classification societies

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

September 14, 2012
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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

September 4, 2012
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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

August 29, 2012
Total Views: 63

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Press Releases

Ship Certification Made Easy: Bureau Veritas Releases New IT-based System

International classification society Bureau Veritas has put in place a completely new IT-based certification and ship status system aimed at reducing the

July 10, 2012
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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Engineering News

IACS Releases Draft Harmonized Common Structural Rules, Seeks Feedback

After hearing about the release this week by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) of the draft IACS harmonised Common Structural

July 5, 2012
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Monday, June 18, 2012

GL Halts Iran Business [REPORT]

Ship classification society Germanischer Lloyd has reportedly stopped verifying safety and environmental standards for ship’s belonging to Iran’s

June 18, 2012
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

United Against Nuclear Iran Targets Germanischer Lloyd

U.S.-based pressure group against Iran’s nuclear ambitions, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), on Thursday called on classification society Germanischer

June 14, 2012
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bureau Veritas Pulls Plug on Iran Operations

French classification society Bureau Veritas has halted its marine work in Iran, pledging to end its certification of Iranian vessels, specifically those of

June 7, 2012
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

World’s Largest Classification Society, ClassNK Posts 200 Million Gross Tons

LONDON – Tokyo-based ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, better known as ClassNK, officially announced that its register had surged past

May 29, 2012
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ABS Celebrates 150 Years of Service

(Washington, DC—) ABS celebrated its 150th anniversary in Washington, DC on January 31 and was recognized by Members of Congress for the classification

February 14, 2012
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Monday, November 28, 2011
Press Releases

BV Certifies Damen’s DAMOS Vessel Maintenance Management System

Damen Services, part of Damen Shipyards Group, announces that its Damen Asset Management Operating System (DAMOS) has been independently approved by

November 28, 2011
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

DNV Responds: Class Societies and Ship Design Do Not Mix – Agreed

The following is a response to a recently published article here on gCaptain titled “ABS Chief: Class Societies and Ship Design Do Not Mix” where

November 17, 2011
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Engineering News

ABS Chief: Class Societies and Ship Design Do Not Mix

Development of in-house ‘green ship’ designs by class societies risks creating conflict of interest with their core safety role. (Houston,

November 15, 2011
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

ABS To Strengthen Energy-Related Research In Korea

U.S. classification society ABS has laid out initial plans for strengthening its ties to the Korean maritime industry, announcing today the society will be

October 27, 2011
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

GL Ships Top USCG Port Safety List

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has once again topped the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Annual Port State Control (PSC) Report and Annual Class Performance List for

June 5, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sweeping Management Changes at ABS

(Houston, TX—) A sweeping series of management appointments at ABS, effective 1 July, will position a new generation of executives who will help define

June 1, 2011
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Bureau Veritas: A new meaning of operational efficiency

International classification society Bureau Veritas says continuing pressure on environmental emissions, coupled with rising oil prices, puts a new focus on

May 16, 2011
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

GL Noble Denton Publishes New BOP Certification Guidelines

GL Noble Denton has published a new Guideline for the certification of blow-out preventers (BOPs), clearly defining the process to be undertaken by independent

May 3, 2011
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Monday, May 2, 2011

ABS Provides Comprehensive Guidance for Drilling Systems

Class society ABS announces the release of its enhanced Guide for the Classification of Drilling Systems which provides a comprehensive approach to classing

May 2, 2011
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USCG gives DNV nod for Passenger Ship Safety Certificates

Houston: The U.S. Coast Guard has extended DNV’s statutory authorizations under the USCG Alternate Compliance Program to include Passenger Ship Safety

May 2, 2011
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