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Indonesia admitted as a member of International Maritime Organization

JAKARTA ( – Indonesia has been admitted as a member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under category C for the period of 2016-2017. Indonesia was ranked 8th out of 23 countries that have applied to become member of the organization.

Director General for Sea Transportation at the Transportation Ministry Bobby R. Mamahit said that it is important for Indonesia to be a member as Indonesia can contribute to the creation of safety and security in international shipping industry.

The admission of Indonesia as a member was decided during the 29th Council meeting of IMO in London last Friday. Currently, IMO has 155 members.

Under the IMO membership category, category A members, currently 10 countries, have the largest shipping fleets in the world, namely China, Greek, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, South Korea, Russia, UK and US. Category B members represent countries that have the largest international seaborne trade, namely Argentine, Bangladesh, Brasil, Canada, France, German, India, Dutch, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. (*)

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