The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) joins the world in commemorating World Maritime Day.
World Maritime Day was first held in 1978. It focuses on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine environment.
This years’ theme, Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet, provides flexibility to the Secretariat and the Member States in highlighting the myriad of topics and challenges in meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the significance of the shipping industry as a leading facilitator of the global economy.
Today, in addition to recognizing the influence of the shipping industry and the efforts of the IMO and organizations alike, SLASPA celebrates the achievements of the Division of Maritime (DMA) Affairs.
Throughout September, the Authority embarked on a knowledge campaign geared toward raising public awareness of maritime. To close the curtain of this month-long activity the division of Maritime Affairs hosted a panel discussion on September 25, 2020 at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labor.
The day’s proceedings ended with the launch of the Division of Maritime Affairs official website https://www.slaspa.com/maritime/index.php