Candidacy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for re-election to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council

The Kingdom of the Netherlands is candidate for re-election to the Council of the International Maritime Organization in category B. Being a major seafaring nation, we are experienced, cooperative and the Kingdom views IMO’s mission of making progress through cooperation as an impetus for our role in bringing parties together in order to create workable solutions for international maritime issues ranging from standards of safety to environmental protection.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of The Netherlands and Caribbean islands, Bonaire, Saba and Statia, and states, Aruba, Curacao and Sint-Maarten. Being surrounded by sea, shipping has for centuries played a crucial role in political, economic, social and cultural development within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, both in the European and in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.

In order to learn more about the role and goals of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the IMO Council, please take a look at our Aide Memoire. The Kingdom of the Netherlands is your partner for safe, secure and sustainable maritime transport.