The current year’s World Maritime Day will be celebrated on September 24, 2020 as an online occasion. The topic for 2020 World Maritime Day is ‘Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet’.
World Maritime Day is seen on September 24 to stamp the commitment of global maritime industries towards the economy of the world particularly transportation.
Consistently the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates World Maritime Day. The specific date is left to singular Governments in any case, it is normally commended during the most recent week in September, by and large the last Thursday of the month.
World Maritime Day focuses around the significance of shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine condition. It intends to bring issues to light about the significance of shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine condition.
World Maritime Day: Theme
The topic for 2020 World Maritime Day is “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet”. This subject is to focus in on giving a chance to bring issues to light of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The shipping business, with the help of the IMO administrative system, has just begun the change towards this economical future.
In the midst of the Covid-19 the day will be celebrated as an online occasion, because of social distancing measures brought about by the pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic has featured the professionalism and sacrifice of the 2,000,000 seafarers who serve on the world’s merchant fleet.
Transportation has kept on shipping over 80% of world exchange, including fundamental clinical supplies, food, and other essential products that are basic for the Covid-19.
Hundreds of thousands of seafarers face a humanitarian crisis as they have been stranded at sea, incapable to get off the boats they work with contracts reached out by numerous months.
World Maritime Day: History
The world depends on a protected, secure, and productive worldwide shipping industry, which is a fundamental segment of any program for future supportable green monetary development in a practical way.
International shipping transports in excess of 80 percent of worldwide exchange to people groups and networks everywhere on the world. World Maritime Day was first hung on March 17, 1978, to stamp the date of the IMO Convention’s entrance into force in 1958.
The IMO’s unique name was the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) yet the name was changed in 1982 to IMO. Delivery is the most proficient and cost-effective technique for worldwide transportation for most products; it gives a reliable, minimal effort methods for moving merchandise universally, facilitating commerce, and assisting with making prosperity among countries and people groups.
The enrollment of IMO incorporates for all intents and purposes all the countries of the world with an interest for maritime affairs, incorporating those associated with the shipping business and coastal states with an enthusiasm for securing their maritime environment.