Conference On Maritime Technology Sponsored Jointly By IMO-Singapore

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A two-day International maritime conference is being jointly organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and International Maritime Organization(IMO) at Singapore. The conference is all set to offer a forum for a debate and strategize different means to achieve low-carbon and energy-efficient shipping.

The objective of the two-day inaugural Future-Ready Shipping 2015 conference is to provide a platform for maritime leaders and professionals, where they can deliberate on the latest technologies available for improved energy efficiency of ships. The Conference aims to expedite the successful and effective technology transfer between countries and increase the take-up of maritime technologies worldwide. Another important aspect is to discuss the implementation of regulation 23 of MARPOL Annex VI on the promotion of technical cooperation subjected to its national laws, regulations and policies. This conference would be having sessions primarily on international regulatory trends and the impact on shipping; promising energy-efficient ship technologies; multilateral networks and partnerships for successful technology solutions; and approaches to capacity-building and technology transfer.

The conference is being co-organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and IMO. The conference has free invite to a limited number of participants who have an interest in the area of sustainable shipping through professional commitments, leadership, activism, or research involvement.

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