posted :18th october 2019
London: Malaysia has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) council for the 2020-2021 as representative. International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping. Malaysia has now held its seat on the IMO council for the eighth consecutive term. This time, Malaysia appointed with a higher vote tally and earning the third-highest spot among 24 countries after Singapore.spect of usability nor trading.
Malaysia not only managed to retain its seat at the IMO council under Category C during a recent re- election, it also won a record number of votes with 142 out of 165 members.
Category A comprises 10 states with the largest interest in providing international shipping services, namely China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, South Korea, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States.Category B are 10 states with the largest interest in international sea borne trade, namely Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. Category C comprises countries that have specialty in maritime transport and navigation. The election to the IMO council ensures the representation to all major geographic area of the world.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke, believes that as a maritime, Malaysia has the capabilities to compete with the best. Malaysia who led a 30-strong delegation consisting of offers from the ministry, the Naval Department, Port Authority as well as main players in the nation’s maritime industry, considered the win as a mandate for Malaysia to carry out its responsibility in order to develop nations that look up to its as a role model.