• ClassNK Releases Guidelines for Hull Monitoring

    Leading Classification Society ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Hull Monitoring” that summarize technical requirements for a hull monitoring system to achieve the improvement of the ship safety, and stipulates the relevant class notation.


  • Ali Shehab joins Maritime team in Dubai as Global...

    To enable a better collaboration with all industry stakeholders, DNV has opened up a new position in their company, Global Director of Special Projects and Services. From 1st of July, 2021, onwards, Ali Shehab will join the Maritime team in Dubai to strengthen DNV’s local presence in the region.


  • Lloyd’s Register to focus growth strategy on...

    Lloyd’s Register (“LR”), a global provider of professional services specialising in engineering and technology solutions, has today announced the sale of 100% of its Business Assurance & Inspection Services division, including cyber-security business Nettitude, to Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The transaction is a key milestone in Lloyd’s Register’s strategy to become the go-to partner and adviser on compliance, performance and sustainability to the maritime industry and broader ocean economy. The deal is expected to complete during the second half of 2021, following customary antitrust and regulatory approvals.


  • ClassNK updates EEXI and CII information...

    Leading Classification Society ClassNK has updated the information on its website regarding Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index(EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator(CII) rating for ships in service, following the outcomes of MEPC76 held in June 2021.

  • China Classification Society and COSCO Shipping...

    China Classification Society (CCS) and China COSCO Shipping Group Co. Ltd have signed a new agreement that will see the organisations work together to tackle the issue of greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector.


  • ClassNK expands scope of Innovation Endorsement

    Leading Classification Society ClassNK has expanded the scope of its Innovation Endorsement, the third-party certification service tailored to innovative technologies and initiatives. Through third-party certification, ClassNK supports innovations related to environment, safety, and labor as well as the existing service for digital. Following the update of Innovation Endorsement policy, the society has revised its “Guidelines for Digital Smart Ships” and “Environmental Guidelines”.


  • New DNV research highlights 10 energy systems...

    DNV, the independent assurance and risk management provider, has highlighted how 10 key energy transition technologies are expected to develop, compete, and interact over the next five years if global economies are to meet emissions reduction targets. DNV’s aim is to make an objective and realistic assessment of the status of these technologies and evaluate how they can contribute to the energy transition ahead.



Ultrasound fire fighting foam test gets DNV nod

Classification society DNV has issued a verification statement allowing global survival technology specialist Survitec to use its fire foam testing process onboard maritime vessels or offshore structures.


DNV adds new notations for future fuel ready ships

Classification society DNV has released the latest updates to its rules for ship classification, with a raft of new class notations designed to enable the maritime industry to tackle the decarbonisation challenge. The new updates include “Fuel Ready”, a class notation that offers shipowners the option to prepare for a later conversion to multiple different alternative fuel options, and “Gas fuelled ammonia” for ammonia fuelled vessels, to stay ahead of shipping’s ever tightening carbon reduction requirements.