Denmark re-elected to the Council of IMO

Published 10-12-2021

At this week’s Assembly, Denmark has been re-elected as member of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Andreas Nordseth, Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority:

I am very pleased that Denmark has been re-elected as a member of the Council. We are strongly committed to ensuring that the IMO remains the focal point for addressing shipping’s current and future challenges.

48 candidates presented their candidature for the 40 seats in the Council. Denmark ran for a seat in Category C, where 20 of 27 candidates were elected.

Facts about IMO

  • The IMO is the United Nations’ specialized agency for shipping, tasked with setting global standards for maritime safety and marine environmental protection. 
  • The IMO has 175 Member States, 40 of which serve in the IMO Council, and it is the executive organ of the Organization.
  • Council elections are held every second year during the IMO Assembly. Denmark was elected for the first time in 2001 and has been re-elected since then.


Danish Maritime Authority

The following countries have been elected to IMO Council 2022-2023:

  • China
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • the Republic of Korea
  • the Russian Federation
  • the United Kingdom
  •  the United States
  • Australia, Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • the Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • the United Arab Emirates
  • Bahamas
  • Belgium
  • Chile
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • the Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Vanuatu