WORLD MARITIME DAY PARALLEL EVENT

Szczecin, JUNE 13 - 15, 2018



March 26, 2018 Promoting World Maritime Day
Parallel Event 2018 in Szczecin
LONDON

A meeting took place at the Polish Embassy in London to promote the World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2018, which will take place in Szczecin on 13th-15th June.

Poland's Deputy Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation Grzegorz Witkowski took part in a meeting with Permanent Representatives of numerous countries to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Director of Legal Affairs and External Relations Division at IMO Frederick Kenney.

Opening the event, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to London Arkady Rzegocki said: "I would like to wholeheartedly invite you all to Poland to celebrate with us the World Maritime Parallel Event in Szczecin."

In his speech, Deputy Minister Witkowski outlined the leading themes of this year's event and said that it is not only a success for Poland, but also for the region. "The World Maritime Parallel Event in Szczecin will be held for the first time in a country of Central and Eastern Europe and of the Baltic Sea region," he said.

IMO's Frederick Kenney followed with his remarks, explaining the idea behind the event.

World Maritime Day Parallel Events focus on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment. The leading themes of this year's event are green and smart shipping, big data and cybersecurity in shipping, new transport routes and the future of maritime labour market.






Fot. Polish Embassy in London, Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation