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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)…

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…

Largest Container Ship in the World Delivered to ABS Class

Aug 01, 2022

The EVER ALOT, the largest container ship in the world, with just over 24,000 teu capacity, has been delivered to ABS class.The vessel is the latest in a series of nine being built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China to ABS class. The 400…

DNV Approves Maritime Digital Infrastructure Projects

Jun 06, 2022

Classification society DNV said it has recently approved several projects for digital infrastructure solutions developed by COSCO, Kongsberg Digital and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).According to DNV, digitalization of the maritime industry is set to radically enhance the operational efficiency…

Sun Feng Takes the Helm at China Classification Society

Jan 05, 2022

Sun Feng formerly a CCS vice president, was named Chairman and President, taking over from Mo Jianhui, who retired.In a handover ceremony at CCS headquarters in Beijing, Sun paid tribute to Mo, praising his contribution to CCS.“Mr. Mo oversaw the rapid growth of our classed fleet…

ClassNK Launches App for Ship Management and PSC Performance

Dec 23, 2021

Japan-based classification society ClassNK announced the release of its PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence mobile app designed to assist the improvement of ship management system and port state control (PSC) performance. The application is the mobile…

UAE Joins the Association of Asian Classification Societies

Dec 21, 2021

The Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF), an initiative of the UAE’s Ministry of Defense, announced it has been accepted as a member in the Association of Asian Classification Societies (ACS) following a detailed evaluation of its technical…

ClassNK to Make Electronic Certificates, Reports Standard

Dec 20, 2021

ClassNK will make electronic certificates and reports issued for ships as standard service from January 30, 2022.ClassNK has been providing an environment in which documents can be used in electronic data upon request since the early 2000s for…

DNV Aims to Bolster Maritime Cyber Defense with Acquisition of Applied Risk

Nov 24, 2021

DNV will acquire industrial cyber security specialist Applied Risk, aiming to build the world’s largest industrial cyber security practice.Cyber threats to the maritime community is a large and growing problem, with the maritime industry experiencing…

Tech File: OATECH Fish-Farming "Superyacht" Earns RINA AIP

Nov 23, 2021

A fish-farming superyacht developed by Ocean Ark Tech of Chile (OATECH) and its strategic ally, London-based Ocean Sovereign, is one step closer to delivering fish to market after winning a key approval from marine classification society, RINA…

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