Virtual National Workshop for Domestic Ship Operators on MARPOL Annex VI, 21-22 October 2021, Honiara


The purpose of the workshop was to gather ship operators and maritime stakeholders in Solomon Islands to discuss the latest developments with regards to the reduction of GHG emissions from ships, short-, medium- and long-term perspectives for the country and know about projects Solomon Islands is partnering to in this area. The workshop was organised by the Solomon Islands Maritime Authority (SIMA) and the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific (MTCC-Pacific) hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC).

Meeting Arrangements

Dates: 21-22 October 2021.

Location: Honiara, Heritage Park Hotel and remote participation from Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

Arrangements: face-to-face workshop and remote participation of facilitators and speakers from SPC.


The objective of the workshop was to provide participants with information related to ongoing projects at International Maritime Organization (IMO), SPC and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and their successes, challenges and some of the perspectives to reduce GHG emissions from ships and ports in the Solomon Islands context. Solomon Islands is a partner country of the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project, the MTCC-Pacific project and the Multi-Country NDC project funded by the World Bank (WB) and implemented by UNSW under the Pacific Blue Shipping Partnership (PBSP)


During the meeting, all participants acknowledged the participation of Solomon Islands in projects relating to the reduction of GHG emissions from ships, Solomon Islands leadership at the international level and willingness to lead by example at the national level.

They recognised the need to move towards “Green Ships in Green Ports in Solomon Islands” but requested investment and capacity building support now to allow the uptake of new technologies and operations by the maritime industry.

They agreed to establish the National Task Force under the GreenVoyage2050 Project and nominated its members.


Presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the title of the presentation in the agenda. You can also download the full workshop’s report here. For more information please contact Mr. Allen Ofea, Pollution and Safety Response at

Time Agenda


Agenda issues Presenters
Day 1 Sessions
0930 – 1000 Morning Tea & Registration
1000 – 1200 Welcome Address SIMA
Opening Remarks MTCC-Pacific
1 Recap of Solomon Islands first National Workshop Outcome MTCC-Pacific
2 MARPOL Annex VI – Chap 4 SEEMP & EEOI MTCC-Pacific
3 Case studies and opportunities from ship energy efficient technologies MTCC-Pacific
Discussion All
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1500 4 GreenVoyage2050 Project introduction and MTCC-Pacific involvement MTCC-Pacific
5 Data Collection & Analysis SIMA
Discussion All
Day 2: Sessions
0930 – 1000 Morning Tea & Registration
1000 – 1200 6 GreenVoyage2050 National Task Force (NTF) first meeting

GreenVoyage2050 project Work Plan

Green Port initiative at SIPA




Discussions All
Wrap Up and Closing Remarks MTCC-Pacific SIMA
1200 Lunch