Last week's voting for places on the IMO Council resulted in only one change in the line-up from the previous two years.
Last week's voting for places on the IMO Council resulted in only one change in the line-up from the previous two years. Belgium replaced New Zealand, which did not stand this time.
Liberia stood for election as one one of the 10 states in category A for those with the largest interest in providing international shipping services but was unsuccessful. The states in this category remain China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States.
Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden have Category B membership as the 10 States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade.
There were 26 hopefuls for 20 places in Category C for those countries special interests in maritime transport or navigation. The successful states were Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey. The unsuccessful applicants were Cook Islands, Iran, Kuwait, Marshall Islands, Pakistan and UAE.