ICS to IMO: Set hefty CO2 reduction targets
At its Annual General Meeting, the International Chamber of Shipping agreed to urge the International Maritime Organization to adopt some dramatic CO2 reduction objectives — on behalf of the international shipping sector as a whole — in order to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Legislators seek offshore wind tax credits
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02) have reintroduced legislation intended to spur the growth of offshore wind energy in the U.S. by extending tax credits for the industry.
Modular L-ion battery system gets DNV GL type approval
The 50 m ferry will be able to carry up to 25 cars and 147 passengers, and is scheduled for launch by Danish shipbuilder Søby Shipyard Ltd later this year.
Costa Concordia: Schettino starts serving prison term
Former Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino began serving a 16-year prison term Friday after Italy’s Supreme Court upheld his sentence and lower court convictions for manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.
Norwegian Coastal Admin newbuild to have Rolls-Royce hybrid system
A new multipurpose vessel on order at Norwegian shipbuilder Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted will be the second Norwegian Coastal Administration vessel to combine traditional diesel power with battery-driven operation.
VIDEO: CVN 72 redelivered following RCOH
The redelivery took place following successful sea trials that tested the ship’s systems following its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.
Canada to implement northern BC tanker moratorium
The legislation will prohibit oil tankers carrying crude and persistent oils as cargo from stopping, loading or unloading at ports or marine installations in northern British Columbia.