The International Maritime Organisation has commended InterManager for its work to introduce an industry-wide standard measurement tool, known as the KPI Project.
In a letter to the InterManager Secretary General, the IMO's head of Policy and Planning, Ms A Rothwell, congratulated InterManager on the progress made through its "continued commitment and hard work".
"I commend you on the project objective to raise the quality of shipping standards globally," she wrote. "A focus that is very much in accordance with the IMO's own objectives of safe, secure and efficient shipping on cleaner oceans."
Pledging continued support she added: "As a stakeholder to the project we will continue to participate wherever possible in support of the overall aim of improved standards in shipping."
George Hoyt, an InterManager Vice-President, welcomed the positive feedback: "This letter is 100% result of a team effort. I have never participated in a project where there has been better team work, support and cooperation between shipping companies and other industry stakeholders in every aspect of the project. We are very honoured and grateful to have the IMO's support.