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KR Signs On to Help Bring Methanol Bunkering to Ulsan

Nov 22, 2022

Classification society Korean Register (KR) and Ulsan Port Authority (UPA) have signed an MOU to support methanol-fueled ships and establish the South Korean port as a low-carbon, eco-friendly energy hub.The agreement was made in response to the low-carbon energy transition underway in the shipping and port industries. Methanol is a clean burning marine fuel which produces 99% less sulfur oxides (SOx)…

ABS Publishes Advisory on Methanol Bunkering

Apr 22, 2024

Classification society ABS has published what it says is the industry's first advisory on methanol bunkering as the cleaner-burning fuel continues to gain interest among shipowners seeking to reduce their environmental footprint.A key component…

ClassNK Announces Executive Appointments

Apr 02, 2024

ClassNK has carried out a regular reshuffle of its full-time executives, underlining its commitment to charting the maritime industry’s shift through a period of significant transformation. President & CEO Hiroaki Sakashita and Senior Executive…

CCS Grants AiP for Unique Cruise Terminal Design

Jan 22, 2024

China Classification Society (CCS) has issued an approval in principle (AiP) certificate to Chongqing Cuntan International Cruise Home Port Development and Wuhan Marine Machinery Plant for a passenger transportation system with intelligent control…

UK Insurers Join Cargo Safety Initiative

Sep 06, 2023

Safetytech Accelerator, a non-profit established by Lloyd’s Register, has confirmed that UK maritime insurers, the UK P&I Club and TT Club, have signed up for its Cargo Fire & Loss Innovation Initiative (CFLII).The Initiative, launched in February 2023…

Renewable Production Needed to Make Methanol a Viable Marine Fuel -LR

Jul 17, 2023

As technology feasibility continues to grow for methanol as a marine fuel, the main challenges for the industry’s adoption of it are investment and community readiness, according to a new report from Lloyd’s Register (LR).The report, 'Fuel for Thought: Methanol'…

DNV Acquires Nixu

Jun 20, 2023

DNV will acquire Helsinki-headquartered cyber security services firm Nixu following a public tender offer which resulted in DNV taking ownership of more than 93% of Nixu’s shares. DNV will combine its cyber security businesses with Nixu following…

ABS Uses Simulation and Modeling to Tackle Ammonia’s Safety Challenge

May 23, 2023

Classification society ABS said it is using advanced modeling and simulation technologies to develop emergency response methods to assist ports and crew in responding to ammonia leaks or spills.It is the first step toward a comprehensive and fast ammonia release response system…

LR Grants AIP for Ammonia FSRU

Apr 25, 2023

A new ammonia floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), the first of its kind in Korea, has been awarded approval in principle (AIP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR), the classification society announced Tuesday.Developed by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries…

LR Certifies MARSIG’s Electronic Record Book Platform

Mar 09, 2023

Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) said it has awarded statement of compliance (SOC) certification to German marine engineering specialists MARSIG for its searecs electronic record book. The platform offers an electronic alternative…

ClassNK Publishes New Containership Safety Standards

Feb 28, 2023

Classification society ClassNK announced new sets of guidelines to aimed at safer and more efficient ocean container transport. The new 'Guidelines for Container Stowage and Securing Arrangements (Edition 3.0)' and 'Guidelines for Parametric…

Interview: Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV

Jan 10, 2023

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV, says that while progress towards industry decarbonization should be applauded, it must be accelerated. Shipping needs to work together, in tandem with other sectors and stakeholders, if we’re to stand a hope of reaching our most ambitious…

ABS Approves Autonomous Tech for HHI Group

Oct 04, 2022

ABS’ support for the development of autonomous technology at sea took another step forward with the granting of approval in principle (AIP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHI Group) for four areas of autonomous functions: navigation, machinery health management…

ABS Hires Hernandez to Head its Offshore Division

Aug 22, 2022

Classification society ABS announced it has appointed veteran offshore industry leader Miguel Hernandez to head its offshore division.  The former MODEC general manager of sales and marketing is now ABS Senior Vice President of Offshore Business Development…

ClassNK Opens New Survey Office in Rome

Aug 01, 2022

Classification society ClassNK announced it has opened a new exclusive surveyor office in Rome, Italy with operations beginning August 1, 2022.ClassNK said it has opened its newest office, located at the center Italian Peninsula, in response…

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