Denmark succeeded in securing its seat in the IMO Council at the 31st Assembly, which took place this week. Denmark can now continue in the Council until 2021.
Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority:
I am delighted that we have been re-elected as member of the IMO Council with such good support. It is a great recognition of our efforts in the IMO. As one of the world's largest maritime nations, it is important for us to be represented at the highest level, so we canensure that IMO remains the global focal point for the regulation of shipping in these crucial years for the sector.
Quality shipping and climate
In the Council, Denmark will continue to work for Danish key issues.
“We will, among other things, use the seat in the Council to ensure quality shipping on a global scale and contribute to take action on the climate agenda,” explains Andreas Nordseth.
There were 45 candidates for a total of 40 seats in the Council. Denmark ran for a seat in Group C, where 20 of the 24 candidates where elected.