• 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.

  • ABS Chairman, President and CEO outlines IACS...

    ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has taken part in a series of meetings with maritime industry stakeholders in his capacity as chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

  • AVEVA and DNV GL Sesam’s integration to reduce...

    Engineers designing ship hulls and offshore floaters can now save time and money in the early design phase due to a breakthrough allowing transfer of 3D models from AVEVA Marine to Sesam GeniE, the two design and engineering software systems in the maritime and offshore market.

  • IRClass seeks expansion and recognised status...

    The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) is seeking to expand its global footprints as it aims to obtain a recognised organisation status from the EU and Singapore in the near future, and open new offices in Southeast Asia.

  • DNV GL hands over first IEC 61850 Edition 2 UCA...

    Siemens is the first company in the world to receive an IEC 61850 Edition 2 client certificate, issued by DNV GL on behalf of the UCA International User Group (UCA), for their SICAM PAS/PQS system (basically a PC application that acts as a 61850 client). By using certified Edition 2 devices, Siemens can utilize the most up-to-date equipment within the smart grid and reduce non-interoperability risks between systems.

  • Damen to build four ice class tugs under RS...

    On September 22, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and Damen signed a MoU on construction of four tugboats of Project ASD 2609 Ice to the class of RS. As IAA PortNews journalist reported from the ceremony held at the 13-th International Maritime Exhibition Neva 2015,  two tugs will be built in China, the other two – in Romania.


New Coalition to Help Merchant Shipping Adapt to LNG

With the new restrictions on the use of heavy oil as a fuel source for merchant vessels, ferries etc. likely only to become ever more rigid with the efforts to clean up the maritime sectors environmental pollutants, the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) becomes more appealing as time passes.


Top names unite to drive forward LNG as a marine fuel

Carnival Corporation & plc, DNV GL, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, TOTE Inc. and Wärtsilä have announced a new cross-industry initiative called SEA\LNG, to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.


ClassNK releases Annual Report on Port State Control

Classification society ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control. The report aims to assist ship operators and management companies in maintaining compliant operations by providing information about ships detained by PSC as well as deficiencies that were found on board from many port states in 2015.


Advanced Aerodynamic Vessels

Seawork exhibitor Advanced Aerodynamic Vessels has developed a unique type of catamaran that the French company claims is showing enormous potential for efficient performance at high speeds. 


Double Debut

The establishment of emission control areas (ECAs) in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea is driving technological advances towards low-emission shipping.


ABS Wins Classification Award At ShipTek 2016

ABS received the Best Classification Society award at the seventh ShipTek International Conference and International Maritime Awards on 29 May in Dubai. The occasion marks the fourth year ABS received this award.