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.