Election campaign for IMO top job begins

The number of coffee meetings between IMO officials will increase significantly ahead of July this year. The election campaign to become the next Secretary General for the UN's International Maritime Organization, IMO, has begun.

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The fight for the top job at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has now gotten underway for real, and officials backing the candidates are orchestrating the process through coffee meetings crisscrossing the 40 member states of the IMO's top body, the Council, which will pick the new head of the IMO.

"It's kind of like job interviews. A key thing is listening to what the various countries feel is important in the IMO. Each country will typically have key issues that are important to them, for instance the environment, safety, the role of the IMO, efficiency. I expect that they'll have some concrete questions for which they'd like to hear my answer."

Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority and candidate for the IMO top job

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