Funded by the European Union and implemented by IMO, the Global MTCC Network (GMN) initiative unites technology centres, such as Maritime Technologies Cooperation Centres (MTCCs), in targeted regions into a global network. Their aim is to promote technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector and help navigate shipping into a low-carbon future.

The MTCCs focus on technical co-operation, capacity building and technology transfer. Developing countries and, in particular, Least Developed Countries and Small Islands Developing States, will be the main beneficiaries of this initiative.