Topics at IMO and IACS


The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized international agency of the United Nations. The IMO’s primary purpose is to ensure cooperation between Administrations in relation to all kinds of technical instruments and conventions affecting international maritime trade, and to promote the safety of shipping, effective maritime operations, and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.


The International Association of Classification Societies, more commonly known as IACS, was established in 1968 by seven leading classification societies (ABS, BV, DNV, GL, LR, NK, RINA) in order to promote the improvement of standards for ensuring safety at sea and the prevention of pollution of the marine environment, enhance communication and cooperation with relevant international and national maritime organizations, and allow for increased cooperation with global maritime industry.

This page is a portal to the following information related to IMO & IACS

Recent Topics at IMO

Reports on the outcomes of principal IMO meetings such as MSC (Maritime Safety Committee) and MEPC (Marine Environment Protection Committee), among others.

IMO International Convention Calendar

A calendar for tracking new mandatory requirements applied to new and/or existing vessels under relevant international conventions such as SOLAS, MARPOL, etc.

Recent Topics at IACS

Information on topics currently being discussed at IACS, as well as outlines of recently adopted IACS technical resolutions.

IACS Unified Requirement and Unified Interpretation

Text of newly established IACS Unified Requirements (UR) and Unified Interpretations (UI) as well as their most recent revisions and corrigenda.