Kitack Lim to remain IMO head through to the end of 2023

The assembly at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) yesterday approved the renewal of Kitack Lim’s appointment as secretary-general of the United Nations body for a second term of four years through to the end of 2023.

The South Korean national will now be at the head of shipping’s legislative body for some key maritime moments such as the start of the global sulphur cap and the ongoing efforts to decarbonise shipping.

Lim, 63, is the eighth elected IMO secretary-general. He headed up Busan Port Authority prior to winning the race for the IMO post.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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