Kitack Lam stresses importance of seafarer centres at ports around the world

Kitack Lam stresses importance of seafarer centres at ports around the world

Kitack Lim, the secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), took to YouTube yesterday to explain more about the theme about this year’s Day of the Seafarer, due on June 25. The focus this year will be on ports and seafarer centres.

“Under this year’s theme #SeafarersMatter, the campaign aims to engage the people working in ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them,” the IMO said in a release.

To encourage people to participate, IMO will launch an interactive world map which will feature the best port and seafarer centres from around the world, giving a chance to highlight best practices in seafarer support and welfare from around the world.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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