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INTERNATIONAL: New model IMO seeks to adapt to shipping’s changing environment

by Lloyd's List last modified Jun 20, 2013 02:16 PM

At last week’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) safety summit Birgit Liodden, secretary general of Youngship International, created waves by playing a rap song and calling on the organisation to stop presenting itself as an old greybeard.

There are perceptions that meetings of the IMO and its secretariat are oftenfull of middle-aged experts, mostly bureaucratic men with little seafaring experience and who all hold a fear of change.

As a UN body, the IMO is bound to...

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