Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, Andreas Nordseth, was officially named as candidate for the job as Secretary General of the IMO on Thursday afternoon. But there is a long way to go from being nominated and to actually being elected Secretary General.
The IMO Council - the organization's highest ranking body, which consists of members from 40 nations - will meet in December this year. Here the Council will set a deadline for when nominations for the job must be submitted. According to the IMO's press office, the submission deadline will likely be March 31. 2015.