Speaking at the Dalian Maritime University, Mr. Lim told students the course will help them to make their own contribution towards achieving the key IMO objective: Ensuring shipping can continue to serve the global population in a safe and sustainable manner.

In addition, attending the China Maritime Day and Global Green Maritime forums, and IMO 70th Anniversary celebrations in Shanghai, Mr. Lim outlined IMO’s achievement in the 70 years since the Organization was formed and 60 since it became operational.

He also highlighted the theme for the anniversary celebrations "Our Heritage: Better Shipping for a Better Future" and how it looks to both the past and into the years that lie ahead, providing an opportunity to reflect and showcase how the Organization has developed and adapted while staying true to its overall mission – to promote safe, secure, environmentally sound, efficient and sustainable shipping.

Finally, Mr. Lim toured the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for Asia (MTCC Asia), which was launched at the end of 2016 as part of the global network for energy-efficient shipping under the GMN project, funded by the European Union and run by IMO. The network of five regional centres are promoting technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector.