• Rolls Royce to head up autonomous ship project

    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.

  • Germany. DNV GL launches external hearing of used...

    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 Tunnel Thruster Gets LR Approval

    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.

  • “Tasneef” Continues its Efforts to Support the...

    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.

  • IRClass Raises Focus on Offshore

    Classification society and IACS member Indian Register of Shipping has established an ‘India and Offshore Advisory Committee’ with a vision to raise the profile of its services and receive strategic advice for growth in South Asia region.

  • UK Seeks Maritime Dominance of Yore

    “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.

  • Driving Innovation: the Unmanned FLNG

    DNV GL developed a new unmanned floating LNG concept that it claims overcomes many of the challenges faced by operators looking to unlock the potential of remote offshore gas fields. 

  • Shipping is "Too Conservative" Says...

    Outgoing DNV GL CEO Henrik O. Madsen says the shipping industry has being “too conservative,” and that he hopes the industry will begin seeing new legislation as opportunities rather than impairments, Shippingwatchreports. 


Joint Maritime Commission, Turkey – Malta

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.


The Future of Border Securing Technology Is Here and It’s Terrifying

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.


Offshore access guidance

France-headquartered global classification society Bureau Veritas has developed guidelines for walk-to-work (W2W) motion compensated Offshore Access Systems (OAS)  which are used to transfer industrial personnel to and from offshore installations.