ABS Teams with Industry Leaders to Improve Containership Safety

Classification society ABS announced Thursday it is teaming up with members of the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS)  to develop actionable recommendations to help mitigate risks posed from the stowage of dangerous goods on containerships. Established in 2011, CINS is a shipping line initiative meant to increase safety in the supply chain, reduce the … [Read more...]

LR Launches Noise Notation to Quiet Ships in Port

Classification society Lloyd's Register has released a new noise notation to meet the increasing demand for noise control from ships in port. LR describes the new notation as defining a set of limit levels for airborne noise emissions, enabling ports to better monitor overall noise levels from ship calls. The notation will assist ports in determining which and how many ships … [Read more...]

DNV GL Rolls Out Remote Surveys for Entire Classed Fleet

Classification society DNV GL announced Friday that it's started offering remote surveys for some inspections on board all DNV GL classed vessels. This means that for a range of surveys, a DNV GL surveyor will not be required to travel to the vessel. Instead, surveyor's will video streaming to provide support to vessels anywhere in the world with documentation, images, video … [Read more...]

ABS Earns First EU Emissions Monitoring Accreditation

International classification society ABS has been awarded accreditation by Greece’s National Accreditation Body to perform assessments for European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) compliance concerning ships' emissions monitoring plan. The accreditation was awarded to ABS by the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD), making it the first class society … [Read more...]