Candidates for IMO Council

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

The election for Members of the IMO Council will be held during the IMO Assembly 32nd session, 6-15 December 2021.  

(page updated as at 26 July 2021)  

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

  • China

  • Greece

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Norway

  • Panama 

  • Republic of Korea

  • USA

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

  • Philippines

  • Poland

  • Qatar

  • Singapore

  • South Africa

  • Thailand

  • Turkey

  • Vanuatu

Total number of candidatures received: 

Category (a): 8

Category (b): 11

Category (c): 26