We produce documents for the various International Maritime Organization (IMO) Committee and Sub-Committee meetings, these include, Agenda Previews, Summary Reports and Future IMO Legislation documents.

The agenda previews are prepared prior to meetings and provide an overview of the meeting, its agenda, provisional timetable and any documents produced by the IMO for this particular meeting. The reports provide a summary of discussions and conclusions reached during meetings. And they include our assessment on the impact of the decisions made at IMO Committee / Sub-Committee meetings.

Future IMO & ILO Legislation 

Spring 2023 edition of Future IMO and ILO Legislation

View an overview of upcoming changes to mandatory statutory regulations and instruments

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2023 Agenda Previews


The IMO Carriage of Cargoes and Containers Sub-Committee is where all matters related to the carriage of packaged dangerous goods, solid bulk cargoes, bulk gas cargoes and containers are discussed. The Sub-Committee reviews or updates relevant codes including the IMSBC, IMDG, IGF and IGC Codes. 

Read LR IMO CCC 9 Agenda Preview

2023 Summary Reports


The IMO Implementation of IMO Instruments Sub-Committee (III) is where matters related to flag, port and coastal States, such as analysis of maritime accidents, port State Control procedures and the guidelines for survey and certification are discussed.

Read LR IMO III 9 Summary Report


The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has adopted a revised strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero, by or around 2050. This is a significant acceleration in the reduction of emissions compared to the strategy agreed only 5 years ago which required a 50% reduction by 2050 compared to 2008 levels.

Read LR IMO MEPC 80 Summary Report

MSC 107 

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee is where maritime safety and security matters are discussed. They oversee the work of several sub-committees and cross committee subjects, covering many key regulations.

Read LR MSC 107 Summary Report


The IMO Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue Sub-Committee is where all matters related to navigation and communication, search and rescue and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System are discussed. 

Read LR IMO NCSR 10 Summary Report


The IMO Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee is where discussions on prevention of pollution in the marine environment take place prior to agreement by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). 

Read LR IMO PPR 10 Summary Report


 The IMO Facilitation Committee (FAL) discusses facilitation of international maritime traffic, including the arrival, stay and departure of ships, persons and cargo from ports.

Read LR IMO FAL 47 Summary Report


The IMO Ship Systems and Equipment Sub-Committee (SSE) discusses the technical and operational requirements for systems and safety equipment on ships. SSE reports to the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC).

Read LR IMO SSE 9 Summary Report


The IMO Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping Sub Committee (HTW 9) was held from 6 - 10 February 2023 and is where the human aspects of shipping are discussed. HTW reports to the Maritime Safety Committee.

Read LR IMO HTW 9 Summary Report


The IMO Ship Design and Construction Sub-Committee (SDC 9) was held from 23-27 January 2023 and is where technical and operational requirements related to ship design and construction are discussed. SDC reports to the Maritime Safety Committee.

Read LR IMO SDC 9 Summary Report

Previous IMO meeting reports