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
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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: 35

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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

Friday, January 31, 2014

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: 21

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

BSEE Director James Watson to Lead ABS America’s Division

The American Bureau of Shipping announced Tuesday that James A. Watson, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), will join ABS as President and CEO of the Americas Division beginning September 2, 2013.

July 9, 2013
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
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ABS Releases Advisory on Use of Scrubber Systems

International classification society ABS has released an advisory on the use of exhaust gas scrubber systems in order for ships to meet increasingly stringent low sulfur fuel requirements, both now...

May 2, 2013
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ABS Reports Record Year in 2012

The American Bureau of Shipping has reported record performance in 2012 despite uncertainties in the global economy and the shipping and offshore markets, ABS Chairman, Robert D. Somerville announced Tuesday...

April 23, 2013
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Press Releases

ClassNK Reports (Another) Record Year in 2012

ClassNK Registers 25 Million Gross Tons in 2012; Sets New Records for Newbuildings & Class Transfers Tokyo – ClassNK on Wednesday released its official registration figures for the year 2012,...

January 30, 2013
Total Views: 1

Friday, January 25, 2013
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ABS Releases New DP Systems Requirements

HOUSTON – The American Bureau of Shipping on Friday announced that they have released the ABS Guide for Dynamic Positioning Systems as a significant update to present classification requirements to...

January 25, 2013
Total Views: 51

Friday, January 18, 2013
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Engineering News

Japan Authorizes ABS as Recognized Organization

TOKYO – The American Bureau of Shipping announced today they have been granted authorization by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to serve as a Recognized Organization of the...

January 18, 2013
Total Views: 16

Friday, January 11, 2013

Class Titan Receives Expanded Authorization in U.S.

The world’s largest classification society, ClassNK, announced Friday that it has been granted expanded authorization from the United States Coast Guard that will enable them to carry out a full...

January 11, 2013
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Iran: Not Certifying Our Ships Poses a Serious Threat to International Safety

By Jonathan Saul LONDON – Western sanctions imposed over the past months against Iran’s shipping industry will seriously affect international maritime and environmental safety, a senior Iranian official said. Companies are cutting...

December 11, 2012
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Iran Tanker Safety Risks Rise as Ship Classifiers Get Forced Out

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Western pressure that forced foreign ship classifiers out of Iran has increased safety risks, including the danger of an Iranian vessel spilling...

December 5, 2012
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ClassNK Certifies World’s First Specially Built Nickel Ore Carrier

The maritime transport of nickel ore is no easy task. Nickel ore cargoes can liquefy during transport, drastically impairing the ship’s stability and safety, and these cargoes have been cited as...

October 23, 2012
Total Views: 44

Monday, October 1, 2012

ClassNK Reaches Milestones

ClassNK Chairman and President, Noboru Ueda, announced Monday the opening of three new offices outside of Japan bringing the total number of overseas ClassNK survey offices to over 100. The newly established...

October 1, 2012
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Friday, September 28, 2012

Last But Not Least, Korean Register of Shipping Pulls The Plug On Iran

The Korean Register of Shipping has become the latest and last remaining major classification society that has promised to stop certifying Iranian ships, specifically those of the Islamic Republic of...

September 28, 2012
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Friday, September 14, 2012

ClassNK: World’s Largest Class Society Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

With more than 200 million registered gross tons, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, perhaps better known as ClassNK, is the world’s largest classification society and is showing no signs of stopping or...

September 14, 2012
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bureau Veritas Surpasses 10,000 Vessel Mark

The Bureau Veritas classed fleet has grown past the 10,000 mark, the international classification society said Tuesday. In a statement Bureau Veritas said it’s classed fleet now stands at 10,055...

September 4, 2012
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ABS Cleared in ‘Prestige’ Liability Suit

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Wednesday upheld the original ruling that the government of Spain cannot hold Houston-based American Bureau of Shipping liable in connection...

August 29, 2012
Total Views: 35