Shipping is probably the most international and oldest of the world's industries, serving nearly 90 per cent of global trade by carrying huge quantities of cargo cost effectively, cleanly and safely. The ownership and management chain surrounding any ship can embrace many countries and ships spend their economic life moving between different jurisdictions, often far from the country of registry. Therefore there is a need to regulate shipping by international standards.
- an institution that provides its students with privileged access to and understanding of the operation and decisions of IMO
- an institution where over 100 international experts and professionals – both resident and visiting staff – from around the world provide high-level technical education and research
- an institution which gives its students direct and extensive access to the most modern technologies and methods in marine transportation and administration used in the industrial world
- an institution which carries out a wide range of research, with many projects involving partners from around the world
- an institution at the centre of the global network of maritime institutions, experts and practitioners