At the NAMEPA World Maritime Day conference in Cozumel, Mexico (23 October 2014), IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu
spoke of the need to use maritime heritage to inspire and engage younger
generations in order to ensure shipping has a sound basis for
sustainable growth in the future. (Pic: NAMEPA)
An IMO-organised seminar on the prevention of stowaways in eastern and southern Africa is being held in Durban, South Africa (21 to 23 October 2014) for representatives from the region’s main stowaway-embarkation ports. The aim is to identify capacity-building needs, measures to reduce stowaway cases and information that may lead to improved IMO guidance on stowaway prevention. Security, facilitation and human rights issues will be addressed. (Pic: The West of England P&I Club)
Koji Sekimizu this week becomes the first IMO Secretary-General to visit Mexico in an official capacity. Today (21 October), he gives the keynote address to the Fourth National Congress of Mexican Merchant Marine.
(Pic: Administración Portuaria Integral de Lázaro Cárdenas)