Previous MTCC Africa Event

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - Friday, 15 December 2017

MTCC-Africa Launch and 1st Regional Workshop

Type of activity:

Launch Event and Regional Workshop


Sarova Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya

Africa has launched its maritime technology cooperation centre on 13 December in Mombasa, Kenya.

The centre will act as regional focal points for a wide range of activities including improving compliance with existing and future international energy-efficiency regulations; promoting uptake of low-carbon technologies and operations in maritime transport, and establishing voluntary pilot data-collection and reporting systems to feed back into the global regulatory process.

Speaking at the launch event, IMO Director of the Marine Environment Division, Stefan Micallef, praised the launch of the MTCC and the importance of its mission to promote low-carbon shipping. Bruno Pozzi, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Kenya, and Nancy Karigithu, Principal Secretary of Kenya Maritime and Shipping Affairs, also attended the event and raised the importance of the centre.

For more information, visit the “WhatsNew” section of IMO official website (

To download the pictures of the event, visit GMN MTCC Flickr page


Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa, Kenya