• The Internet of Big Things

    Wärtsilä announced last week that it had signed a maintenance agreement with GasLog to ensure the reliability of operation of GasLog’s seven LNG carriers.

  • Tasneef Academy launches its website to enhance...

    Emirates Classifications Society “Tasneef” just ticked off another item on its list of achievements by launching the Tasneef Academy website ( for maritime training as part of its efforts to supply the local and Arab maritime community with specialized talent in the maritime sector.

  • DNV GL hails launch of new rules

    Efficient, flexible and future proof: Class society DNV GL believes its new rules, are coming into effect on 1 January 2016, set a new industry benchmark.

  • DNV GL Publishes New Classification Rule Set

    DNV GL's new rules for classification of ships become publicly available online today following a development and review process involving 250 internal experts and more than 800 customers and maritime stakeholders.

  • Action Furthers Shipbreaking Debate

    ClassNK has issued statements of compliance to two ship recycling facilities in Alang, India, verifying that the facilities are in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.

  • New technologies to reduce costs in the bulk...

    DNV GL’s latest Bulk Carrier Forum looked at future trends and some of the classification society’s most recent projects in the segment. About 50 representatives from the bulk industry met with DNV GL experts in Hamburg last week to hear presentations and participate in informal discussions.

  • DNV GL Releases Guidance on MRV Regulation

    DNV GL has released a guidance document to assist ship operators in complying with the new Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation, which was approved in European Parliament earlier this year.


RS rules conform to the IMO goal-based standards

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), at its 96th session held in London on 11 to 20 May 2016 confirmed that the rules of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping are in conformity to the IMO goal-based standards (GBS).


POSH Bags Shell FLNG Contract

Singapore’s offshore marine services provider PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd. (POSH) has been awarded a contract to support Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility using its semi-submersible accommodation vessel the “POSH Arcadia”.


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.