Briefing: 9 March 2016

Promoting ship energy efficiency in Panama

Panama_National Workshop on MARPOL Annex VI and NTF

An IMO workshop in Panama City (7-9 March) is raising awareness of the Organization’s regulations on energy efficiency and the control of GHG emissions from ships. This is the latest in a series of national workshops in Lead Pilot Countries for the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP), which was launched in September last year. The project aims to support uptake and implementation of energy efficiency measures for shipping.

Participants from Panamanian governmental departments, academia and other related bodies are in attendance at the “MARPOL Annex VI and Technology Transfer” workshop – which is being run by IMO’s Astrid Dispert and a team of IMO consultants and funded by contributions from Norway. Additionally, Panama will hold the First National Task Force meeting (10 March) to endorse the National Work Plan of activities under the GloMEEP project for the coming two years, which will include decisions on which bodies will be responsible for different GloMEEP activities.