EUROMOT is very proud to have been a member with consultative status for 30 years of the United Nations International Maritime Association (IMO) in London. We are made up of the world’s major industrial engine manufacturers (38 in total) supplying internal combustion engines and alternative propulsion systems to the marine and maritime sectors.
EUROMOT, and in particular the experts of our Marine Working Group, comprising the world’s major marine engine manufacturers, contribute to IMO activities:
- We provide the technical expertise of the world’s internal combustion engine manufacturers to the IMO’s efforts to improve air emissions and other environmental and safety issues affecting global shipping.
- We promote international harmonisation of environmental requirements.
- We disseminate the information and decisions of the IMO to our members and through our website, which provides daily notification systems for new information, monthly web meetings and bi-annual expert meetings.
- Our position-finding process for preparing submissions to IMO involves our members as well as international partner associations and equipment manufacturers.
- EUROMOT has consultative status with the UNECE and is a registered trade association with the institutions of the European Union. We promote the outcomes and objectives of the IMO to these organisations, pointing to IMO requirements and procedures as the most beneficial blueprint for the development of transnational emissions regulations.
- We directly facilitate the alignment of regulators with IMO conclusions as a means of achieving globally harmonised regulations. EUROMOT is also an accredited stakeholder in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF).
- EUROMOT is part of an international platform of engine manufacturing trade associations, including China, India, Japan and the US. We also promote the IMO approach in these countries and encourage our international partners to communicate this in their national regulatory channels.