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30/09/2019
Cyprus Shipping Chamber: WORLD MARITIME DAY 2019
 
The Cyprus Shipping Chamber, as the official representative of the Cyprus Shipping Industry, joins the international maritime community to celebrate “World Maritime Day”, which has been established and celebrated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) every year, at the end of September.

This celebration aims to highlight the vital role in transportation of goods and important contribution of the Shipping Industry to the Economy and Society in general.

In addition, it shows the significant progress made by the global Shipping Industry on matters regarding the safety and protection of the marine environment. On the occasion of the World Maritime Day, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber will participate today in a Beach Cleaning in Limassol, being organised by CYMEPA and the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus.

This year’s “World Maritime Day” is being celebrated on 26 September 2019 and the theme is “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”. The selected theme, serves a double purpose as it raises awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and highlights the important and various career opportunities for women within the Shipping sector.
Within the framework of the World Maritime Day celebrations, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), has produced a film with the message of the IMO Secretary General, Mr. Kitack Lim, promoting this year’s theme.
IMO - “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek8rRPdSPgE


source: NafsGreen