisis as the global business community points towards humanitarian crisis and global supply chain disruption.
National COVID-19 containment measures, including travel restrictions and border closures, continue to make it increasingly difficult for ship operators worldwide to conduct required crew changes.
IMO has been celebrating its major anniversaries during 2018, with a focus on the achievements of the past decades as well as the challenges of the future.
“Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019.