Annually on the 25th of June the international shipping community celebrates the Day of the Seafarer set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). This is an important date in the shipping calendar giving us all the opportunity to honour and appreciate those who sail almost every inch of the sea throughout the length and breadth of our planet, bringing progress and development to the world. This year the overall theme was entitled ‘At Sea for All’.

As a token of our appreciation and gratitude to all of our seafarers, the staff of Interorient Shipmanagement, both at the Limassol Head Office and at its branch offices, participated in a number of activities and events organised throughout the week leading up to the 25th June and on the day itself.

It is estimated that 55,000 seafarers are employed onboard the ships operated by the member companies of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the shipping community family are indebted and very proud of them. Seafarers and their families deserve our appreciation and gratitude.