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IMO promotes National Maritime Transport Policy

IMO promotes National Maritime Transport Policy

IMO is continuing to introduce countries to the concept of National Maritime Transport Policies (NMTPs). Officials from 10 countries, including Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) took part in the 4th Advanced Maritime Leaders’ Programme (20 April).

IMO and World Maritime University experts covered the development, formulation and content of an NMTP. The objective is to achieve the maritime vision of a country and ensure the sector is governed in an efficient, sustainable, safe and environmentally-sound manner.

The session included an example of a sample policy decision made at an IMO body, allowing participants to better understand the context and issues to consider before transposing such a decision into their own NMTP. It also gave the opportunity for attendees to intervene with specific questions related to NMTP.

The event was organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Academy (MPAA).