LONDON, United Kingdom, 1st December 2014.- During the 113th Session of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mexican Eusebio Salgado y Salgado has received the 2013 International Maritime Prize


Due to its strong academic background and his strong work in disseminating the work of IMO and its legal instruments in the Spanish-speaking world, Dr. Salgado y Salgado was nominated to this specialized agency of the United Nations by the Government of Mexico.

In the iconic IMO Headquarters in Albert Embankment, the Secretary General of the Organization, Koji Sekimizu, highlighted the background of the awarded, mentioning that he regularly attended IMO meetings as part of the Mexican delegation for nearly twenty years, besides his membership to the London Maritime Arbitrators Association and the International Law Association, all based in London.

Ambassador Diego Gomez-Pickering congratulated the Mexican Scholar on occasion of his distinction and in his message he stressed the task of the Government of Mexico to revitalize the Merchant Navy and its ambitious infrastructure project to expand the capacity of the Port of Veracruz.

He also recalled that Dr. Salgado y Salgado is author of the Manual of International Maritime Law and holds degrees in Law and Diplomatic Sciences, and two doctorates in International Relations and Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he currently holds professorships.

It is noteworthy that for more than 40 year career tenure, Dr. Salgado y Salgado has directed more than 300 theses and has advised different generations of students seeking to join the maritime national and international port sector, with the main objectives of the IMO.