Today is World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day is observed every year on the last Thursday of every September. This year it will be observed on September 24, 2022.

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World Maritime Day is observed every year on the last Thursday of every September. This year it will be observed on September 24, 2022.

The purpose of the day is to appreciate the importance of maritime industry and to underline the importance of maritime security, maritime environment, safety, and shipping.

A safe and reliable international shipping industry is the foundation of the global free market. Being a cost-effective and efficient mode of transportation makes it an indispensable asset to our shared prosperity. The shipping industry employs over 1.5 million people.

The day also marks the day of adaptation of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) convention in 1958. It was first observed in 1978.