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Keep Up with the Conversation on Maritime Heritage

View the Webcast - Industry Leaders Discuss the Importance of the World Congress on Maritime Heritage to the Sustainability of Maritime’s Future

As a lead up to the Inaugural World Congress on Maritime Heritage in March, a conversation about the importance of this Congress and its relevance was broadcast to the world. You can still tune in. . .

United Nation’s International Maritime Organization Secretary-General to Keynote Maritime Heritage Conference in Singapore in March 2019

Secretary-General Kitack Lim to address more than 300 international leaders at inaugural Congress held at Resorts World Sentosa

Underscoring the importance of the inaugural World Congress on Maritime Heritage, to be held from 13 to 15 March 2019 in Singapore, the United Nation’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim will provide a keynote address at the beginning of the Congress. Co-organised by the Consortium for International Maritime Heritage (CIMH) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), the Congress will address the current state of the shipping industry, examine the sector’s past influence on global trade and cultural influences as featured in the world’s maritime museums, illuminate signature undersea archeological and exploration activities, and connect these communities to provide a window into the future.

Photo courtesy of ABB Group

Photo courtesy of ABB Group

World Maritime Heritage Congress to Analyse Threats and Opportunities in the Arctic

Arctic no longer protected by its remoteness; exposed to human influences

For most of its history, the Arctic has been protected by its remoteness and inaccessibility. Today, however, very few areas are truly removed from the influences of human activities. Climate change has made the Arctic and its resources more accessible than ever before in recorded human history.

Peter Hinchcliffe- Former Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

Peter Hinchcliffe- Former Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

Shipping Industry Facing Identity Crisis

Aligning with Public Facing Stakeholders a Commercial Necessity

Increased regulatory requirements. Public demand for reducing environmental impacts. Transparency provided by the internet and social networks. All of these factors are contributing to the necessity of the maritime industry to re-focus its public image. But how?

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Sustainability in Shipping-

The Ocean as a Pathway to a Sustainable Future is a key theme at WCMH 2019

Much of the maritime industry’s focus today is on sustainability in shipping. Driven by public demand leading to global regulations and supported by scientific research that the planet is in trouble, many are looking to the oceans for solutions.


Why we should care about maritime heritage?

Learn about discoveries of the past that will help us chart our common future. 





Royal Navy Dredges Up Maritime Artifacts

"3,200,000 cubic metres of mud – the equivalent of 12,800 Olympic-sized swimming pools –  have been dredged out to make Portsmouth Harbour ready for the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s next-generation aircraft carrier." -Royal Navy News

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Dramatic Drop in Containers Lost at Sea

"In 2016, the international liner shipping industry transported approximately 130 million containers packed with cargo, with an estimated value of more than $4 trillion." -The Maritime Executive


First World Congress On Our Common Maritime Heritage

"First Congress is designed to attract 300-500 international leaders and participants from diverse sectors including:

• All elements of the Maritime Industries Sector
• Port Cities, places, and communities connected to the ocean etc"