World Maritime Day 2023 is celebrated annually on September 28 in several countries around the globe. The global observance highlights the maritime industry’s contribution to the world economy. The aim of the event is to emphasize the significance of shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine environment. The World Maritime Day 2023 theme is ‘MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on’, which reflects the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) long history of protecting the environment from the impact of shipping. The theme spotlights the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), which covers the prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes. Scroll down to learn more about the international observance.

World Maritime Day 2023 Date

World Maritime Day 2023 will be celebrated on Thursday, September 28.

World Maritime Day 2023 Theme

The World Maritime Day 2023 theme is ‘MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on’.

World Maritime Day Significance

World Maritime Day is an excellent opportunity to educate people about the critical role that the maritime industry plays in the world's economy. The day encourages collective action to ensure a sustainable future for all countries. Shipping is the most efficient and cost-effective method of international transportation for most goods as it provides a dependable, low-cost means of transporting goods globally. The maritime industry is hence a crucial driver of global trade and economic growth. On this day, several events are held around the world focusing on educating the people and communities about maritime-related issues.

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