Durban roundtable focuses on COVID, digitalization and implementation

Transport and maritime Ministers and senior officials from five countries took part in a roundtable discussion with IMO Secretary‑General Lim, during the World Maritime Day Parallel Event (WMDPE), which is being held in Durban, South Africa (12 to 14 October 2022). 

The high-level discussions focused on two main topics; the impact on shipping and seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic and how communication and digitization can improve information sharing in the future, and the effective implementation of IMO instruments to ensure no country is left behind.

Taking part were: IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim; Dr. Majid Ali Nazi, Member of the Board and Deputy Director of Maritime Affairs, Ports and Maritime Organization, Islamic Republic of Iran; Dr. Magdalene Ajani, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Nigeria; Mr. Yap Ong Heng, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Transport, Singapore; Ms. Sindisiwe Chikunga, Deputy Minister of Transport, South Africa; Captain Saif Al Mheiri, Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Maritime, United Arab Emirates.

Source & Photo : IMO