Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping are expected to increase but developing countries, which play a significant role in international shipping, often lack the means to improve energy efficiency in their shipping sectors. Global Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) Network (GMN) project funded by European Union and implemented by International Maritime Organization will enable developing countries, especially Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States, in the target regions to effectively implement energy-efficiency measures through technical assistance, capacity building and promoting technical cooperation.
The project is implemented through the network of 5 MTCCs established in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Latin America and Pacific regions thar will act as focal point for:
improving capability in the region - by working with maritime administrations, port authorities, other relevant government departments and related shipping stakeholders to facilitate compliance with international regulations on energy efficiency for ships
promoting the uptake of low-carbon technologies and operations in the maritime sector through pilot projects
raising awareness about policies, strategies and measures for the reduction of GHG and other emissions from the maritime transport sector
demonstrating a pilot-scale system for collecting data and reporting on ships fuel consumption to improve ship owners and maritime administrations understanding in this regard, and
developing and implementing strategies to sustain the impact of MTCC results and activities beyond the project time-line.