As part of IMO ongoing work to train future leaders of the maritime world, students from the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta are being introduced to key issues in maritime transport policy making (23-26 November). IMO has been providing training to its interested Member States on developing, adopting and updating national maritime transport policies (NMTPs) since 2015.  

The seminar, delivered virtually by IMO and the faculty of the World Maritime University (WMU), highlighted the importance of good governance practice to guide planning, decision making and legislation in the maritime sector. It also provided an opportunity for students to take part in a practical group exercise during which they were able to further familiarize themselves with the NMPT concept and formulate the key aspects of a maritime transport policy for an imaginary State. 

The seminar is being held for its fifth consecutive year, thanks to the continuing collaboration between IMO and its two global maritime training institutions – WMU and IMLI.