I.L.O. Convention 32 clause. The International Labour Organisation, an agency of the United Nations, is concerned with the safety of working conditions in a variety of fields, the maritime industry being one.
I.M.O.The International Maritime Organisation, a specialised agency of the United Nations, deals mainly with the safety of navigation and the prevention of pollution of the marine environment. The influence of the I.M.O on chartering is not very large, except with references to the clauses in charterparties requiring compliance by ships with anti-pollution measures.
Intermodalism. This word is particularly related to the provision of transport services where more than one mode of transport is used. Even in the early days of transport, the carriage of goods may be considered to have been intermodal, e.g., from the factory to the port and then from the discharging port to the consumer’s premises, but the cargo owners had to make separate contracts with carriers on each mode.