• IACS: Class body must be more proactive

    Into his final month as chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), Philippe Donche-Gay has had time to ruminate on the class body, its mission and how it could improve. The executive vice president and head of the marine & offshore division at Bureau Veritas took on the rolling one-year chairmanship of IACS last July.

  • New IACS Rules for Large Containerships

    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) announced the adoption of new Unified Requirements to further improve the safety of large containerships by enhancing consistency between preexisting class society provisions in this area.

  • ABS supports IMO adoption of a mandatory Polar...

    ABS, a leading provider of maritime and offshore classification services, is pleased that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has formally adopted the remaining parts of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code).

  • DNV GL: Hybrid Vessels an Emerging Trend

    Hybrid propulsion systems and connected ship solutions are emerging technologies that are gaining ground faster than expected, outlined Tor E. Svensen, CEO of Ship-classification society DNV GL – Maritime, at the opening day of Nor-Shipping in Oslo.


LNG fueled bulkers are a double first for DNV GL

Two 25,600 dwt bulk carriers ordered by Finland's ESL Shipping back in November (see earlier story) will not only be world's first large LNG-fueled bulkers, but the first vessels constructed to the new DNV GL rules for general dry cargo ships.


Sinotrans Signs for Five Yamal LNG Tankers

Following earlier reports of negotiations, Chinese shipping major Sinotrans has signed with Dynagas and CLNG for the joint purchase of five Arctic-class LNG carriers from Korean yard DSME.