Addressing the IMO Council, assembly for its 116th session at IMO Headquarters in London final July 7th, 2016, Mr. Kitack Lim has said:
“The maritime sector, which involves delivery, ports and the humans that operate them, can and should play a significant role helping Member States to create stipulations for accelerated employment, prosperity and stability ashore by means of selling exchange via sea; improving the port and maritime sector as wealth creators each on land and, by means of establishing a sustainable blue economy, at sea”.
“it is a very confident signal to the broader maritime group that M. Kitack Lim has despatched through proposing as a theme for 2017 World Maritime Day: “Connecting Ships, Ports and humans” says Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary basic of FEPORT.
“We can not but help M. Lim’s inclusive procedure aiming at involving all actors shipping, public and confidential port stakeholders with the objective of opting for and selling the first-rate cooperative practices” continues Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid.
Last March 1st, 2016, within the framework of his participation to the 2016 ICHCA convention about ‘greater Ships, larger Challenges’, M. Lim addressed the predominant matter of “dependable, cozy and efficient world maritime trade within the context of latest global challenges” and already committed to strive to make the nice use of his reputable expertise of the maritime and port industries to promote cooperation between all maritime stakeholders.
“exclusive Port Operators and terminals are convinced to see that M. Lim’s announcement has translated right into a concrete inspiration. They’re completely committed to play their position to facilitate trade and make a contribution to fiscal progress and as a consequence subscribe to the objectives of the 2017 World Maritime Day”.
“it is major not to put out of your mind that 90% of items are carried by using vessels and that after they attain ports they still must continue their ride until ultimate destination i.E. End consumers. In this appreciate, as urged through M. Lim, the role of the other parties of the supply and logistics chain and extra in particular port stakeholders is primary” concludes Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid.