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International Conference on Ship Energy Efficiency 2019 to be held soon.

Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) and Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for Asia (MTCC-Asia), which is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), will jointly host the International Conference on Ship Energy Efficiency from 22-26 April 2019 in Shanghai, China. Under the guidance of IMO, over 40 participants from academia, maritime authorities and technology providers will be invited to the conference. The conference aims to provide participants with an academic platform for freely exchanging the ideas, comprehensively reviewing the regulations, widely demonstrating the latest technology, and deeply exploring the key challenges, related to the uptake of ship energy efficiency and the reduction of the GHG emissions from ships. Paper presentation, panel discussion, keynote speech and field study will be arranged during the five-day agenda. More…… 15/04/2019

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