The second edition of the Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference (MTEC) will take place in Geneva on 4 – 5 October 2021, supported by Lead Sponsor MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. The event aims to promote positive momentum around sustainability issues in the maritime industry, and will bring together leading players in research, technology and innovation, as well as key players in maritime transport.

Following the success of the inaugural Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference last year, the organisers are pleased to confirm the continued support of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company as Lead Partner for the second edition of the event, scheduled to take place on 4-5 October.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is a global leader in cargo transportation and logistics. Present in 155 countries, MSC facilitates international trade between the world’s major economies, and among emerging markets across all continents. Over the years, MSC’s cargo business has evolved from a one vessel operation into a globally-respected business with a fleet of 570 vessels and more than 70,000 staff. MSC’s container shipping line sails on more than 215 trade routes, calling at over 500 ports.

Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, MSC Group, said: “As a major employer and economic contributor in Geneva, MSC is delighted to support this event’s objective to create a Switzerland-based international forum to assess and discuss the key challenges in this extremely important industry sector. MSC is committed to ensuring that our future growth helps achieve our industry’s ultimate goal of zero-carbon shipping and the key to this is strong collaboration and partnership across various business sectors, government and science. At MTE Conference 2021, we will discuss progress and innovative ideas and work together to find the range of solutions that will make maritime transportation even more efficient and minimise its environmental impact.”

The Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference is open to all stakeholders in the maritime transport industry concerned about their environmental impact and determined to reduce their operating costs, as well as technology developers, governing bodies, students and NGOs.

“The first edition of the MTE Conference exceeded our expectations and was a great success despite the challenging COVID environment”, says Bernard Schopfer, the organiser of the conference. “On top of the exciting presentations, the chance to meet key players in the maritime industry as well as innovative technology developers and generate business opportunities, we believe the substance of the important themes we discussed is what has driven the continued interest in this recent addition to the Geneva international conference landscape. The renewed support from MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company confirms that we are making the right choices, and encourages us to pursue our efforts towards an even more interesting and fruitful 2021 edition.”