Previous MTCC Pacific Event
Monday, 20 August 2018 - Wednesday, 22 August 2018
MTCC-Pacific 7th National Workshop
A three-day workshop on ship energy efficient operations was organised in Marshall Islands by the Pacific Community (SPC) and was hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP) at its campus in Majuro. This workshop forms part of the capacity-building efforts of SPC as the Host Institution of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific (MTCC-Pacific).
Maritime shipping is the lifeline in the Marshall Islands with a population of 53,000. The population is scattered on approximately 24 municipalities including atolls and those individual islands are serviced by 34 ships. In addition, more than 500 motorised and 600 non-motorised are operated for intra-atoll navigation.
The Permanent Secretary for Transportation, Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Phil Philippo recalled the workshop participants of the country lead to address climate change impact with a clear vision and ambitious targets towards low carbon development. He said: “All sectors must contribute to achieve this vision including the maritime sector that has a major role to play in the reduction of fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. But we are not alone, we have on our side all Pacific Islands countries and development partners.”