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 workload of shipowners and operators and simplifying access...

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 Rules (CSR), my first question was, what the...

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 biggest shipping companies, Reuters reports. GL is the latest class society to...

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 Lloyd (GL) to stop certifying Iranian ships, specifically those of the...

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 the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines...

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 the 200 million gross ton mark on 28 May 2012. ClassNK...

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 society’s proud history and unwavering commitment to...

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 classification society Bureau Veritas. DAMOS is a unique vessel...

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 ABS President and Chief Executive...

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, TX—) ABS President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki...

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 opening up its first ever energy...

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 2010.  GL is again in...

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 the role and scope of class...

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 operational efficiency. Writing in the Bureau Veritas Marine Business...

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 third party certification bodies in certifying...

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 offshore drilling systems and their associated support...

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 Certificates. With this additional authorization, DNV is the only...

May 2, 2011
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bureau Veritas and Russian Register sign LNG/FPU co-operation agreement

Classification societies Bureau Veritas (BV) and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) have signed a three-year co-operation agreement covering the development of joint guidelines for LNG carriers and Offshore Floating...

February 22, 2011
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ABS announces new CEO

ABS Announces Christopher J. Wiernicki to Become CEO, Robert D. Somerville Remains as Chairman (Houston, TX—)  ABS President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki will assume the duties of...

February 15, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

DNVPS charts 30 years of progress in the bunker testing business

SINGAPORE – When DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) launched its marine residual fuel testing service on Jan 1, 1981, ship operators for the first time were able to scientifically analyze the...

January 18, 2011
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