• ClassNK and 22 industry players kick off studying...

    Industry players set up “Joint Study” framework for studying common issues on ammonia as an alternative marine fuel, to get ready to IMO’s decarbonization targets, including energy, mining, power utility, chemical, terminal, shipping, shipbuilding, manufacture, bunkering, and classification society.


  • Bureau Veritas grants type approval to Echandia...

    Echandia, a Swedish innovation company in battery and fuel-cell systems, now has its marine battery system, based on LTO technology, type-approved by Bureau Veritas. The solution has proved to meet high international performance and safety requirements, as well as meeting the customer requirements for service life and reliability, which means at least 10 years of heavy operation without interruption.


  • OneOcean’s LogCentral Gains Lloyd’s Register...

    OneOcean, the global leader in compliance and navigation services for the maritime industry, is pleased to announce that its digital logbook solution, LogCentral, has now been officially certified by Lloyd’s Register. This approval paves the way for LogCentral to gain acceptance from the remaining flag states that required this step from a classification society. LogCentral has already become widely accepted across many flag states around the world, providing a simple, standardised, and efficient means of record-keeping.


  • Tank design for LNG conversion of existing ships...

    A new design concept to permit the conversion of crude oil tankers and bulkers to operate on LNG gained a key preliminary class approval, providing shipowners a near-term path to meet pending fuel regulations and the growing market pressures to reduce emissions. While so far only a few ships have been retrofitted to use LNG, UK-based Newport Shipping believes its concept can provide a cost-effective solution to make LNG retrofits more financially attractive.


  • Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solutions...

    DNV has issued a Type Approval Design Certificate for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solutions. This is a major achievement, representing the first design approval for the installation of ballast water treatment systems on the weather deck. For customers and system integrators, it will mean time and money saved in the final approval process on board.

  • DNV awards ICT AiP for new liquid hydrogen...

    DNV, the world’s leading classification society, has awarded IC Technology (ICT) an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its new liquid hydrogen membrane type containment system. Hydrogen is emerging as a key to enabling the energy transition, in particular as a store for surplus renewable energy and a way to couple the renewable power sector to other more power-dense sectors, according to DNV's release.

  • Results of NYK group joint research on CBM...

    The results of joint research conducted by NYK Line and MTI Co., Ltd. (MTI) since November 2019 on realizing condition-based maintenance (CBM)* for main diesel engines has been adopted by ClassNK in “CBM Guidelines (Edition 2.0)”.


  • Class societies and flags launch forum on...

    Seven of the leading flag states and classification societies are joining together to launch a new collaboration focused on supporting the maritime industry’s transition to decarbonization and adoption of new digital technologies. Known as the Maritime Technologies Forum (MTF), its goal is to provide technical and regulatory research, expertise, and leadership to assist the shipping sector and its regulators to bridge the gap between technical knowledge and regulatory process.


  • DNV awards AiP to Keppel Offshore & Marine...

    Leading classification society DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) for its proprietary AssetCare system, a suite of digital services to support an asset’s lifecycle needs.



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.


Lloyd’s Register to focus growth strategy on maritime industry with expanded role and broader service offering.

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 following MEPC76

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.