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Shipping’s unique role in providing most of everything that the world’s people need and want was once again the focus for an international audience, as Turkey hosted the 2016 World Maritime Day Parallel Event (4-6 November).rnrnThe event in Istanbul , which focused on the World Maritime Day theme, “Shipping: Indispensable to the World was formally opened by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, who emphasized that almost everyone on the planet is dependent on shipping.
This is a message that needs, and deserves, a wider audience. Almost everyone in the world today relies on shipping to some extent – but very few are aware of it. I have been doing my best to amplify this message during the course of the year and welcome the additional impetus that this event in Turkey will give to helping spread the news that shipping is indispensable to the world,” Mr. Lim said.