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International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) is the only international employers’ organisation dedicated to maritime industrial relations. Established over fifty years ago, we operate from offices in Hampshire, UK, and Manila in the Philippines and represent over 230 shipping companies located all over the world.
Our members are individual shipping companies, both owners and managers, large and small, operating all types of ships including dry bulk, container, cruise liners, livestock carriers, reefers and tankers. Together they operate more than 12,000 vessels registered in more than 60 different countries and employ in excess of 300,000 seafarers of 68 different nationalities.