• ABS Report Reveals Key Insights into Ballast...

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, published a report providing insights into how industry is progressing with ballast water management (BWM) systems. 

  • Zephir Lidar Tested in Germany

    An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted Zephir Ltd. lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on a test site in Janneby, Germany, demonstrating product compliance with best-practice guidelines of the EUDP UniTTe programs – industry benchmarks for the installation of turbine-mounted remote sensing devices. 

  • DNV GL Carries Out First Offshore Drone Survey

    Surveyors from DNV GL have carried out the classification society's first offshore drone survey on the semisubmersible vessel Safe Scandinavia in the UK North Sea. Owned and operated by Prosafe, the 25,383-gigatonne support vessel (TSV) supports Statoil's drilling operations off the coast of Norway.

  • DNV GL and Siemens Lead the Way in Oil and Gas...

    In collaboration with Siemens, DNV GL is combining deep technical domain knowledge from oil and gas projects and operations with Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) technology into a powerful digital asset model.

  • DMCA showcases the Smart Survey Simulator’s...

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a workshop on the use of the Smart Survey Simulator, an advanced training solution for vessel survey inspections, in cooperation with Norway-based international classification society DNV GL.

  • ABS Classes U.S.-built Liquefied Gas Barge

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, is pleased to confirm that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge (ATB) purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by U.S. shipbuilder Vigor.

  • ABS joins Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance

    Classification society ABS has joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance. Recently launched in Shanghai, China, the group plans to have an unmanned cargo ship in the water by October 2021. The design will integrate features of independent decision-making, autonomous navigation, environmental perception and remote control.

  • Shipping: The role of classification societies

    An important group of organisations that exert considerable influence on the design, construction and safety of ships is the Classification Societies. Classification is defined as ‘a division by groups in order of merit’. These societies work for the benefit of ship-owners, cargo-owners and underwriters in order to ascertain if a particular ship represented a reasonable risk.


Fleet Transformation: What blockchain can really do

Sofia Fürstenberg worked with DNV GL and at AP Moller Maersk in its maritime technology division before starting her own consultancy. She was instrumental in the development and success of the Disruptive Sustainability hall at Nor-Shipping and is one of this year’s speakers and panelists at Fathom’s Fleet Transformation Event in London.


Prelude officially enters into Lloyd’s Register class

Shell’s floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility Prelude has officially entered into Lloyd’s Register class. At 488 metres long, 74 metres wide and displacing about 600,000 tonnes of water, Prelude is the largest floating offshore facility in the world.