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Shipping organizations: The industry is an indispensable part of the IMO

The industry is part of the IMO and there's nothing odd about that, says Bimco after the UN's International Maritime Organization was criticized for being influenced by maritime industry interests. "Everyone in the IMO knows what the industry's interests are," says a researcher.

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The IMO needs the maritime industry when creating international shipping rules and there is nothing notable in the fact that the sector is part of the UN body and has an influence on the its work, says an industry organisation.

"In our view, the industry organizations provide indispensable technical expertise to the IMO regulatory process," reads a comment from Bimco to ShippingWatch, after NGO Transparency International slammed the IMO with criticism.

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