14 December 2022

Today at IMO Dr Matheickal presented the exciting portfolio of IMO Green projects, including the IMO Cares Foundation project

The IMO green projects aim to support our developing country Member States in their journey towards sustainable maritime transport, including maritime decarbonization. The presentation can be found here.

2 October 2022

IMO CARES presents at the IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum

At the Innovation Forum, Mr Anton Rhodes, IMO CARES Project Manager, has provided an update on the current status of the preparatory phase of IMO CARES programme. The Forum was a two-day global platform aimed at championing innovation to accelerate the transition of the marine sector towards a zero- and low-emission future. Continue reading:

13 September 2022

IMO CARES and MTCCs host a series of technical workshops

3 technical workshops were organized between June and August in collaboration with Maritime Technology Cooperation Centers for Caribbean, Africa and Pacific, part of a global network of MTCCs. Gathering feedback from stakeholders in the respective regions was a major step towards the establishment of a multi-stakeholder coalition with a view to the launch of the full IMO CARES Programme in...

1 February 2022

IMO debuts interactive GHG SMART workshop series

IMO has delivered the first in a series of tailor-made workshops to help Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) implement IMO's GHG Strategy and address other GHG-related issues specific to their regions (such as climate finance, alternative fuels, etc). The five-day online course was organized as part of a four-year training programme funded by the...

14 December 2021

IMO sets International Day for Women in Maritime

International Day for Women in Maritime will be observed on 18 May every year. The IMO Assembly has adopted a resolution proclaiming an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on 18 May every year. The observance will celebrate women in the industry and is intended to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, raise the...

14 December 2021

IMO-Norad project to demonstrate solutions for GHG and biosafety

TEST Biofouling Project will demonstrate technical solutions to stop invasive species and reduce GHG emissions from ships. A newly signed project is set to provide pilot projects in developing countries in order to demonstrate technical solutions for biofouling management in developing countries, address the transfer of invasive aquatic species and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from...

1 December 2021

IMO moves ahead on GHG emissions, Black Carbon and marine litter

Marine Environment Committee agrees to initiate GHG strategy review, recognizing need for strengthened ambitions The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in view of the urgency for all sectors to accelerate their efforts to reduce GHG emissions - as emphasized in the recent IPCC reports and the Glasgow Climate Pact - recognized the need to strengthen the ambition of the Initial IMO GHG...

11 November 2021

A global network for energy efficient shipping – film launch

From Africa to the Pacific, a host of pilot projects and capacity-building initiatives to show shipping decarbonisation in action are highlighted in a new IMO film: “A global network for energy efficient shipping.”  The film showcases tangible solutions in climate change mitigation in the shipping industry by use of technology in trials and pilots under the Global MTCC...

26 October 2021

Midterm-measures for GHG reduction from ships considered

Proposals tabled at intersessional working group Various proposals for mid-term measures to reduce GHG emissions, including a number of submissions related to potential market-based measures, have been submitted and considered by an International Maritime Organization (IMO) working group. The session, held remotely, was attended by more than 350 participants from some 70 Member States, as...

22 October 2021

MTCC Asia at the Global Sustainable Transport Talent Training Program

The Global Sustainable Transport Talent Training Program, a training program for foreign students majoring in transport studies in China, opened in Beijing on Thursday, 14 October 2021 in parallel with the launch of the Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference. The Program was attended by MTCC Asia which was represented by its Head, Prof. Wei Ruan. The program is co-organized by...

1 October 2021

IMO and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sign new partnerships

IMO has signed three partnership agreements with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support the preparation of a new global project that targets ship-based emissions. Further funding goes to existing projects focused on biofouling and marine plastic litter. The agreements, signed by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and His Excellency Mr. Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistic...

1 October 2021

NextGEN portal to maritime decarbonisation projects launched

The NextGEN web portal, an online collaborative global ecosystem of maritime transport decarbonisation initiatives, has been launched by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). NextGEN  - which can be found at NextGEN ( – brings stakeholders together to identify the gaps and opportunities for decarbonisation in the...

22 September 2021

Register now for the IMO-UNEP Zero and Low Emission Innovation Forum

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are jointly hosting ZERO-AND LOW-EMISSION INNOVATION FORUM from 27-29 September 2021, supported by the Government of Norway. This virtual event will bring together all stakeholders to promote inclusive innovation towards maritime decarbonization with the focus on developing countries, particularly...

16 July 2021

Sustainable Technologies in focus at MTCC Asia Conference

Emerging innovative solutions for low-carbon and green shipping were the focus of  the International Conference-Exhibition on Maritime Technology for Climate Mitigation (Confex) held virtually and with some people attending in person (11-13 July),  as part of the China Maritime Day Shanghai Forum.   In a keynote address, Jose Matheickal, IMO’s Chief of Projects and...

16 July 2021

Cutting GHG emission from shipping – 10 years of mandatory rules

2021 marks a decade of action since IMO adopted the first set of mandatory energy efficiency measures for ships. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is marking a decade of action on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, since the first set of international mandatory measures to improve ships' energy efficiency was adopted on 15 July 2011, as part of the International...

23 June 2021

Energy efficiency in ports to support maritime decarbonization

The maritime industry and particularly ports are part of the solution towards decarbonizing the maritime sector and can contribute towards the UN goal of achieving clean and affordable energy, panelists told a side-event on ports, held during the United Nations-led Ministerial-level Thematic Forums (21-25 June) on energy action. The forums bring together key stakeholders virtually, to...

26 May 2021

GMN Global Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce the next GMN Global Webinar Series! By sharing and disseminating knowledge on the latest Maritime Energy Efficiency Technologies, these webinars will provide a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres on the potential barriers and opportunities to a Low Carbon Shipping Industry in their regions.   Register for GMN...

24 May 2021

Marine fuel stakeholders encouraged to access free workshop

The IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project has launched a free-to-access 'Alternative Fuels and Energy Carriers for Maritime Shipping' workshop package to help users identify key next steps to explore when considering the uptake of new low- and zero-carbon fuels. The workshop, which can be downloaded via the GreenVoyage2050 website, tackles key concepts related to alternative fuels and provides...

13 May 2021

Energy efficient ship operation – free online course launched

IMO’s public-private partnership initiative to tackle GHG emissions, the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA), has launched a free to access E-Learning course aimed at seafarers and anyone interested in this aspect of shipping. The self-paced course,  ‘An Introduction to Energy Efficient Ship Operation’ is intended as a first glimpse into...

15 February 2021

MTCC Caribbean is pleased to announce 3 new publications

MTCC Caribbean  launched three new publications documenting and reflecting on the work it has undertaken under the ambit of the Global MTCC Network (GMN) project during the period January 2017 - December 2020.  These publications are meant to capture the reflections of the MTCC on the implementation of the project as well as the feedback from stakeholders and the next steps in decarbonizing...