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MTCC-Asia Seminar on Pilot Projects Held.

On March 21st-22nd, MTCC-Asia, funded by EU and implemented by IMO, successfully held the annual technical seminar on Pilot Project on “uptake of ship energy efficient technologies and operations by using trim optimization” and Pilot Project on “fuel consumption data collection and reporting” in the city office in Shanghai. The seminar was participated by over 20 professionals and advisors from MTCC-Asia’s shipping stakeholders, China Maritime Safety Administration, China Classification Society, Office of Shanghai Combined Port Management Committee, China Sea Environmental Science and Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shipping Office of Shanghai Pudong Government, IT Technology providers and MTCC-Asia technical departments. More…… 22/03/2019

Chairman of IMO Council visited MTCC-Asia.

Mr. Xiaojie ZHANG, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department of Ministry of Transport of China, Chairman of IMO Council, visited MTCC-Asia on 6th March 2019.  Prof. Yongxing JIN and other MTCC-Asia representatives briefed a series of work accomplished by MTCC-Asia in 2018 and its work plan in 2019 and then ZHANG provided valuable comments and recommendations for the development of MTCC-Asia. On behalf of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Transport of China, ZHANG appraised the efforts made by Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) and MTCC-Asia in promoting green shipping for global maritime industry during 2018. He also expressed hopes that MTCC-Asia shall continue to innovate in 2019, and play more roles in Asian region to contribute to the IMO’s missions for climate mitigation in the maritime shipping industry.? More…… 13/03/2019

GMN Project Manager delivered speech at the Smart Ports Summit.

The Smart Ports Summit was held on 19-20 February 2019, Hilton Canary Wharf, London. Mr. Anton Rhodes, the Project Manager of International Maritime Organization (IMO) GMN was invited to give a presentation on 19 February entitled as “A closer look at the Smart Port – Examining the drivers behind change”. In his presentation, Mr. Anton Rhodes took a closer look at the drivers behind change in the ports and terminals sector, examined the biggest challenges to digitalization of ports and proposed GMN’s role in promoting this transformation.  The presentation consisted of 4 parts: Outline of the IMOs GHG reduction strategy; Why are future ports so important to IMO’s GHG reduction strategy? More…… 27/02/2019