The new secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Lim Kitack, has called for “strengthened partnerships” in his inaugural address. The Korean, who becomes the eighth IMO boss since its founding, started a four-year term at IMO in London this January 1.
“IMO currently faces an array of issues,” Lim said.
“My vision,” he added, “is one of strengthened partnerships – between developing and developed countries, between governments and industry, between IMO member states and regions.”
Lim said he would also endeavour to strengthen communication between the maritime industry and the general public.
“I see IMO acting as a bridge between all these stakeholders in what I have referred to as a voyage together,” the former Busan port boss said.