The World Maritime Day was first celebrated in 1978 to mark the 20th anniversary of the IMO Convention’s entry into force. Now every year, the event is celebrated by the member states in the last week of September, throughout the world to draw attention on the importance of maritime sector and its contributing factors like shipping safety, security, technology and the marine environment.
Besides shipping, the maritime industry has many more extensive domains, such as, renewable and non-renewable energy sectors, fisheries, maritime transportation, tourism, climate change and waste management, etc. The maritime sector is considered as key financial pillar for any country.
The World Maritime theme for 2022 – “New Technologies for Greener Shipping” reflects the need to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind. The theme provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of a sustainable maritime sector and the need to re-build better and greener in a post pandemic world.
Pakistan as a maritime nation and one of the members of International Maritime Organization (IMO) is also celebrating Maritime Day along with other member states worldwide. In this perspective, NIMA is hosting a Webinar to highlight the importance of safety, security, affordability, energy-efficiency, low-carbon, climate-resilient and rule-based maritime transport systems that contribute to achieve economically efficient, socially equitable and environmentally sound developed.