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”.
World Maritime Day
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.
On 26 September, IMO and the global maritime community celebrate the annual World Maritime Day, under the theme “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”.
The issue of Gender Inequality is older than you and I reading this. What started on a social level has percolated deep into the corporate echelons, including the Maritime sector.
Improving the participation of women in society leads to better social and economic outcomes. This is also true in the maritime community.
This provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, specifically, SDG 5, and to highlight the important – yet under-utilized – contribution of women within the maritime sector.
International seafarer welfare charity issues water-based challenge to the global maritime community in bid to raise money for vital seafarer support services
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.