Jamaica underscored the importance of being at the heart of international maritime regulation by holding a reception in London last Thursday to launch its campaign for re-election to Category C of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the 2024-25 biennium.
ON SEPTEMBER 29, Jamaica joins with other International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states and observer international organisations across the globe to celebrate World Maritime Day under the
theme, ‘New Technologies for Greener Shipping’. As a largely maritime state, Jamaica supports the green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future, while we work together to ensure
cohesiveness and partnership. Indeed, we will leave no one behind. This support is demonstrated by the passage of the ballast water act in 2019, which is aimed at protecting Jamaica’s marine environment. This is also in keeping with commitments under the Ballast Water Management Convention, of which Jamaica is a signatory. With over 90 per cent of Jamaica’s trade conducted by sea, the Government recognises
the importance of the Blue Economy in spurring economic growth and development.
As the international shipping community comes together to mark World Maritime Day, the Maritime Authority of Jamaica pledges to work with its regional partners to promote a culture of enterprise
where new technologies can be developed to facilitate greener shipping and protect our vital marine environment while also being mindful of the need for shipping to decarbonize by 2050.
The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is pleased to advise of the appointment of William Nock of Jamaican Yacht Registration Services as a Deputy Registrar. Mr Nock will represent the Jamaica Ship Registry for the registration of yachts in the USA market space with effect from August 30, 2022.
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The Shipping industry contributes over 90 per cent of the world economy with food, fuel, raw material and manufactured goods all delivered by sea. It also provides employment for thousands of people yearly.
The Ministry of Transport and Mining salutes all our seafarers, who continue to provide essential services even under unprecedented and difficult conditions. The pandemic highlighted the professionalism and sacrifice of our seafarers, who served the country by ensuring that global supply and trade continued.