• ClassNK begins condition-based engine monitoring...

    Japanese classification society ClassNK has started verification tests of a new condition-based engine monitoring system on a Mitsui OSK Lines ship. The CMAXS e-GICSX was jointly developed by ClassNK, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co and MES Technoservice Co. It operates alongside Mitsui’s MAN B&W engines.

  • ClassNK starts verification tests of next-...

    Leading classification society ClassNK has commenced actual verification tests of its next-generation condition-based monitoring (CBM) system ClassNK CMAXS e-GICSX for Mitsui’s MAN B&W engines. The system is being jointly developed by ClassNK, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and MES Technoservice Co., Ltd. and the verification test is being conducted on a MOL-managed vessel with the cooperation of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.


The application of the IGF Code on ships

The use of gas as fuel, particularly liquefied natural gas (LNG), has increased in recent years due to lower SOx, NOx and particulate emissions than fuel oil or marine diesel oil. This technology is currently entering the engine sector, where Spark Ignition engines, Dual Fuel engines and High Pressure Gas engines offer advantages such as high efficiency, low emissions and fuel flexibility.


Lloyd's Register's Mark Darley discusses the challenges facing the industry

Marine Log recently had the chance to chat with Mark Darley, Americas Regional Marine Manager and President LRNA at Lloyd’s Register, where he discussed his background, what brought him to the industry, what challenges both classification societies and operators are facing in today’s market, and how he sees class evolving in the years ahead. Below is the transcript from our interview. 


SEA\LNG brings the business case

A new consortium of fourteen LNG pioneers is aiming to support the wider uptake of LNG, lending their commercial experience to ship owners, ports and regulators as they consider their own approaches to gas as marine fuel.


Flags of Convenience: Panama Papers on the High Seas

When an Australian court late last month ordered the destruction of fishing boats and handed down suspended jail sentences to 30 Vietnamese fishermen caught fishing illegally in a marine reserve, the ruling was hailed as a strong deterrent for anyone considering unlicensed fishing in Australian waters. While increased maritime surveillance by Australian authorities has helped cut into illegal fishing rates off their shores, maritime law enforcement in general remains sorely lacking. And nothing exposes this disconnect more than the so-called “flags of convenience.


Itu Aba: PH biggest worry is biggest win

THE ROCK of contention was the Philippine legal team’s “biggest worry.” But in the end, the status of Itu Aba, the largest feature in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, turned out to be one of the Philippines’ most significant scores in its challenge to China’s claim to almost all of the South China Sea in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.