Successful re-election into Category B of the IMO council
On 10 December 2021 in London, Australia was successfully re-elected into category b of the IMO council, a specialised United Nations agency responsible for the safety, efficiency and environmental performance of international shipping.
Category b is made up of only 10 IMO Member states with the largest interest in international seaborne trade and Australia’s representation in this category reflects on our standing as a significant maritime nation.
The world’s largest commodities exporter, 99% of Australia’s international trade is carried by sea and Australia receives over 28,000 visits per year from international trading ships.
Australia is a proud Council member. We are committed to ensuring that IMO can meet the new challenges arising from emerging technology, global trade expansion, and environmental developments and have successfully championed a range of reforms to make the Organization more open, fair, transparent and accessible to all.