The International Maritime Organization, the MTCC-LA and UMIP are pleased to invite you to our BE SMART Side Event at the Our Oceans Conference 2023, to be held in Panama City on March 2-3, 2023.
We are glad to announce that the opening words will be given by the IMO Secretary General Mr. Kitack Lim in our BE SMART Side Event
In this Event the IMO will launch new projects and partnership announcements and opportunities for partnerships through global, regional and national projects addressing climate change and ocean biodiversity as well as initiatives related to financing sustainable maritime transport (FINSMART) and innovative private sector partnerships such as global industry alliances (GIA).
For more information, go to Our Ocean Conference 2023 Website:Ocean Conference 2023
A virtual workshop on maritime decarbonization and Research and Development (R&D) in Latin America and globally was held in Panama (9 February). The workshop was organized by the IMO Coordinated Actions to Reduce Emissions from Shipping (IMO CARES) project and MTCC-Latin America with the aim of highlighting the role of green technologies in achieving more sustainable shipping.
Maritime experts and sector specialist speakers discussed green energies and technologies (such as wind propulsion systems and solar energy); alternatives fuels (such as ammonia and hydrogen); the relevance of innovation, research and data collection to tackle emissions; the need for financial investments and collaboration withing stakeholders; and the importance of capacity building and inclusion, so no one is left behind in the journey towards decarbonization in the Latin America region and internationally.
Over 200 participants from around the world also learned about how the IMO CARES project can help to support technology transfer globally, by bringing together stakeholders in the maritime sector and technology providers to help solving challenges in the work towards emission reductions.
The objective of the IMO CARES project is to link the research and development initiatives in the Global North and the Global South to accelerate demonstration of green technologies and promote their development in a manner that assists blue economic growth in developing regions while creating new technology markets. The project is currently in its preparatory phase. It was launched in April 2022, and is financed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As part of the foundation phase activities, similar workshops were organized between June and August 2022 in collaboration with Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres for the Caribbean, Africa and Pacific.REGISTRATION FLYER AGENDA VIDEO PROMO VIDEO WORKSHOP VIDEO SUMMARY
The International Maritime Organization – UN Environment Programme and Government of Norway are jointly hosting INNOVATION FORUM from 28-29 September 2022.
This event will bring together all stakeholders to promote inclusive innovation towards maritime decarbonization with focus on addressing the specific needs on developing countries, particularly Least Developing Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Forum is linked to the IMO World Maritime Day theme 2022 "New Technologies for Greener Shipping", with a special emphasis on inclusive innovation for decarbonization of maritime industry.
The Forum will host exciting discussions on topics such as:
And for more information please visit the Innovation Forum page on the IMO websiteInnovation Forum page Registration Link Flyer
On May 26, 2022, the MTCC Latin America (MTCC-LA), the Faculty of Nautical Sciences of the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) and the Martin Rouseaux Company of Argentina, presented the Webinar on the topic: "All you need to know about EEXI, SEEMP and their Carbon Intensity Indicators”.
This Webinar took place through the Virtual Platforms from 09:00 to 11:00 (Panama Local Time UTC-5). The event was attended by 384 registered participants, including industry specialists, technical experts, service providers, members of the academic community, as well as representatives of the Maritime Administrations of the Latin American region.
The objectives of the Webinar were, firstly, to promote awareness of the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy for international shipping, stipulating a 50% reduction by 2050; second, to familiarize participants with the goals and objectives of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce CO2 emissions from ships, by at least 40% by 2030, pursuing efforts towards 70% by 2050, compared to 2008. For this, have been established an energy efficiency existing ships index (EEXI) and a carbon intensity indicator (CII), accompanied by the new requirements for the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan, providing shipowners as a reference point to reduce its emission levels in order to meet the objectives and goals established for a more efficient, safe and sustainable maritime transport.
Among the topics presented are:
The IMO's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Strategy
The Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for Latin America (MTCC Latin America) and the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP), organize the first international virtual conference of this year 2022, to discuss about a transcendental topic for the sustainable development of the shipping industry: "Alternative Marine Fuels and the challenges for Latin America"
The event will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022 (time: 09:00- 15:00 hours UTC-5:00), through the virtual platforms of the organizers, aiming to promote and enhance in the Shipping Industry, issues related to safety, new regulations, emerging technologies, marine fuel prices, supply chain (availability and infrastructure),the reduction of carbon emissions into the atmosphere through alternative marine fuels, the barriers for its effective adoption and other related topics involving the different actors in this process of global energy transition, as part of the IMO “short and medium term strategies” to achieve the established objective on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships.REPORT AGENDA GALLERY VIDEO PROMO VIDEO
On September 2, 2021, the MTCC Latin America (MTCC-LA) and the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) presented the Webinar on the subject: "MEPC 76 and its Technical outcomes towards a Decarbonized Shipping Industry”. This Webinar was carried out through virtual platforms. Also, 599 registered participants attended this event, among which were: industry specialists, technicians, service providers, members of the academic community, as well as representatives of the Maritime Administrations of the Latin American region.
The objectives of the Webinar were to explain the important aspects of the two (2) new requirements that were approved at the Meeting of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) where the amendments to the Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by ships (MARPOL) were adopted to reduce carbon intensity in the maritime transport industry. These amendments combine technical and operational approaches to improve the energy efficiency of ships by implementing the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII).REPORT AGENDA GALLERY VIDEO PROMO VIDEO SUMMARY VIDEO
On June 17, 2021, the MTCC Latin America (MTCC-LA) and the Faculty of Nautical Sciences of the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) presented the Webinar on the topic: “Let's talk about Ballast Water with Alfa Laval” where topics related to the scope of application of the International Maritime Organization's Ballast Water Management Agreement were discussed, which entered into force on September 8, 2017, a comparison was presented with the USCG regulations of the United States of North America with the IMO Regulations. The training and training of academic and professional training, the technologies available in the market are important pillars for these regulations to be effective and functional. All this frames the Provisions of the Laste Water Management Agreement:
• Aspects of the Convention to be incorporated into national laws.
Guidelines for the Management of the Ballast Water Agreement.
• Technologies for Ballast Water treatment.REPORT AGENDA GALLERY VIDEO
El 28 de abril de 2021, el MTCC Latin America, a través de la Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá (UMIP), realizó su primera Conferencia Virtual Internacional del 2021, con el tema: “La Descarbonización en la industria del Transporte Marítimo y los retos para América Latina”. Este evento contó con una audiencia de 360 personas provenientes de diferentes países. Entre los participantes se encontraban especialistas multidisciplinarios de la industria marítima, miembros de academias y autoridades marítimas de la región.
El evento contó con exposiciones por expertos técnicos representando Sociedades Clasificadoras, la Autoridad del Canal de Panamá, especialistas en eficiencia energética de EnEmSol y representantes de sus Administraciones Marítimas DIMAR - Colombia, DICAPI - Perú, DIRECTEMAR - Chile y AMP - Panamá.REPORT AGENDA GALLERY VIDEO
El MTCC-Latin America realizó su Cuarto Taller Nacional sobre “Eficiencia Energética y Reducción de Emisiones de Buques” en el Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales (CESNAV) localizado en Ciudad de México, México. El evento contó con la participación activa de representantes de la Unión Europea en México, Unidad de Coordinación de Proyectos de la OMI, Unidad de Capitanías de Puerto y Asuntos Marítimos (UNICAPAM), SEMAR, CESNAV, SEMARNAT, SCT, SENER, CONUEE, PEMEX, prestigiosas Universidades, miembros de la industria marítima y portuaria de México. Durante el desarrollo del Seminario los participantes adquirieron y actualizaron conocimientos sobre temas claves de eficiencia energética en la industria del transporte marítimo, intercambiaron experiencias, y determinaron retos a resolver. De manera adicional, se debatieron diferentes perspectivas para la adhesión y posterior implementación del Anexo VI del Convenio MARPOL en México.AGENDASPEECHES
The MTCC-Latin America successfully held its Third National Workshop Seminar on "Ship Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction" in Lima, Peru, from 14th – 16th of November, 2018. This event was attended by representatives from the Peruvian Maritime Authority (DICAPI), as well as from key members of the maritime and port industry of Peru. Participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with key aspects of energy efficiency issues, exchange practical experiences on the topic and identify the perceived main challenges and opportunities for the implementation of these IMO measures international in Peru.
From 22nd to 24th of August 2018, the MTCC-Latin America held its Second National Workshop on “Ship Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction” in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. The event was attended by representatives from the General Maritime Directorate (DIMAR) and the maritime and port industry of Colombia. During this workshop participants gained and updated their knowledge on key issues of energy efficiency for the maritime transport industries. Attendees exchanged experiences as well as identified challenges and opportunities regarding the incorporation and implementation of IMO´s ship EE regulations in Colombia.
On June 13, 14 and 15, 2018, MTCC-Latin America held its First National Workshop on Technical Aspects of Energy Efficiency for Ships. This event took place in Panama City, Panama, and was attended by representatives of the Maritime Administration of Panama , industry service providers, universities and other training institutions of Panama. During this workshop the participants learned and updated their knowledge on key energy efficiency measures for ships, exchanged experiences and identified opportunities for the implementation of IMO applicable international standards.
Also during the month of March 2018, the MTCC-Latin America delivered its First Regional Workshop on IMO Energy Efficiency regulations. The seminar was attended by representatives of the Maritime Administrations of 14 Latin American countries, members of the maritime and port industry, as well as representatives of maritime universities. The speakers included industry experts from North America, Europe and Panama, as well as from the World Maritime University.
During the month of March 2018, the MTCC-Latin America was officially launched in Panama City. This important event was attended by national and regional maritime authorities, representatives from the MTCC-Asia, as well as diplomats accredited in Panama. Among the keynote speakers were the Minister for Maritime Affairs of Panama, Representatives of the European Union and the IMO, and the President of UMIP, the hosting institution of the MTCC.
In December 2017, the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) officially launched the global network of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centers as an important initiative to promote the implementation of technologies, practices and measures to mitigate climate change in maritime transport. This event was held during the realization of the General Assembly of the Member States of IMO in London, England.
The ISPS Forum was held in the City of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in September 2017. The main purpose of this event was to examine the implementation of maritime, port security measures, as well as environmental concerns affecting the port industry. In its participation the MTCC-Latin America highlighted its objectives of helping reduce greenhouse emissions from ships and adopt efficient energy technologies and management practices on board. This would contribute to the environmental solutions of the sector.
During the month of July 2017, MTCC-Latin America participated in the Central American Isthmus Port Meeting (REPICA), in the City of Belize. The objective of this event was to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences through the discussion of the port’s maritime problems in the region.
The MTCC-Latin America participated in the first regional seminar of its MTCC-Caribbean counterparts. The event took place in the city of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, headquarters of the Center, and served to strengthen the bonds of cooperation with our Caribbean colleagues.