Maritime Energy Management Executive Development Course Delivered in London
From 24-26 October, WMU delivered an Executive Professional Development Course (EPDC) in London for representatives of Maritime Technology Corporation Centres (MTCCs).
Following the inauguration of the MTCC-Latin America and its first regional workshop in March 2018, WMU was invited to deliver an EPDC on Maritime Energy Management to five MTCC participants (MTCC Asia, MTCC Africa, MTCC Caribbean, MTCC Pacific, MTCC Latin America) in the Global MTCC Network (GMN), which was part of their second MTCC technical workshop and second global stakeholder committee meeting held in London during MEPC73 at IMO.
Funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Maritime Organization, the GMN – formally titled “Capacity Building for Climate Mitigation in the Maritime Shipping Industry” – the initiative unites MTCCs from targeted regions into a global network. Together, they promote technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector and help navigate shipping into a low-carbon future. Developing countries and, in particular, Least Developed Countries and Small Islands Developing States, will be the main beneficiaries of the initiative.
The three-day EPDC was customized to provide the participants with Maritime Energy Management and Energy Efficiency knowledge and skills, in particular GHG, Energy Efficiency Technologies and their theoretical foundations. It deepened the understanding of the interrelationships between energy efficiency and ship resistance/propulsion and ship operation, innovation, and Emission Control Areas (ECAs) as well as alternative fuels, renewable energy and the human element. Energy management analyses in ports, in terms of their vision, planning, strategy and adaptation to climate change measures, were addressed. An overview of the ISO 50001 energy management system certification process and ISO 14001 environmental management systems were presented, including energy auditing through real applications from ports. The course was delivered by WMU subject experts Professor Professor Aykut I. Ölçer and Assistant Professor Fabio Ballini.
The EPDC supports WMU’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goals 7 and 13, through addressing GHG emissions emitted from international shipping.