Funded by Finnish technology agency Tekes, the aim of the so-called Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative is to produce specifications and preliminary designs for the next generation of advanced ship solutions.
Today more than 800 customers and stakeholders will receive the used DNV GL rules, as part of an extensive external hearing process before their publication and entry into force. The rules are the signature of the classification society, forming the basis of the organisation and playing an essential role in DNV GL’s work to make the maritime industry safer, smarter and greener.
Wartsila has successfully passed the final step of the Lloyd's Register (LRS) classification society's Type Approval process to obtain an LR Type Approval Certificate for the Wartsila WTT11 tunnel thruster. Having Type Approval means that the thruster will not have to undergo a design review for each individual vessel or hull number. It is anticipated that the approval certification will deliver significant cost savings, as well as considerable reductions in production time, thereby giving a shorter lead time for the customer. The approval also demonstrates that the WTT11 conforms to recognised industry quality standards, and that it is in full compliance with the LR Rules.
In virtue of its role as the first Arab classification society developing standards and specifications in the field of maritime navigation, and issuing compliance and inspection certificates for ships and maritime facilities, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” sent a delegation to visit the Arab League in order to hold negotiations to join the wider Arab maritime market and receive the Arab governmental accreditation as an accredited authority in the field of maritime classification.
“Britannia rules the waves” paid a glowing tribute to the maritime past of the United Kingdom. Over the past three centuries as the sun began to set on the British power, resilient U.K. with its pioneering characteristics began its voyage of transformation to become a world-class maritime services center, with one of the largest clusters of marine insurance, ship finance, law, classification societies, ship broking, education and consultancy organizations.
Classification society ClassNK has released a new advisory reminding companies about recent sulfur regulations due to come into effect inHong Kong as of July 1, 2015.
The Malta Maritime Forum was invited by the Hon. Minister Joe Mizzi, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, to participate in the first meeting of the Joint Maritime Commission between Turkey and Malta which was held in Ankara and Istanbul on the 30th and 31st of March.
Clarification: An earlier headline and version of this story may have been interpreted as saying APL is against the Agriculture Transportation Coalition's proposal. APL's guidance is the same as that of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association.
The navy chiefs of Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, and Malaysia’s Deputy Chief of Navy gathered at the Changi Command and Control Centre at Changi Naval Base on Thursday (Apr 21) to mark the 10th anniversary of the Malacca Straits Patrol (MSP).
At the Tenth Annual Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas, officials from the Department of Homeland Security browsed booths with 3D holographic images, portable biometric testing kits, underground seismic signal detectors, and ergonomic pistols, eyeing the latest inventions to survey and protect the United States' border.
Zephyr Maritime has been launched as a new executive search firm focusing solely on mid to senior level shore based appointments within the maritime industry.