World Maritime Day 2022

The World Maritime theme for 2022 – ‘New technologies for greener shipping’ -reflects the need to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind. The theme provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of a sustainable maritime sector and the need to build back better and greener in a post pandemic world.

Join us in celebrating World Maritime Day 2022. Our theme for the year is “New technologies for greener shipping”.

Sustainable maritime transport and greener shipping

The imperative of maritime transport to support global sustainability is clear. Safe, secure, energy-efficient, affordable, reliable, low-carbon, climate-resilient and rule-based maritime transport systems contribute to achieving economically efficient, socially equitable and environmentally sound development.
The ongoing implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDGs 13 (Climate Action), 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development); 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), highlight the importance of partnerships and implementation to achieve these goals.
To support the sustainable development agenda, maritime transport will need to fully integrate economic, social and environmental sustainability considerations into relevant planning processes, policies and investment decisions. Greener shipping is central to this aim.

Message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim