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Work to promote energy-efficient shipping is underway at the
newly-established Caribbean Maritime Technology Cooperation
Centre (MTCC) with a
conference at the Centre’s headquarters at the University of Trinidad and
Tobago (27-28 June). The Centre is part of the global network for
energy-efficient shipping under the GMN project, funded by the European Union and run by IMO. The conference is the first regional event to take place
under the project, which has established a network of five such regional MTCCs.
Together, they are promoting technologies and operations to improve energy
efficiency in the maritime sector and help navigate shipping into a low-carbon
Nearly 300 delegates from IMO Member States, international NGOs and intergovernmental organizations have gathered for the first meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (26-30 June). Click here for photos. The group, which is meeting in a closed session, will provide a report to the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) (full preview here). The working group report will form the basis for further deliberation in relation to the elements set out in the Roadmap for developing a comprehensive IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships. more...
Seafarers’ rights to be treated fairly in all circumstances was the focus for an international workshop hosted at IMO (23 June), ahead of the Day of the Seafarer. Addressing the Workshop on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers, organized by the International Transport Workers' Federation and Seafarers' Rights International, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim highlighted Guidelines on fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident adopted by IMO in 2006. (click for Mr. Kitack Lim’s speech). more...
Mr. Kitack Lim