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Every year Europe celebrates European Maritime Day (EMD) to honour its rich maritime heritage and to highlight the importance of its seas as well as promote sustainable practices in the maritime sector. This day serves as a reminder of the crucial role that Europe’s oceans and seas play in supporting economic growth, environmental sustainability, and cultural diversity.

European Commission Annual Event

The European Commission organises an annual event that brings together stakeholders from government and maritime industry to discuss maritime policies, innovations, and challenges. This year this will be held in Svendborg Denmark on the 30-31 May 2024.

During European Maritime Day, a range of events take place, including conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and networking sessions. Participants engage in discussions on topics such as marine conservation, blue economy strategies and the digital transformation in ports.

European Maritime Day, MCAST, Presentation
European Maritime Day, MCAST, Presentation

Themes of discussion

Climate change, ocean pollution, digital transformation are among the key issues that require ongoing attention and innovative solutions. EMD serves as a platform to envision a sustainable and prosperous future for Europe’s seas and coastal communities.

European Maritime Day symbolises the unity and vision of Europe’s maritime community in advancing sustainability, innovation, and safeguarding marine ecosystems. As we celebrate European Maritime Day, let us ensure our commitment to preserving our oceans for generations to come.

As part of the lead up to this and following the theme of community and future generations; our General Manager took time out to deliver a seminar to Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’ (MCAST) sea cadets on “Technical Introduction to Shipping”.