The aim of the 2017 theme was chosen to provide an opportunity to focus on the many diverse factors involved in the shipping and logistics areas and to build on the World Maritime Day theme for 2016, “Shipping: indispensable to the world”.
This is done by focussing on helping IMO Member States to develop and implement maritime strategies to invest in a joined-up, interagency approach that addresses the whole range of issues, including the facilitation of maritime transport, and increasing efficiency, navigational safety, protection of the marine environment, and maritime security.
Such an approach will allow relative UN entities the chance of contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are a broad response to the challenges facing the world today.
Ultimately, more efficient shipping, working in partnership with a port sector supported by governments, will be a major driver towards global stability and sustainable development for the good of all people.
ABMA Education are proud to be an awarding body that offers qualifications within the shipping industry across a number of continents with thousands of learners studying every year.
These specialised qualifications are devised with the support of industry experts and prominent sector employers, helping learners to develop a successful career in this essential and vastly growing industry. Our qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the principals of shipping and logistics in addition to highly sought-after, practical skills making our learners extremely competent and capable employees.
We have great links with Marine Learning Alliance (MLA), IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology) and Southampton Solent University providing great opportunities to progress onto degree and master’s programmes, some of which carry the opportunity to apply for bursaries of up to 75%.
Please visit the following link for more information https://abma.uk.com/progression/