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Ports and people to be World Maritime Day theme

[ January 18, 2017   //   ]

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) said that its theme for World Maritime Day 2017 would be “Connecting Ships, Ports and People”. At a ceremony at Felixcstowe on 18 January, IMO secretary general, Kitack Lim, said the key objectives would be improving cooperation between ports and ships and developing a closer partnership between the two sectors. It will seek to raise global standards for the safety, security and efficiency of ports, and for port and coastal state authorities, as well as standardising port procedures by identifying and developing best practice guidance and training materials.


Kitack Lim (left), secretary general of the IMO with Clemence Cheng, Hutchison Ports Europe managing director


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