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Tankers' retrofit delays Panama Canal use

The promise that some oil traders and brokers saw for an expanded Panama Canal to become a new route for large tankers will take longer to realise than expected because many ships must first undergo inconvenient retrofits to transit through the new locks, shipping industry experts say.
 

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Carnival Vista Awarded Lloyd’s Register ECO Notation Distinction

Maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register has bestowed the ECO Notation designation on the new Carnival Vista, making it the first Carnival Cruise Line ship to achieve the distinction. The notation recognizes that the cruise line designed, built, and operates Carnival Vista in a manner that exceeds current maritime statutory environmental regulations. 

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ABS Expands Comprehensive Industry-First Cyber System Guidance

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, unveiled the first comprehensive cybersecurity certification and optional notations for marine and offshore assets and facilities at the SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery, Marine) bi-annual international maritime trade fair. Introduced in early 2016, the ABS CyberSafety™ series is the industry’s first risk-based management program for asset owners to apply best practice approaches to cybersecurity, automated systems safety, data integrity and software verification.
 

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