Thursday, June 11, 2015
Maritime News

New Rules to Enhance Safety of Large Containerships

  The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has announced the adoption of new rules to further improve the safety of Large Container Ships by enhancing consistency between pre-existing Class...

June 11, 2015
Total Views: 54

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Maritime News

ABS Releases Updated Guidance on LNG Fuel and Bunkering in North America

International classification society ABS has released updated guidance on LNG Bunkering in North America as the transport sector continues its rapid transition to cleaner burning fuels in response to new...

March 24, 2015
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Maritime News

ClassNK Retakes Top Classification Spot

International classification society ClassNK has retaken the top spot as the world’s largest classification society. ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda released their 2014 registration statistics during its annual Japanese...

March 17, 2015
Total Views: 1

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Ship Classification

DNV GL Welcomes World’s Largest Containership to Class

DNV GL on Thursday announced that it has welcomed the MSC Oscar containership into its class, which at 19,224 TEU is the world's largest containership by carrying capacity.

February 19, 2015
Total Views: 16

Thursday, January 29, 2015

ClassNK’s New Tonnage Tops 20 Million Again in 2014

International classification society ClassNK has announced its fourth straight year registering new tonnage in excess of 20 million gt in 2014, with 833 new vessels for a combined total of 21,466,272 gt.

January 29, 2015
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Maritime News

ClassNK invests in the Wind Energy Institute of Tokyo

Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has further strengthened its renewable energy activities by agreeing to form a capital alliance with the Wind Energy Institute...

January 28, 2015
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hyundai Heavy’s Next-Generation Drillship Design Receives ABS Approval in Principle

The American Bureau of Shipping says it has awarded approval in principle (AIP) for Hyundai Heavy Industries' next-generation HD12000 heavy duty, wide beam drillship designed for ultra-deep water and harsh conditions.

January 20, 2015
Total Views: 28

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Maritime News

USMRC and ClassNK to Team Up on Maritime R&D projects

December 9, 2014 – Middletown, R.I. – The United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC) in Middletown, Rhode Island and ClassNK, a leading ship classification society based in Tokyo, Japan, are...

December 10, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Ship Classification

ABS Classes First Japanese-Flagged Carrier

International classification society ABS says it has added the first Japanese-flagged vessel to its classed fleet after having been awarded the status of a 'Recognized Organization' (RO) by the Japanese government.

September 4, 2014
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Ship Classification

ClassNK to Acquire Marine Software Giant NAPA

Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK announced today an agreement to acquire NAPA, the world’s leading maritime software house, in a deal hailed as a landmark agreement for improved safety and performance of the whole maritime industry.

March 18, 2014
Total Views: 33


ABS Tackles North American LNG Bunkering Regulations

The American Bureau of Shipping has released a new report aimed at providing guidance to potential owners and operators of gas-fueled vessels, as well as LNG bunkering vessels and facilities, seeking to obtain regulatory approval of projects in North America.

March 18, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Maritime News

U.S. Flagged Shipowner Chooses ClassNK for First Time Ever

Japanese classification society ClassNK has put their stamp on their first-ever US-flagged ship, the 2008-built, 7,985 dwt oil product tanker SLNC PAX, owned by Schuyler Line Navigation Company (SLNC). This vessel was...

March 13, 2014
Total Views: 11

Friday, January 31, 2014
Ship Classification

ABS to Class its First Japanese-Flagged Vessel

ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has been selected by Offshore Japan Corporation (OJC) to class its newly ordered anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel, the first Japan-flag ship built to ABS class.

January 31, 2014
Total Views: 20

Friday, December 27, 2013

ClassNK Receives Authorization from Finnish Flag

ClassNK announced today they have been authorized by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency to carry out surveys for Finnish flagged vessels. The agreement allows ClassNK to perform surveys for SOLAS,...

December 27, 2013
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

ABS to Open Office on Houston’s Energy Corridor

BS made the strategic decision to provide greater access to our offshore clients by locating ABS’ industry-focused resources in a dedicated facility in one of the world’s most important energy centers

December 10, 2013
Total Views: 0

Sunday, December 8, 2013
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Maritime News

Class Societies Lloyd’s Register and DNV-GL Unveil New Branding

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a 253 year-old classification society with deep roots in the maritime industry has officially unveiled a new corporate logo and branding today reflecting the growth of firm...

December 8, 2013
Total Views: 125

Monday, December 2, 2013
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Regulating LNG | Q&A with Transport Canada

Transport Canada is the federal body responsible for transportation safety and regulation.  Their Marine departments have been working to support the industry in managing the development of LNG as a...

December 2, 2013
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Ship Classification

DNV and GL Merger a Done Deal

New company, DNV GL, will be operational beginning September 12, 2013.

September 11, 2013
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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Maritime News

DNV-GL Merger: Deal Closure Could Happen This Month

Oslo-based classification society DNV reports they are very close to completing their merger with Hamburg-based Germanischer Lloyd (GL), a deal announced in December of last year. “We have achieved clearance...

September 4, 2013
Total Views: 2

Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Engineering News

ABS Nautical Systems Adds Three European Shipowners to NS5 User Base

ABS Nautical Systems has welcomed three more leading European shipowners to the user community for its NS5 Enterprise software suite. Two Athens-based owners, Central Mare and Consolidated Marine will adopt...

August 29, 2013
Total Views: 8