Primary objectives

1

Provide a forum for employers to exchange views and information on seafarers’ wages and conditions worldwide

2

Form a robust, active and effective employers’ voice in wage negotiations

3

Encourage, support and coordinate the development of collective bargaining arrangements between employers' and seafarers' organisations

4

Ensure greater stability and certainty over employment costs and to avoid local disputes and ship boycotts

5

Keep abreast of developments in international regulations concerning the employment of seafarers

6

Provide advice and information to members on industrial relations legislation and on the impact of strikes and boycott actions

7

Promote good employment practices and high standards of training and safety among seafarers of all nationalities employed by IMEC members

8

Take an active role in the training and future employment of seafarers worldwide

9

Establish good training practices and world class training facilities for seafarers worldwide