PODCAST: LR’s Nick Brown discusses impact of global sulfur cap

JUNE 1, 2018 — It is clearly a time of transformation in the maritime industry. One of the latest drivers of change is the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s global 0.5%

Global consortium aims to ease pains of decommissioning projects

MAY 2, 2018 — Global spending on oil and gas decommissioning is expected to be $13 billion per year by 2040. Now a new global decommissioning consortium has been set up that

LR approves rotor sail installation on Viking Grace

APRIL 30, 2018 — Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) says that installation of a rotor sail on the LNG-fueled ferry Viking Grace (see earlier story) was carried out with LR approval of

LNG fueled 250,000 dwt ore carrier design gets LR approval

MARCH 27, 2018 — South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from classification society Lloyd’s Register for an LNG fueled 250,000 dwt class very large ore

Lloyd’s Register Foundation in Maritime Blockchain Labs initiative

MARCH 22, 2018 — Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Copenhagen headquartered Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC) have announced a funding partnership to set up Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL). MBL will explore the

Lloyd’s Register acquires cyber security specialist

MARCH 19, 2018 — Lloyd’s Register has acquired cyber security specialist Nettitude. Founded 1n 2003, Nettitude is a leading provider of cyber security, compliance, infrastructure and managed security services. It employs 140

Two EXMAR Very Large Gas Carriers will be LPG fueled

MARCH 2, 2018 — While plenty of people have been studying the potential of LPG as a marine fuel, Antwerp headquartered EXMAR has taken the plunge. It says that the main engines

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard delivers world’s largest LNG fueled bulker

FEBRUARY 21, 2018 — Korea’s Ilshin Shipping has taken delivery of the world’s largest LNG fueled bulk carrier from shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. Built to dual Lloyd’s Register and Korean Register class,

Naval Dome cyber security system completes box ship pilot testing

FEBRUARY 5, 2018 — Israel-based cyber security specialist Naval Dome has successfully completed pilot testing of its multi-layered cyber security system for classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) aboard XT Shipping’s Zim Genova.

Drone inspection specialist gains Lloyd’s Register certification

JANUARY 11, 2018 — Delft, Netherlands, headquartered drone and robotics specialist RIMS BV has received its fourth Classification Certificate as a Recognized External Specialist. Issued by Lloyd’s Register (LR), it covers the