AAPA and a large segment of its hemispheric membership will commemorate National Maritime Day during the work week of May 18-22. To mark the occasion – which annually recognizes the mariners, the maritime industry, ports and their workforces – vessels in harbors and at berth throughout the hemisphere are being encouraged to sound their horns or whistles four times at noon each day from May 18 to May 22 as they work to move COVID-19 response necessities and other goods around the globe.
This year’s National Maritime Day theme, Sound Off for National Maritime Day, focuses on the current COVID-19 global pandemic response and recovery effort. It’s a recognition of the dedication, sacrifice and professionalism of the port industry workforce in their collective efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus while ensuring a steady flow of vital goods and services.
For more information about AAPA’s Sound Off for National Maritime Day initiative, click here.