The International Organization for Standardization is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. The organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and works in over 196 countries.
International Organisation for Standardisation
The International Maritime Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping. The IMO’s primary purpose is to develop and maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping and its remit today includes safety, environmental concerns, legal matters, technical co-operation, maritime security and the efficiency of shipping. It has 171 Member States and three Associate Members.
International Maritime Organisation
Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development. More than 90% of the world’s cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the twelve Member Societies of IACS.