World Maritime Day observed

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World Maritime Day was observed on Thursday.
This year the theme of the day is New Technologies for Greener Shipping.
In his message on the occasion, Naval Chief Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi said this year’s theme reflects the need for greener transition of maritime sector for its sustainable future in line with Sustainable Development Goals.

He said efficient ports through their digitization are needed to complement such a transition. Newer technologies must therefore aim to reduce and prevent any adverse impacts on the marine environment and its biodiversity.
The Navy Chief said Pakistan Navy being a major stakeholder in the maritime sector is well cognizant of the importance of creating maritime awareness and exploiting full potential of Blue Economy.