World Maritime Day 2021 Theme, History, Significance, Celebration, Activities and More

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World Maritime Day 2021 Theme, History, Significance, Celebration, Activities and More: Every Year, World Maritime Day will be celebrated on 30 September this year to pay honour to the Maritime Industry for the economic development of the whole world. Let us tell you, what is maritime and maritime trade? Business through Sea routes is called maritime trade. The day is celebrated by International Maritime Organization every year. The day is usually celebrated with the aim of highlighting the importance of shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine environment.

Let us tell you more briefly about World Maritime Day, it’s Current (2021) Theme, History, Significance, Celebration, Activities and More.

When is World Maritime Day celebrated?

Usually, World Maritime Day is celebrated on the Thursday of the last week of September. This Year, the last Thursday of this month is on 30 September. So, World Maritime Day will be celebrated on 30 September.

History, and Significance

On 17 March 1948, International Maritime Organization (IMO) was founded. After 30 years of its foundation, on 17 March 1978, World Maritime Day was first celebrated. Let us tell you IMO’s initial name was Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), but in 1982 the name was changed into International Maritime Organization. As per recent data, today almost 90% of the world goods are carried by sea and maritime transport account for over 90% of European Union external trade and 43% of its internal trade (UNCTAD, 2007).

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World Maritime Day 2021 Theme

The current year (2021) theme of World Maritime Day is “Seafarers: At the Core of Shipping’s Future”.

Top 5 International Sea Trading Routes

1. Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait

2. Panama Canal

Panama Canal

3. Saint Lawrence Seaway

Saint Lawrence Seaway

4. Strait of Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz

5. Strait of Malacca

World Maritime Day History


  • If you’re a teacher, aware students about career opportunities in Maritime Sector.
  • Host Career fairs with the theme “career options in maritime“.
  • Raise fund and donate to the fishermen.
  • Conduct maritime quiz.

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