IMO Council Members (2022-2023)

The IMO Assembly (6-15 December 2021) elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2022-2023 biennium:


Category (a): 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services (listed in alphabetical order)
  • China

  • Greece

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Norway

  • Panama

  • Republic of Korea

  • Russian Federation

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • United States


Category (b): 10 States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade:
  • Australia

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • France

  • Germany

  • India

  • Netherlands

  • Spain

  • Sweden 

  • 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

  • Malaysia

  • Malta

  • Mexico

  • Morocco

  • Philippines

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia 

  • Singapore

  • Thailand

  • Turkey  

  • Vanuatu

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The following had indicated their candidature for the IMO Council 2022-2023. 
 

For Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: 

  • China

  • Greece

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Norway

  • Panama 

  • Republic of Korea

  • Russian Federation

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • United States

For Category (b) 10 States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade: 

  • Argentina

  • Australia

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • France

  • Germany

  • India

  • Netherlands

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • United Arab Emirates

For 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

  • Bangladesh

  • Belgium

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • Cyprus

  • Denmark

  • Egypt

  • Indonesia

  • Jamaica

  • Kenya

  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

  • Malaysia

  • Malta

  • Mexico

  • Morocco

  • Nigeria

  • Pakistan

  • Peru

  • Philippines

  • Poland

  • Qatar

  • Singapore

  • South Africa

  • Thailand

  • Turkey

  • Vanuatu

Total number of candidatures received: 

Category (a): 10

Category (b): 11

Category (c): 27