World Maritime Day is an annual observance established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping.
World Maritime Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of the maritime industry and the critical role it plays in global trade, transportation, and sustainable development.
World Maritime Day is celebrated on the last Thursday of September each year and focuses on a specific theme related to maritime issues. The theme is chosen by the IMO to address current challenges and opportunities facing the maritime community.
World Maritime Day provides an opportunity for governments, organizations, and individuals to engage in discussions, seminars, workshops, and other activities that promote understanding and collaboration within the maritime sector.
The themes of World Maritime Day vary from year to year and cover a wide range of topics, including maritime safety, environmental protection, maritime security, shipping efficiency, maritime education, and more. The goal is to highlight the significance of shipping and the maritime industry in sustaining global trade, connecting nations, and promoting economic growth while emphasizing the need for responsible and sustainable practices.