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Women from Francophone Africa are building skills in port management during a two week online course (17 – 28 January) that will include a visit to the French port of Le Havre in the spring. The annual course is supported by IMO in collaboration with IPER and HAROPA Port.
Keeping key maritime trade routes safe is critical to ensuring economic development and prosperity of the Global South. The first steering committee of a programme to support safe navigation and security in the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans has been held (19-20 January), with participation online and in-person.
Throughout the pandemic IMO has continued to roll out many varied technical assistance activities around the globe within its Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP) and thematic long-term projects. The latest annual technical cooperation report publication covers the impact of the pandemic, new ways of working, and the great spirit of collaboration to continue supporting IMO Member States towards better and more effective implementation of IMO regulations.
IMO is supporting the Government of Nigeria in its efforts to develop a Port Community System (PCS) for electronic data exchange for its ports complex.
The latest version of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Data Model (version 3.11.0) includes a new Message Implementation Guide (MIG), providing practical guidance for implementing part of the IMO Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic business.
Cyprus has made a contribution of 20,000 Euros to IMO's Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP). Under the ITCP, developing countries are supported to improve their ability to comply with international rules and standards.
Ten cadets from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are enjoying onboard training on the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT) training ship, Hanwoori.
A year-long US$354,250 project to support the Philippines to enhance the safety and energy efficiency of its domestic ferry operations has kicked off with a virtual meeting.