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...]

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 of cybersecurity for the maritime industry. Participants in the study will include U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, led by Stevens Institute … [Read more...]

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 Guide for Building and Classing Subchapter M Towing Vessels, is the first to help American owners comply with new U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requirements governing towing … [Read more...]

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 Shanghai, China. The Navigator Aurora is the first of four Navigator Gas ethane/ethylene midsize vessels to be delivered with ABS Class during 2016 and early … [Read more...]