Previous MTCC Asia Event
Monday, 30 September 2019 - Wednesday, 2 October 2019
MTCC-Asia 2nd Regional Workshop
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Around 70 participants from 14 countries in the Asian region attended the Second Regional Workshop of MTCC-Asia. The event took place between 30 September-2 October 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar .
Fifteen demonstration ships in the Asia region have, to date, provided 68,517 sets of data relating to ship fuel consumption and ship optimum trim. It is this kind of data-gathering and analysis that is helping MTCC-Asia deliver on its commitment to promote innovative technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector.
The data gathering project (which took data from five container ships, five bulk carriers and five oil tankers) was just one aspect of MTCC-Asia’s work presented during the workshop. Collecting ship fuel consumption data has helped prepare ships in the region for the mandatory data collection required by IMO – and can help inform a ship master’s decision-making to improve energy efficiency on board. Ship trim optimization advocates selecting the trim condition for reduced resistance. Less resistance implies fewer emissions and more economical operation by fuel savings. The ship trim relates to the floating position in length – whether the bow or aft of a ship is deeper in the water.
The participants shared presentations and discussed the centre’s progress in delivering technology innovation, capacity building, regional outreach, exchange and communications. Sharing knowledge and best practices were highlighted as crucial ways to help improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector.