Classification News


Classification and Building the New Fuels Pathway

May 09, 2024

Long-term initiatives led by classification societies are building the foundation for future fuels uptake.About this time last year, ABS CEO Chris Wiernicki said: “When you look at where we are and the steepness of the curve ahead, the biggest risk is the unintended safety consequences of change.” Class, he says, is built for the intersection between technology, safety and regulations and must be prepared…

ClassNK, StormGeo Team on Maritime Decarbonization

May 14, 2024

ClassNK has partnered with StormGeo for seamless sharing and verification of emission data.The collaboration marks a ilestone for the companies, establishing the sharing and verification of emission data, to meet the requirements of their shared clients…

One-on-One: Rob Langford, VP, Global Offshore Wind, ABS

Apr 23, 2024

As the U.S. offshore wind industry endures a predictable number of stops and starts during its adolescence, common mantras are ‘learn from the established European model’ and ‘embrace technology transfer from the offshore oil and gas sector…

Preparing for Change, ABS Enhances the Marine Vessels Rules Book

Feb 27, 2024

As maritime faces transcendent changes in regards to decarbonization, digitalization and automation, innovators from inside and outside of the industry will be challenged to deliver new applications and technologies with increased speed and frequency…

Erma First's Blue Connect Get Class AIP

Dec 14, 2023

Bureau Veritas (BV) granted an Approval in Principle to Greek company ERMA FIRST for its Blue Connect system, a high voltage alternative maritime power solution that can be housed in a 40ft container.  ERMA FIRST’s system, which can be housed…

ClassNK AIP for MARIC's Alternative Fuel Vessels

Dec 07, 2023

ClassNK issued Approvals in Principle (AiPs) for four ship designs developed by Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC).The four designs include:a 210k methanol dual-fueled bulk carrier, a 210k ammonia dual-fueled bulk carrier, a 210k LNG dual-fueled bulk carrier…

AIP for SDARI Ship Designs

Dec 06, 2023

ClassNK awards AiPs for SDARI’s green fuels powered vehicle carriers for ammonia ready LNG dual fueled 7,000CEU, and both methanol/ammonia dual fueled 10,000CEUClassNK has issued Approvals in Principle (AiPs) for three vehicle carrier designs…

AiP for World’s Largest Car Carrier

Dec 06, 2023

DNV awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate to China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. for its 11,000-CEU capacity pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) design.Recognized as the world's largest PCTC, the 234m long and 40m wide ship will have 14 decks allowing 11…

Erma First gets AIP for Onboard Carbon Capture System

Dec 05, 2023

Erma First received Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV for its amine absorption-based Onboard Carbon Capture (OCC) system, which was put to the test onboard a RoRo ship.The system uses amine absorption technology and a proprietary amine solvent to absorb CO2 from flue gases…

Hydrogen-fueled Ship Earns AIP

Oct 19, 2023

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a parcel layout concept for a hydrogen-fueled multi-purpose vessel developed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), MOL Drybulk Ltd. (MOL Drybulk), Onomichi Dockyard Co., Ltd. (Onomichi Dockyard)…

Panama Ship Registry - Member of the Qualship21 for First Time in 20 years

Jul 07, 2023

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), the entity overseeing the Panama Ship Registry, received a letter of approval from the United States Coast Guard congratulating the country for its qualification to the Quality Shipping for the 21st Century…

Japanese Leaders Collaborate on Ammonia-Fueled Gas Carrier

Apr 14, 2023

ClassNK issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia-fueled gas carrier which has been jointly developed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Tsuneishi Shipbuilding and Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding.Ammonia is expected to be used as a ship fuel for decarbonization since it does not emit CO2 when combusted…

ClassNK Grants "Innovation Endorsement" to Yusen Logistics

Mar 28, 2023

ClassNK granted the Class C Innovation Endorsement Provider Certification to Yusen Logistics.ClassNK offers its third-party Innovation Endorsement 'Provider Certification', which supports innovative initiatives, to companies and organizations…

AiP for Ammonia Floating Storage and Regasification Barge (A-FSRB)

Jan 05, 2023

ClassNK issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB) jointly developed by NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. (NSY), and IHI Corporation (IHI), reportedly the world's first AiP for A-FSRBs handling ammonia as cargo…

Marlink, BV Partner to Promote Digital Integration, Connectivity

Jun 21, 2022

Marlink and Bureau Veritas (BV) signed an agreement to accelerate the delivery of cyber-secure digital tools and safety services in the maritime industry. The agreement links Marlink’s smart hybrid connectivity with the remote digital and safety services provided by BV…

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