Poland prepares for official World Maritime Day celebration
World Maritime Day is celebrated all over the world and every year IMO sanctions an official “Parallel Event” to formally mark the occasion away from the Organization’s London headquarters.
IMO says this year it is the turn of Poland to host the Parallel Event, in the port city of Szczecin (13-15 June). The 2018 Parallel Event will focus on four key aspects of IMO’s overall theme for its 70th anniversary year, "IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future". It will examine in detail green and smart shipping, big data and cyber security, new transport routes and the future of the maritime labour market.
Poland’s Parallel Event will be hosted by the Ministry of Maritime Economy & Inland Navigation; and at the Polish Embassy in London this week (26 March), Deputy Minister Grzegorz Witkowski formally invited London-based permanent representatives to IMO to attend the June event.