LNG-Fuelled Very Large Ore Carrier Design Receives Class Approval

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle from classification society Lloyd's Register for a LNG-powered Very Large Ore Carrier.   The VLOC concept was developed through a joint project between Lloyd's Register, Hyundai Heavy, Anangel, as the shipowner, and LNG supplier Woodside. The goal of the project is to … [Read more...]

World’s Largest LNG-Fueled Ship Set for Delivery

Hyundai Heavy Industries, one of the world's leading shipbuilders, is getting ready to deliver the world's largest LNG-fueled ship, a 50,000 dwt bulk carrier.  Delivery is expected by the end of the year from HHI's Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea, according to a statement from international classification society Lloyd's Register, which will class the vessel … [Read more...]

Lloyd’s Register to Resume Iran Business

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Britain's Lloyd's Register (LR) is working on resuming services to verify safety and environmental standards for Iranian shipping companies, the ship classification society said on Monday. Without verification from such bodies, ships are unable to call at international ports or secure insurance. "We are now making arrangements to re-establish … [Read more...]

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 shipping company Norden AS. Leading tramp ship operator Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S, based in Copenhagen, contracted LR to class 57 ships, including the full Norden fleet and other externally managed Norden owned … [Read more...]

High Fuel Costs and New Emissions Regs are Pushing the Boundaries of Naval Architecture

By Brenda Goh CHONGQING, China, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Paint inspired by the skin of a tuna fish and automated drone ships that don't need crews: such ideas could revolutionise the next generation of ocean vessels as the shipping sector looks to cut costs and tackle pollution. Faced with new environmental rules and the need to cap operating costs as profits slide, shippers are … [Read more...]