• ClassNK conducts independent verification of Iino...

    Recently, as concern surrounding global warming heats up, environmental management is no longer limited to investors. There is an ongoing rise in companies that undergo business evaluation from stakeholders and openly disclose how they are tackling environmental issues.

  • DNV GL wins frame agreement with Wintershall

    DNV GL has been selected by Wintershall Norge AS to provide a frame agreement for global inspection services for its developments offshore Norway. The overall contract is expected to exceed USD1.2 million.

  • Rolls Royce to head up autonomous ship project

    Funded by Finnish technology agency Tekes, the aim of the so-called Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative is to produce specifications and preliminary designs for the next generation of advanced ship solutions.

  • Germany. DNV GL launches external hearing of used...

    Today more than 800 customers and stakeholders will receive the used DNV GL rules, as part of an extensive external hearing process before their publication and entry into force. The rules are the signature of the classification society, forming the basis of the organisation and playing an essential role in DNV GL’s work to make the maritime industry safer, smarter and greener.


  • Wartsila Tunnel Thruster Gets LR Approval

    Wartsila has successfully passed the final step of the Lloyd's Register (LRS) classification society's Type Approval process to obtain an LR Type Approval Certificate for the Wartsila WTT11 tunnel thruster. Having Type Approval means that the thruster will not have to undergo a design review for each individual vessel or hull number. It is anticipated that the approval certification will deliver significant cost savings, as well as considerable reductions in production time, thereby giving a shorter lead time for the customer. The approval also demonstrates that the WTT11 conforms to recognised industry quality standards, and that it is in full compliance with the LR Rules.

  • “Tasneef” Continues its Efforts to Support the...

    In virtue of its role as the first Arab classification society developing standards and specifications in the field of maritime navigation, and issuing compliance and inspection certificates for ships and maritime facilities, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” sent a delegation to visit the Arab League in order to hold negotiations to join the wider Arab maritime market and receive the Arab governmental accreditation as an accredited authority in the field of maritime classification.


Ballast Water: Hard Times Await Dockyards & Classification Societies

Dockyard and classification societies are likely to encounter a bottleneck in 2020 as numerous ship owners have decided to complete their International Oil Pollution Prevention (Iopp) Renewal Survey due to uncertainties on Ballast Water Management Convention of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the United Kingdom (UK) Chamber of Shipping has said.


RINA Services classifies first ships in Iran

RINA Services and the Asian Classification Society (ACS) recently classified two 15,000 gt general cargo ships owned by IRISL, the leading shipping company in Iran. This is a first for RINA, the primary Italian classification society.


Chain reactions

Supply chain efficiency needs balancing against the risks of running a port, explains Martin Rushmere.