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IMO MSC 100 held on December 3-7, 2018.

On December 3, 2018, the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) hosted a special event at the headquarters in London to celebrate the 100th Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 100). As one of the important programs of the celebration, Shanghai Maritime University presented a song “For a Better Future” at the conference. 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the International Maritime Organization. The theme of this year’s World Maritime Day is “The 70th Anniversary of the International Maritime Organization: Our heritage – better shipping and better future.” Around this theme, Shanghai Maritime University and the International Maritime Lecturers Association (IMLA) worked together to create a song for the International Maritime Organization, “For a Better Future.” This song is not only a tribute to the 70th anniversary of the International Maritime Organization, but also expresses the feelings, will and ideals of Shanghai Maritime University and global maritime people in inheriting the maritime spirit to motivate teachers and students of global maritime education and training institutions become more courageous to take on the mission.  More…… 6/12/2018

MTCC-Asia branch office in Myanmar launched.

MTCC-Asia, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), launched its second branch office on 5 November 2018 at the Myanmar Maritime University (MMU), Yangon, in collaboration with the Department of Maritime Administration, Ministry of Transportation and Communication, Myanmar. Speaking at the launch event, Mr. Thaung Kyaing, Director General of Department of Maritime Administration highlighted the critical importance of GHG emissions reduction for the shipping industry, and appreciated the Global MTCCs Network (GMN) funded by EU and implemented by IMO for providing the opportunity for the Myanmar maritime sector to increase the uptake of low-carbon technologies and operations.  More…… 6/11/2018

All ready for MTCC-Asia branch office in Myanmar.

On November 5, 2018, MTCC-Asia, financed by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will host the launching ceremony of its Branch Office in Yangon, Myanmar. Taking this opportunity, Mr. Shi Xin, Executive Director of MTCC-Asia and Vice President of Shanghai Maritime University (SMU), and Mr. Ruan Wei, Head of MTCC-Asia, will visit Myanmar to ensure the smooth running of the ceremony. The Myanmar Branch Office is the second branch office established by MTCC-Asia in the Asian region following the Cambodian branch office. The Myanmar Branch Office is located in the Myanmar Maritime University (MMU). MMU was established by the Burmese military government in February 2002. Directly affiliated to the Ministry of Transport of Myanmar and located in the port of Dilava near Yangon, MMU is also an institute for training competent shipbuilders and engineers for the Myanmar Maritime Transportation Department.  More…… 2/11/2018

Pilot project in progress: MTCC-Asia officials on ship.

On 31 October 2018, two technical officials from MTCC-Asia visited the bulk carrier, M.V. CHANG MING YANG during its calling at the port of Cao Feidian in Hei Bei province of China. M.V. CHANG MING YANG operated by Tianjin Dongjiang Shipping Co., Ltd. is one of demonstration ships that supports MTCC-Asia to implement two pilot projects, i.e. uptake of ship energy efficiency technologies and operations (project EE) and ship fuel consumption data collection and reporting (project DC). The main objective of this visiting to the ship is to maintain the system that was installed on board for collecting the ship real data, to train the seafarers for correctly operating the system, and to promote the awareness of implementing the mandatory requirements on ship fuel consumption data collection and technical and operational measures for the uptake of energy efficiency.  More…… 1/11/2018