Today: March 27, 2023
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Director General Ports and Shipping, Ministry of Maritimes, Govt of Pakistan, Alia Shahid and other dignitaries of the shipping industry have attended the World Maritime Day 2022 mega event held at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Karachi today. This year the event got more significance for the maritime fraternity as this was celebrated with the Nautical Institute, UK’s 50th anniversary.

Alia Shahid has assured full support of the ministry for maintaining a clean shipping environment and other help as required for the seafarers.

Keeping its tradition of celebrating the WORLD MARITIME DAY for more than three decades, The Nautical Institute, UK – Pakistan Branch, in collaboration with The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Pakistan chapter – and The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Pakistan, organized a one-day seminar to celebrate IMO World Maritime Day 2022.

Pakistan – 75th anniversary; Diamond Jubilee of Independence, making this year’s celebration unique for the Pakistan branch of international maritime organizations.

The theme for the year 2022, as approved by the council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is:


The event celebration comprised three sessions attended by well-known maritime national and foreign professionals, entrepreneurs, maritime students, Pakistan naval officers and Government officials. International participation via Zoom Meeting was arranged, and the event was attended on Zoom.

The first – Inaugural session commenced with reciting the holy Quran, followed by the speech of Maritime Industry officials.

HE KITACK LIM, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization, a video message was displayed.

Captain Andre L. Le. Goubin, President of The Nautical Institute, presented the Presidential address.

On this auspicious occasion, the chief guest addressed the gathering and stressed emerging technologies and the importance of greener shipping for a safe future.

Captain. DURING HIS KEYNOTE ADDRESS, S. M. Ajmal Mahmoodi, Chairman, The Nautical Institute – Pakistan, stated that it is an important event celebrated globally to provide an opportunity to focus on and value the shipping and maritime industry. He thanked all for coming and attending this mega event.

At the end of the first session, ‘The Beacon of Maritime Award’ was presented to ten senior maritime professionals who devoted their lives to uplifting Pakistan’s maritime community. A special committee of PMNOA selected the nominees, and the Global Radiance Group of Companies sponsored the award.

The inaugural session concluded with the presentation of mementoes and group photos.

The Second – Technical Session was rapporteur by Captain Ali Asghar. In the session, 7 papers were presented by a different segment of the maritime industry.

Captain Saleem Alavi, President of Sea Commerce America Inc, USA, presented his paper on Alternative Marine Fuels: Focus on Methanol as GHG friendly alternative fuel for the transport industry,

Simon Grainge, Chief Executive, ISWAN- UK, presented his presentation on International Seafarers Welfare & Assistance Network,

EMRE CEBECIOGLU, Sales Manager MEAI Region WARTSILA VOYAGE, gave his presentation on Wartsila Smart Ports Solutions,

Gary Hindmarch, Secretary International Association of Maritime Institutions-UK, presented his paper online on Maritime Training for green technologies,

Eng. Hamid Ali Khan, President, Pakistan Merchant Navy Officers’ Association, presented his paper on MARITIME STRATEGY IN PAKISTAN,

Capt. Muhammad Adeel Farooq, MSQ Superintendent, Global Radiance Group of Maritime Companies, presented his paper on Audacious strategy to reduce GHG emissions in the shipping sector, and in the end last paper by Ayesha Masood Khawaja, Executive Director SeaCare Pakistan (Private) Limited on the NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR GREENER SHIPPING

The chair summed up the session and appreciated the speakers’ valuable papers.

The third – Closing session was attended by participants with their spouses. During the welcome address, Sardar Yasin Malik, Chief Patron CILT Pakistan Territory, highly appreciated the organizers for successfully conducting this mega event.

Capt. S. M. Ajmal Mahmoodi, Vice President of Nautical Institute, presented the seminar’s recommendations.

Chief guest of the session, Vice Admiral (R) Khan Hasham Bin Saddique HI(M) Managing Director, Bahria Foundation, addressed the gathering, expressed his thoughts about the importance of this industry and witnessed the efforts to organize such a mega event.

Capt. Asim Iqbal, a member organizer committee, talked about Green shipping and recycling of the ship breaking industry, the upcoming convention implemented in 2023 for recycling of ships applicable in the Gadani Shipbreaking yard in Balochistan.

At the end of the closing session, Capt. Rashid Anwar, Principal, Maritime Training Institute, thanked sponsors and partners for their support and for making this event a success. He also thanked all for coming and participating in the event.


The Nautical Institute, Pakistan Branch this year, once again, celebrated the annual Day of the Seafarer in KPT STAFF COLLEGE, Lalazar today. It was an eye-catching motto: “Every seafarer’s journey is different, but they all face similar challenges”. Most speakers addressed the event in person, and others through Zoom Link.
For 2022, the Day of the Seafarers campaign, with the theme ‘Your voyage – then and now, share your journey.’ Talks were held about the look at seafarer voyages, what it includes, how they evolved, and what remains at the heart of seafarers’ reality.
This campaign has allowed seafarers to share what resonates with them currently, whether the crew change crisis is unresolved , Job and government policies, welfare of seafarers the future of technology.
Seafarers shares their experiences.

The welcome address was delivered by the Capt. Ajmal Mahmoodi, Vice President Nautical Institute, UK.
Video Message of Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General IMO; has been displayed.
Video message of Capt. John Lloyd, Chief Executive The Nautical Institute, HQ.
Address by Fabrizio Barcellona, Seafarers & Inland Navigation Sections Coordinator, ITF UK (By ZOOM link).
Commodore Syed Obaidullah also address at this occasion.

Mr Syed Salman Raza, Principal Officer, Mercantile Marine Department, Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Govt. of Pakistan;
address at the gathering.
Mr, Adam Panjri, General Secretary Pakistan Seamen’s Union, also express his views.
Deputy conservator Karachi Port Trust Capt. Haider Raza, also share his views.
Capt. Anwar Ali Shah, Chief Guest, Ex Director General Ports and Shipping, Board member PNSC has
Sum-up the event by addressing the gathering.
An Event was successful as largely attended by the seafarers of all ranks in person as well as on zoom link.


International Day For Women In Maritime 2022 - Pakistan

“M” International Group & The Nautical Institute – Pakistan Branch conducted a Seminar cum Webinar on the behalf of IMO. Mr. Nadir Mumtaz Warraich – Chairman KPT, Capt. S.M. Ajmal Mahmoodi – Managing Director “M” International Group, Ms. Jillian Carson – President, The Nautical Institute – UK via Zoom Meeting, and many other senior guests well attended the Seminar.
More than 50 females who are directly involved in the Maritime Industry of Pakistan attended the Seminar. The first female ship cadet from Pakistan Ms. Neelam Allah Ditta who enrolled herself for HND in Maritime Training Institute (MTI) also attended the Seminar. Mementos and certificates were distributed to all the participants.

Seminar "Port Management"

MTI in collaboration with Karachi Port Trust conducted 3 days Seminar “Port Management” at KPT Staff College Lalazar for the capacity building of KPT Staff. Students from IBA and Senior Staff of KPT attended the Seminar. At the end of Seminar, Certificates were distributed by the Capt. S. M. Ajmal Mahmoodi to all the attendees.

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Chairman Scancom Visit

Chairman Scancom with his son alog with Capt. Rashid Anwer visited the Maritime Training Institute – Karachi and witnessed all the facilities available at MTI.

scancom ceo visited mti maritime training institute capt. rashid capt. s m ajamal mahmoodi

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KPT Chairman along with DG Port & Shipping visit

KPT Chairman along with DG Port & Shipping visited Maritime Training Institute – Karachi for the inaugural ceremony of Karachi Harbour Simulator. Also they witnessed the 1st induction of Female Cadet in Pakistan and facilities available at MTI.

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Fatmid Foundation

Fatmid Foundation conducted blood collection activity at MTI -Karachi in November 2021. Students & Staff of Maritime Training Institute – Karachi donated blood.  Certificates were given to all the donators by th Fatmid Foundation.

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