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Shipping is a cost effective and energy efficient method of transporting goods around the globe.
By its resolution 63/111 of 5 December 2008, the UN General Assembly designated 8 June as World Oceans Day.
In 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), designated June 25th as the International Day of the Seafarer as a way to recognize that almost everything that we use in our daily lives has
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The book provides an introduction to shipping in all its aspects. It is a valuable source of information for students of traditional maritime law as...
Over more than three decades starting in the 1990s, thousands of robberies, acts of piracy, and other violent attacks against merchant vessels have...
Ship recycling is considered the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of a vessel reaching the end of her operational life.
December 23, 2016
President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Mr. Mohammad Saeednejad, Vice-Minister of Transport and Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization of the Government of Iran and Mr. Mahmud Fotuhi Firoozabad, President of the Sharif University of Technology, signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 28 November.
December 16, 2016
On 13 December, the Nordic Council of Minsters’ Nordic Working Group for Global Climate Negotiations (NOAK) organized a workshop on Nordic Action for a Transformation to Low-carbon Shipping at WMU. Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry welcomed the group noting the importance of low-
December 12, 2016
During the 117th session of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) the President of WMU, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry and Vice Admiral Victor Emanuel Pomar Calderón, Director of the Dirección General de Capitanías y Guardacostas del Perú (DICAPI), signed the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Univers
December 12, 2016
Following IMO’s call to member States to support the World Maritime University, WMU has received contributions from the Government of Germany and the Government of Malaysia to support e-learning initiatives at WMU.
December 9, 2016
On 5 December, WMU researchers presented an overview of the Wreck Responsibilities in Northern Europe (WRENE) project at a Swedish Agency for Water and Marine Management (SwAM) workshop in Gothenburg. SwAM’s Senior Advisor, Dr.
December 7, 2016
On 1 December, President Doumbia-Henry made a presentation at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Workshop in Paris entitled: Maritime Clusters and Global Challenges.
December 2, 2016
President Doumbia-Henry delivered an address at the 4th Sustainable Ocean Summit hosted by the World Ocean Council (WOC) in Rotterdam entitled: Ocean 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Business Community.