description Top Story

IMO webinars put fishing vessel safety high on agenda

A series of regional webinars will promote the importance of ratifying the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety.

Find out more
description Top Story

IMO working group agrees further measures to cut ship emissions

IMO forges ahead with development of new short-term measures to implement GHG strategy.

Find out more
description Top Story

IMO celebrates 75th anniversary of the United Nations

The International Maritime Organization joins the wider UN family in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter, on 24 October.

Find out more
description Top Story

Brazilian and Filipino seafarers to receive IMO Bravery Award

Two Brazilian pilots and officer from the Philippines will receive the 2020 IMO Award.

Find out more
What's New
image
22 October 2020

Addressing challenges faced by seafarers: regional webinars launched

IMO has held the first in a series of regional webinars for Member States on the challenges faced by seafarers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event (21 October) for Eastern and Southern Africa covered pressing issues including crew change, repatriation, medical care, emotional and mental health support. The objective of the series is to identify best practices with a view to alleviating the current crisis affecting seafarers and the shipping industry. Some 400,000 seafarers are stranded on ships after contracts have been extended or have expired, with similar numbers waiting to join ships.

Continue Reading
image
20 October 2020

Maritime technology centre project extended

A key project to support the reduction of GHG emissions from shipping in developing countries through regional maritime technology cooperation centres has been extended to June 2021. The Global MTCC Network (GMN) Project is implemented by IMO and funded by the European Union.

Continue Reading
image
18 October 2020

Public-private alliance to combat biofouling expands

Tas Global Co., Ltd and DHI Water and Environment are the latest entities to join the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety, an initiative launched in June 2020 by the IMO GloFouling Partnerships project. The initiative works to promote collaboration with the private sector to address two of the most pressing environmental issues of our time: invasive species and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Continue Reading

Mr. Kitack Lim

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.


Mr. Kitack Lim

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.


image
image
image
image
image
image
image
image
IMO Twitter