Brussels, 13 December 2022The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved TIC Council’s request for Consultative Status with the Organization at its 128th Session in London, on 2 December. The decision is now pending final endorsement by the IMO Assembly.

While this decision is subject to final endorsement during the upcoming thirty-third regular session of the IMO Assembly, TIC Council is deeply grateful for the positive response of the IMO Council.

The International Maritime Organization is the United Nations agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. With its work, the Organization supports and contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

As a Non-Governmental Organisation in Consultative Status, TIC Council is eager to join the different IMO committees and bodies as an observer and share our expertise on the inspection and certification of bulk commodities and maritime cargoes, and in independent inspection of marine vessels for their acceptability to carry such cargoes.

TIC Council Director General Hanane Taidi stated: “TIC Council is very excited to establish this new relationship. We are looking forward to sharing our know-how and experience in maritime and bulk commodities inspections, and we appreciate the possibility of joining forces with the IMO committees in order to promote sustainability and security of international maritime shipping. Our thanks go to the IMO Council for this opportunity”.

We look forward to a productive and successful relationship with the IMO, and to the joint promotion of best practices in safety, quality, sustainability, and reliability of international maritime shipping.


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