Under the guidance of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the great support from Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) and the Shipping Office of Shanghai Hongkou District Government, MTCC-Asia, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the IMO, has successfully organized the “International Conference on Ship Energy Efficiency 2019” from April 22nd to 25th in Shanghai, China. Mr. Octavian STAMATE, Counsellor of the EU Delegation to China, Prof. Xin SHI, the Vice President of SMU and the Executive Chairman of MTCC-Asia, with other 40 representatives from the maritime authorities, academia, and shipping industry of China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Panama attended the conference.
The conference was themed as “Technology application and practices for GHG controlling and major challenges for shipping industry”. In the opening speech, Prof. Xin SHI, on behalf of MTCC-Asia and SMU, extended his warm welcome to all participants and introduced the advantages of and achievements by MTCC-Asia in the fields of improving ship energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions from ships. He expressed his sincere hope that this conference could serve as a platform to facilitate the exchange and sharing among different countries on the management and technology innovation in the areas of maritime energy efficiency and GHG emissions reduction. Mr. Octavian STAMATE introduced the EU’s policies and measures in response to climate change, especially on clean energy utilization, and maritime emission reduction.
During the conference, representatives from China Maritime Safety Administration, Wartsila Group, Antwerp Port of Belgium, Shanghai Port Group, China COSCO Shipping Group, Panama International Maritime University and other maritime countries demonstrated and exchanged the latest technology, management and practices of ship energy efficiency. Technical officers of MTCC-Asia also presented the latest progress and outcomes on two pilot projects, Uptake of ship energy efficient technologies and operations, and Fuel consumption data collection and reporting during sessions of the conference, which drew great attentions by the participants.