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  • Friendship and DNV GL sign Agreement for Hospital Ship Survey and Certification Services

    A Service Contract agreement has been signed between Friendship and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Germanischer Lloyd (GL) at Hotel Swiss Garden in Banani, Dhaka. The agreement is aimed to provide all necessary survey services for classification and statutory requirements for Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital as part of DNV-GL’s corporate social responsibility.

  • DNV GL issues new fire safety report on Ro-Ro decks

    Global certification body and classification society DNV GL has issued a report on fire incidents occurring in roll-on / roll-off (Ro-Ro) spaces in a bid to address increasing safety concerns in the sector, and provide guidance to ship owners.

  • ClassNK returns to Iran

    Leading classification society ClassNK has resumed operations in Iran with the reopening of its Tehran Office and agreements with the Iranian Classification Society (ICS) and Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), Ministry of Roads & Urban Development of Iran.


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  • ABS releases IMO Polar Code Advisory

    As the potential for marine traffic in Polar regions increases, there is a clear need for modern and effective regulation.

  • Damen and Ampelmann team up for marine access...

    Cooperation proves a safe and cost efficient helicopter transfer alternative.

  • ECB reviews banks' lending to troubled...

    The European Central Bank has launched a review of banks' lending to the shipping industry, much of which is suffering a deep downturn, five people familiar with the situation told Reuters.

  • Bahri, Partners Step Closer to Set Up Maritime...

    The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Maritime Offshore Limited, a subsidiary of UAE-based oil rig constructor Lamprell, and South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries on establishment of a maritime yard at Ras Al Khair in eastern Saudi Arabia.

  • Van der Velden BARKE® high-lift flap rudders...

    The Dutch company Van der Velden Marine Systems (VDVMS) in conjunction with the US representative Ships Machinery International, Inc. (SMI) is pleased to announce the launching of a new state-of-the-art Jones Act Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) with BARKE® high-lift flap rudders for coastwise service in the USA.

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