World Maritime Day Highlights Gender Equality in Maritime

Today's World Maritime Day celebration is bringing attention to the importance of gender equality in the maritime industry and especially the contribution of women within the sector. World Maritime Day is an International Maritime Organization event celebrated each year on September 26 to celebrate the crucial role that the international maritime industry’s has on … [Read more...]

This Map Perfectly Illustrates The Importance of Shipping In Today’s World

If you haven't heard already, today, September 29, 2016, is World Maritime Day, an official UN day of observance for the important role shipping has on the modern world. We already posted what people are saying about #WorldMaritimeDay online HERE. Right now there are over 1 million seafarers working on more than 50,000 commercial ships trading across the globe, and … [Read more...]

#WorldMaritimeDay Roundup from Around the World

Happy World Maritime Day! The International Maritime Organization's World Maritime Day is an official United Nations day of observance in recognition of the important role international shipping has on the global economy. This year's theme is "Shipping: indispensable to the world", chosen to focus on the critical link between shipping and global society. This year the IMO … [Read more...]

IMO Celebrates World Maritime Day 2014 with Call for Effective Implementation

Today, September 25th, marks the 37th annual World Maritime Day, a day established by the United Nations (UN) via the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and used to celebrate and focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment, particularly relating to aspects of the IMO’s work. The theme of this year’s celebration … [Read more...]

IMO Marks World Maritime Day With Call for Sustainable Development

Today marks the 36th annual World Maritime Day, celebrating the theme "Sustainable Development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20". Rio+20, short for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, took place in Brazil in June 2012 and marked the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the … [Read more...]