• Industry looks to ABS for best-in-class guidance...

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has been awarded a Third Party Organization contract by Blessey Marine Services, Inc., owner and operator of a fleet of inland towing vessels and tank barges, to support compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) Subchapter M requirements.

  • DNV GL connects the oil and gas with a new...

    The oil and gas industry is increasingly recognising the need to overcome data quality issues and manage the ownership, control, sharing and use of data. As a trusted third party, DNV GL is now launching an industry data platform - Veracity - to facilitate frictionless connections between different industry players, domain experts and data scientists.

  • ClassNK issues Type Certification for LED...

    Leading classification society ClassNK has issued the first Type Certification for LED floodlights for port facility-use to Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., in line with its recently developed Guidelines for Type Certification of Floodlight LED for Port Facilities on 2 February 2017.

  • Bureau Veritas, Clean Marine and Gas Natural...

    Bureau Veritas, Clean Marine Energy (CME) and Gas Natural Fenosa have joined Sea\LNG, the pro-LNG as marine fuel lobby formed last summer by a group of industry leaders, expanding the group’s presence across the supply chain.

  • ABS Introduces Smarter Lashing for Containerships

    ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, is providing resources that could dramatically improve safety on containerships with the enhanced ABS Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems (Lashing Guide) and new companion software, ABS C-LASH.


My Fuel Consumption: a new application to help shipowners comply with new regulations for energy efficiency management

Bureau Veritas further expands its support to shipowners and the industry with the introduction of the first phase of My Fuel Consumption – a cloud-based and secure web application available for use on desktop, mobile and tablet. My Fuel Consumption makes compliance easy, with a digitized process throughout the various steps of IMO-DCS (declaration of fuel consumption) and EU MRV regulations (CO2 emissions). These regulations aim to reduce emissions and protect the environment.


DNV GL develops offshore safety guidance for Greek Regulator

The offshore major hazards guidance was presented to several international and domestic companies and the ministry of environment and energy in Athens, on 1st March 2018. HHRM, as the competent authority, is responsible for the regulation of offshore hydrocarbon operations with regards to major hazards and is responsible for developing the relevant legislative framework for Greece.


ABS leads class into the future of digital innovation

In a constantly evolving industry, ABS works alongside its partners tackling the most pressing technical, operational and regulatory challenges so that the marine and offshore industries operate more safely, securely and economically. Darren Leskoski, Regional Vice President, Middle East, ABS shared with Marasi News ABS’s unique methods to leverage digital technologies for operational efficiency. 


DNV GL Releases Review of Marine Fuel Alternatives

Class society DNV GL has published an up-to-date assessment of the most promising alternative marine fuels available today. The study is timely, as the 2020 fuel sulfur cap is fast approaching and the IMO has just decided to aim for a 50 percent cut in shipping's carbon emissions.