MARITIME TRANSPORT COUNCIL (MTC)
The proposed Maritime Transport
Council for Indian Ocean Rim Association is a regional specialized
agency that promotes and defends the interests of Member States to
facilitate Maritime Transport. It strives towards strengthening of
the Maritime Transport Cooperation in the IORA region.
A Task Force for the Establishment
of a Maritime Transport Council met on 19-20 October 2008 in
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman to discuss the Draft Text for the
establishment of the MTC.
The technical clarifications were
discussed at the Senior Officials Experts meeting for the MTC which
took place on 27-28 May 2010, in Durban, South Africa. The final
text for the establishment of the MTC was adopted at the Tenth
Meeting of the Council of ministers in Sana'a, Republic of Yemen on
5th August 2010.
Currently, the Sultanate of Oman is in an advance stage of
implementing the text on Maritime Transport Council.
Sultanate of Oman has offered to host the Headquarters of the
Maritime Transport Council.