VIRGIN’S VOYAGE BEGINS

The keel was laid for the first of three ships for Virgin Cruises at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa, Italy on Wednesday. “This is a very big day for Virgin Voyages, as an exciting new holiday option for travelers starts to get ship shape. She will be the most recognizable ship …

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SHIPPING GROUPS HIT BACK AT CLAIMS THEY DON’T SUPPORT EMISSIONS REDUCTION

Shipping lobby groups have fought back against claims they are obstructing efforts to fight climate change. The World Shipping Council (WSC) has rejected a report by InfluenceMap that claimed it, Bimco and the International Chamber of Shipping had “aggressively” lobbied against climate regulations. The WSC said the Corporate Capture of the International …

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IMO: PROGRESS MADE IN DEVELOPING GLOBAL GHG EMISSIONS STRATEGY FOR SHIPPING

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has reported ‘considerable progress’ in drafting its initial strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping, but details of a finalized strategy won’t be agreed on until at least 2018, the IMO said Monday. During the second meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of …

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