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What is IMO?

What is IMO? 850 567 Transmodal

The International Maritime Organization, also known as the IMO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is in charge of regulating and promoting safety and security in the shipping industry in addition to protecting the marine environment. Its official name is the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The International Maritime Organization (IMO) was created in 1948 and currently has its headquarters in London, in the United Kingdom. There are 170 full members and three associate members in this organization.

The mission of the organization is to provide a regulatory structure for the shipping sector that will assure safe and secure shipping that is also ecologically responsible and efficient operations. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is in charge of drafting and adopting international maritime regulations and conventions, and it strives to ensure that its member states comply with these norms and put them into effect. These laws cover a broad spectrum of subjects, such as ship construction and design, navigation, and maritime safety. In addition to this, the IMO works toward the elimination of marine pollution and the promotion of the industry’s continued growth in a manner that is environmentally responsible.