Class societies report uptick in use of remote surveys

The impact of coronavirus-related restrictions on access to ships has helped accelerate shipowners’ use of classification society remote survey services. Today, ABS reported that it is expanding its remote survey options for

ClassNK in joint CBM research agreement

Classification society ClassNK has concluded a joint research agreement for developing advanced condition-based maintenance (CBM), a new maintenance and management process for engine machinery plants, and establishing a new classification survey scheme

ABS publishes Smart Guide

ABS has published its Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels and Offshore Units (Smart Guide) to help marine and offshore owners and operators capitalize on their operational data. The Smart Guide

Tim Protheroe joins Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas has appointed former Lloyd’s Register Americas President Tim Protheroe as Regional Chief Executive, Marine & Offshore, North America. His role includes responsibility for the marine operational client support teams and

ABS updates naval ships guide

ABS has updated its Guide for Building and Classing International Naval Ships (INS Guide), expanding its guidance to strengthen safety and protection against a range of threats. “ABS is a world leader

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DNV GL to class passenger sailing ship

Spanish shipbuilder Metalships & Docks has awarded DNV GL a contract for the classification of a 138 m passenger sailing ship, Sea Cloud Spirit, ordered by Hamburg-based operator Sea Cloud Cruises. The

ABS grants AiP to two DSIC designs for large LNG fueled vessels

FEBRUARY 1, 2019 — ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to two LNG fueled vessel designs from China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group Co (DSIC): a 208,000 dwt bulk carrier and a

ABS opens new state-of-the-art global headquarters

JANUARY 8, 2019 — ABS today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, formally opening its new global headquarters. Anchoring the CityPlace 2 development, the 10-story, 326,800 sq ft building is located at 1701 City

DNV GL issues new guidelines for floating wind turbines

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 — Classification society DNV GL has published a revised standard for design of floating wind turbine structures DNV GL-ST-0119, and a new guideline for the certification of floating wind

JDP aims to develop 23,000 TEU LNG fueled containership

SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 — In a ceremony at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg today, China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL signed a joint development project