Korean is sixth candidate to run for IMO’s top job

Korean is sixth candidate to run for IMO’s top job

Seoul: A Korean has become the sixth person to throw his hat into the ring to take up the IMO hotseat being vacated by Koji Sekimizu, whose term will expire at the end of this year.
Lim Ki-tack, president of the Busan Port Authority (BPA), has registered to become the next IMO secretary general joining runners and riders from the Netherlands, Cyprus, the Philippines, Kenya, and Russia.

Kim becomes the second Korean to run for the United Nations’ maritime position following Chae I-sik’s failed bid in 2011.

“Should Korea produce the IMO secretary general, the status of the nation’s shipping and shipbuilding industries will be able to take a leap forward,” Lim said.

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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