Singapore has been re-elected into the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a 14th consecutive two-year term, said the Ministry of Transport on Saturday (30 November).
The election was held during the 31st Session of the IMO Assembly, on 29 November 2019 in London, the United Kingdom.
Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, led the delegation comprising officials from the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
“Singapore is honoured to be re-elected to the IMO Council and is grateful for the support of our fellow IMO Member States. We will continue to contribute actively towards the IMO’s goals,” he said, following Singapore’s successful re-election.
Singapore was first elected to the IMO Council in 1993 and has since been re-elected to the Council at subsequent biennial IMO Assemblies.
As an IMO Council Member, Singapore has contributed to, and played an active role in the IMO, including serving in various leadership positions and making significant contributions towards advancing the efforts of the international maritime community to enhance navigational safety, promote efficient and sustainable shipping, and protect the marine environment.
The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2020-2021 biennium:
Category (b) – 10 States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade:
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.
Category (c) – 20 States not elected under (a) or (b) above, which have special interests in maritime transport or navigation and whose election to the Council will ensure the representation of all major geographic areas of the world:
Bahamas, Belgium, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey.
Photo credit: International Maritime Organization
Published: 2 December, 2019
‘We are here to transfer the extremely valuable knowledge gained over the past six years to the maritime sector, such that our customers are comfortable in the use of such biofuels,’ states CEO Olivier Baiwir.
Newly appointed Anthony Mollet speaks to Manifold Times about his role, vision, value proposition and plans for the Marine Fuels Alliance to become a wide-reaching and engaging bunkering industry association.
SFP will be retrofitting VPT’s existing bunker vessel with its Full Electric Ready (FER) system and seeks to commission the vessel in the second quarter of 2022, CEO of SFP George Lee tells Manifold Times.
Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services, Oldendorff Carriers, Lloyd’s Register and organisers took part in a Bunker Quality Claims Webinar moderated by Manifold Times on 10 November.
‘Though it did introduce temporary commercial and operational disruptions, we took a constructive view of the situation and chose to use this event as a learning opportunity,’ shares a Consort Bunkers spokesperson.
Gealubes Consulting & Trading, the authorised marine business distributor of PANOLIN EALs at Singapore port, shares a two-part education series on Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants on Manifold Times.
30 Nov 2021