August 3, 2023

IMO’s 2024 World Maritime theme centers on safety

MARITIME Safety has been selected by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for its 2024 World Maritime Theme, which will culminate in the celebration of World Maritime Day on Sept. 26, 2024. Entitled “Navigating the future: safety first!,” the theme reflects IMO’s work to enhance maritime safety and security, in tandem with the protection of the marine environment, while ensuring its regulatory development process safely anticipates the fast pace of technological change and innovation. “This theme would allow us to focus on the full range of safety regulatory implications arising from new and adapted technologies and the introduction of alternative fuels including measures to reduce GHG emissions from ships as IMO strives to ensure the safety and efficiency of shipping are maintained, and potentially improved so that the flow of seaborne international trade continues to be smooth and efficient,” IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said.