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The Maritime Industry Foundation wishes to reach out to people who know little or nothing about the industry. It is largely a low profile industry with little known about it by the world at large both in terms of historic and contemporary knowledge, and also in terms of the vast and useful service it provides to every one of us. However, when the industry does get coverage in the press, this tends to be in the wake of an accident or disaster, and is therefore for the wrong reasons and problems and disasters create a negative impression.
This lack of knowledge is perceived to create problems for the industry as a whole, making it difficult for it to take control of its destiny, to promote maritime heritage and to attract the dynamic young talent that it needs.
Our vision is Education.
Education of the public, and education within maritime circles to take the industry forward technologically, and to protect and identify maritime heritage.
The aim of our Maritime Industry Knowledge Centre is to enrich human knowledge and understanding of the vital roles of maritime industries and commercial shipping in the economic, social, political and cultural life of the global environment.
However, one of the challenges in realising these ambitions lies in the very nature of the industry. It is vast, global and fragmented, made up of a diverse range of segments with their associations, members and accompanying interests. The challenge is to unite all of these interests in one project which is neither political nor commercial and create a motivating, credible and appealing Maritime Industry Knowledge Centre in key languages with regional administrators and outreach programmes with customised regional resources.
The Knowledge Centre
The Maritime Industry Knowledge Centre is available from any device (smartphone, tablet or PC) in English, Mandarin.
Visit the Maritime Industry Foundation in Booth 21 at CMA Shipping 2019 for more information.
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