The Somalia Shipping Code contains the necessary steps to accede all key IMO treaties, enabling the country to meet its responsibilities in line with IMO instruments.

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36 senior officials from the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) have received technical training to continue developing the Shipping Code, with the target to establish a National Maritime Administration for Somalia.

The workshop was key in guiding and providing the necessary institutional infrastructure for the management and delivery of the international obligations necessary for the maritime sector to thrive in the region.

Somalia has over 3,300 km of coastline, the longest and perhaps the most geographically significant in the Horn of Africa, four main commercial seaports and about five minor ports. However, plagued by decades of civil war, a lot of effort is needed to rebuild the sector.