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...

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...

23 November 2020

IMO’s GloFouling project features in new oceans film

IMO’s Glofouling Partnerships Project, which aims to protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species, is featured in a new film “Ocean Aware”, which premiered on 23 November. The documentary draws attention to the challenges facing the oceans. Continue reading >

19 November 2020

MTCC-Asia Global green shipping forum

MTCC-Asia in collaboration with Shanghai maritime University and Shanghai Municipal Government  successfully concluded Global Green Maritime Forum that was held virtually on 18 November. The Forum focused on   the latest developments in national policies and crucial measures  to support decarbonization of the maritime sector. Continue reading >

2 November 2020

MTCC-Africa Women in decarbonization workshop

MTCC-Africa successfully concluded Workshop on the Role of Women in Decarbonization that was held virtually on 29 October. The workshop focused on climate change mitigation in the maritime and shipping industry, taking into account the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Agenda and Goals (UN SDGs) and in particular Goal 5 on gender equality. Continue reading >

21 October 2020

GMN Project extension announcement

We are pleased to announce the six-month extension of the GMN Project. Continue reading >