• Mr. Arun Sharma of IRClass Receives India’s...

    Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), an international ship classification society, is delighted to announce that its Executive Chairman, Mr. Arun Sharma, has received India’s most prestigious maritime award, Varuna award, at the 58th edition of National Maritime Day. The nomination for the award was done unanimously by various maritime industry bodies.


  • Crude carrier built with noise reduction...

    A 115,000-ton crude carrier built by South Korea’s Hyundai shipbuilding group with underwater radiated noise reduction technology has received regulation certification from DNV, an accredited registrar and classification society based in Norway.


  • Autonomous shipping risk assessment study led by...

    With global efforts accelerating toward the practical use of technology for autonomous operation of ships, numerous questions arise regarding the risks associated with the use of these technologies and how it will impact the shipping industry. The classification society ClassNK has begun joint investigative research with Sompo Japan Insurance for a risk assessment of autonomous ships.


  • DNV to support construction of Taipower's...

    DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has signed a USD 17.7 million (NOK 150 million) contract to be the "Owner’s Engineer" for Taipower Offshore Wind Project Phase II (Changhua Phase II) in Taiwan. It is the largest offshore wind farm being developed solely by Taiwan Power Company (‘Taipower’).



Bureau Veritas publishes rules and guidelines on Ammonia

Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has released an Ammonia-Prepared notation and has developed a rule note for ammonia as fuel to support ship owners, designers, shipyards and charterers in advancing their journeys toward using ammonia and a zero carbon future.


Innovative 2,500 TEU Container Vessel “Trade Wings 2,500” from VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI and AYRO receives Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas

The “Trade Wings 2,500”, an innovative container ship with a capacity of 2,500 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit), designed jointly by VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI, and AYRO has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas. With an overall length of 197m and a breadth of 32m, the vessel offers a deadweight of 32,500 m tons.


Seaplace receives LR Approval in Principle for its floating offshore wind platform ballast control system.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Seaplace Approval in Principle for its active ballast control system, designed specifically for the company’s floating offshore wind platforms concept, CROWN, a novel technology that includes both buoy and reduced-draft spar operational concepts, expected to reduce CAPEX costs of the floating wind generation.  


ABS working with Korean Shipbuilders on CO2 carrier design

Achieving the ambitious goals addressing the climate contained in the Paris Agreement and other efforts requires developing strategies to address carbon emissions. Technology for the collection and storage of carbon emissions is a cornerstone of carbon negative strategies.