Home » About Us » Related Organisations Related Organisations The following are a set of links to external websites that may be of interest to members and others in the industry International Maritime Organization IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. INTERTANKO INTERTANKO is the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners. ICS The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for merchant shipowners and operators, representing all sectors and trades. BIMCO BIMCO as an international shipping association provides a wide range of services to its global membership, which includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. IACS IACS, the International Association of Classification Societies, 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 design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the Member Societies of IACS. International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs The principal underwriting associations that are members of the International Group provide liability cover (protection and indemnity) for more than 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage. Maritime Industry Foundation The Foundation offers general information about how the shipping industry functions, aiming to enrich human knowledge and understanding of the vital roles of maritime industries and commercial shipping in the economic, social, political and cultural life of the global environment.