Honoring the World Maritime Day, themed ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’, CLIA presents some of its most important members of its team, raising awareness of the importance of diversity and gender equality in the cruise industry as well as highlight the significant contributions of women at the helm of cruise leadership.
World Maritime Day
Honoring the World Maritime Day, themed ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’, the Panama Canal presents some of its most important members of its team, who hold key positions, from overseeing operations on the ground to representing the Canal abroad.
The global movement for gender equality and women’s empowerment has broken new ground in recent years, making headlines in all sectors and in maritime industry as well. Implementing strategies and initiatives that enable the industry to embrace the gender diversity is critical nowadays more than ever!
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) join forces for new video in celebration of this year’s theme for World Maritime Day ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’, which is scheduled to be screened on Thursday September 26 at the IMO headquarters in London.
On 26 September, the global maritime community celebrates the annual World Maritime Day, under the theme “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”. Gender equality has been recognized as one of the key drivers to enhance diversity and therefore efficiency in the business world, and especially in the male-dominated shipping sector.
Shipping must draw talent from every corner of the globe and every sector to ensure its own sustainability, was the key message of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, in his opening remarks to the 2019 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event, held in Cartagena, Colombia, on 15-18 September.
After focusing on the empowerment of women in the maritime community this year, the IMO Council selected “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet” as the World Maritime theme for 2020, in a bid to raise awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On the occasion of the World Maritime Day 2018, Timothy Walker, Senior Maritime Security Researcher at ISS Pretoria, analyzes key issues affecting Africa in terms of its ocean and maritime security development. Mr. Walker refers, among others, to the exploitation of marine and seabed resources and sustainable fisheries.
World Maritime Day is an official United Nations day, celebrated every year on September 27. It provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of shipping and other maritime activities. On this day, the IMO also celebrates 70 years since the Organization was adopted. This year’s World Maritime Day theme is “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future”.
Improving maritime safety in the Pacific is in the spotlight at an in Auckland on 19 September, to celebrate World Maritime Day. The Pacific Maritime Safety Programme’s long-term goal overall is reducing the risk of loss of life at sea. This year’s World Maritime Day theme is ‘Our heritage – better shipping for a better future’.
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