World Maritime Day (WMD) 2023

World Maritime Day 2023

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Jamaica joins with other International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member States and international organizations across the globe in celebration of World Maritime Day, this year under the theme, “MARPOL at 50 – Our Commitment goes on”. In an era where development is at its peak, we must ensure that we do not lose sight of the importance of keeping our environment safe. As many economies and sectors advance, the Maritime sector plays an important role in providing safe, affordable, and sustainable transport of goods and people. We must develop and implement new mechanisms to work toward our goals of having greener, safer and more sustainable maritime spaces.

World Maritime Day 2023

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“WITHOUT OUR oceans there would be no maritime industry, so it is fitting on World Maritime Day 2023 that Jamaica joins the international shipping industry to celebrate all that we have done, and continue to
do, to protect our vital marine environments.

Today’s theme across the globe is ‘MARPOL at 50 – our commitment goes on’. MARPOL is the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, and 50 years ago it was introduced by the International Maritime Organization, which governs global shipping.

World Maritime Day 2022

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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.

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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.

People are at the heart of green shipping’s technological ambitions says Jamaica

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People play a central role in the development of new technologies to help shipping meet its environmental goals and protect the marine environment say Jamaican maritime leaders.

As the maritime community comes together to celebrate World Maritime Day with its theme of New Technologies for Greener Shipping, Jamaica’s Transport Ministry and Maritime Authority have stressed the importance of ensuring people are also at the heart of maritime technological advances.

Jamaica’s Minister of Transport and Mining, the Hon. Audley Shaw, CD, MP, pledged: “We will leave no one behind,” as he endorsed the green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future.