IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu chaired the judging panel for the Seatrade Awards 2014
(14 April). The ceremony
included an award in support of IMO's theme for World Maritime Day 2014 ‘IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation’, won by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). IACS Chairman Mr R. Cazzulo received the award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal; Mr Sekimizu; and sponsor Mr Hui, Managing Director, China Classification Society.
IMO’s Beatrice Vormawah, Head, Technical Cooperation Implementation Coordination Section, represented IMO at the Ghana Maritime Authority’s three-day sub-regional seminar
on ship routeing and safety in navigation, Accra (7-10 April), for participants drawn from eight countries in West and Central Africa.
IMO’s Juvenal Shiundu, Deputy director, Technical Cooperation Division, is representing IMO at the Third Session of the Conference
of African Ministers of Transport, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (April 7-11). Mr. Shiundu urged countries to complete IMO's Country Maritime Profiles