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Successful re-election into Category B of the IMO council

Saturday 11 December 2021
Australia is pleased to have been re-elected into the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), continuing our key role in international shipping.
Australia relected to 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.

Read more about Australia's candidacy for category b of the IMO council