International Maritime Organization (IMO)
As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.
IMO Publishing is committed to supplying high-quality publications in English. Many are translated into French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian., French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. It also produces digital products; e-reader, e-books, electronic downloads and internet subscriptions. The dissemination of this information, including attendance at maritime exhibitions and e-newsletters to interested parties, plays an important role in promoting efficient shipping on clean oceans.