Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

April 18, 2019
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Friday, March 29, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

March 29, 2019
Total Views: 21

Friday, March 15, 2019
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Maritime News

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,...

March 15, 2019
Total Views: 19

Thursday, May 17, 2018
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ABS Awarded Contract to Class Canadian Coast Guard’s Entire 114-Vessel Fleet

International classification society ABS has been awarded the contract to provide classification and certification services for the Canadian Coast Guard’s entire existing fleet of 114 vessels as well as future...

May 17, 2018
Total Views: 48

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Maritime News

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...

February 23, 2017
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Monday, October 10, 2016
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ABS Contracted for 2-Year Maritime Cybersecurity Research Project

International classification society the American Bureau of Shipping has been awarded a research by the U.S. Maritime Security Center to conduct a two-year research program focused on defining the future...

October 10, 2016
Total Views: 23

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Maritime News

ABS Releases Subchapter M Guidance

International classification society ABS has released new guidance for U.S. towing vessel owners to help them comply with the new requirements of Subchapter M. ABS says the guidance, titled the ABS...

September 22, 2016
Total Views: 10

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Maritime News

ABS Classes World’s Largest LNG-Powered Ethane Carrier

International classification society ABS says it has classed the world’s largest ethane/ethylene capable liquefied gas carrier Navigator Aurora. The ship has been delivered to Navigator Gas by Jiangnan Shipyard in...

September 1, 2016
Total Views: 3

Friday, March 11, 2016
Maritime News

ClassNK Strengthens U.S. Services with Coast Guard ACP Authorization

Japanese classification society ClassNK has received U.S. Coast Guard authorization to participate in the Coast Guard’s Alternate Compliance Program (ACP), providing U.S.-flagged shipowners and operators more flexibility when it comes...

March 11, 2016
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Maritime News

ClassNK Releases New Guidance for Large Containerships Following MOL Comfort Loss

International classification society ClassNK has released new guidance for large containerships more than two years after the loss of the MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean in June 2013. The...

November 25, 2015
Total Views: 185

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ocean-Going LNG Bunkering Barge Concept Receives Class Approval

  A new design for a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-bunkering articulated tug and barge unit (ATB) designed by Seattle-based naval architecture firm Jensen Maritime has been granted “approval in principle”...

July 27, 2015
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Maritime News

ABS to Class Maersk’s ‘New’ Triple-E

  International classification society ABS has been selected to class 11 ultra-large containerships (ULCs) for Denmark’s Maersk Line A/S. Maersk ordered the 19,630 TEU ships from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine...

July 8, 2015
Total Views: 43

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Maritime News

Lloyd’s Register Bags Entire Norden Fleet

A total of 32 ships will be transferred to Lloyd’s Register class as part of new agreement that covers a total of 57 ships including the entire fleet of Danish...

June 16, 2015
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Maritime News

ABS to Class Chinese Newbuilds

  Houston-based international classification society ABS says it has been selected to class a semi-submersible drilling rig and liftboat being built in China. The contract was awarded by Hong Kong-based...

June 16, 2015
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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: 77

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Paris MoU’s White, Grey and Black List 2014 – Ranking the World’s Flag States from Best to Worst

The Paris MoU on Port State Control has published its updated “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” for 2014, ranking flag states from quality flags to flags with a poor performance record that are considered high or very high risk.

June 9, 2015
Total Views: 24

Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Maritime News

Remi Eriksen – Class Society DNV GL Appoints New CEO

  International classification society DNV GL has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President and Chief Operating Officer. Eriksen is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring August...

May 28, 2015
Total Views: 3

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: 3

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

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: 30