“IMO Maritime Ambassador for Cyprus” participates at World Maritime Day 2017 activities

The International shipping community celebrates every year the World Maritime Day on the last week of September. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set for 2017, the 28 of September as the World Maritime Day, in order to highlight the importance of the Shipping Industry as the main contributor of World Trade as well as to emphasize on issues concerning the protection of the marine environment.

This year’s theme is “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” which was chosen as said by the IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim, “to shine a spotlight on the existing cooperation between ports and ships to maintain and enhance a safe, secure and efficient maritime transportation system.” The three-fold message of this year’s theme emphasizes on the importance of joined up maritime development across all sectors for an efficient and sustainable Shipping Industry.

Within this framework of celebrations, the “IMO Maritime Ambassador for Cyprus” and Deputy Director General of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, Mr. Alexandros Josephides participated in the celebrations, at the IMO Headquarters in London and presented the Cyprus Shipping Chamber’s activities to promote the maritime and seafaring professions in Cyprus.