Classification societies play an integral part in maintaining the safety and technical standards of the global fleet.
In 2010, the IMO adopted MSC.1/Circ.1353, a revised guideline for the preparation of cargo securing manuals (CSM), as referred to in Appendix 2 of the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing from 2011. Compared to the previous MSC/Circ.745, new requirements were introduced which include a record book for maintenance of lashing gear and the cargo safe access plan (CSAP).
expected increase in worldwide gas supply coinciding with an expected cut in output from oil producers may lead to heavy fuel oil (HFO) disappearing from the market by 2025
Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the Ultranav Group have agreed that 61 managed ships, and ships under construction, will join the 67 ships already classified with LR.
Tasneef has competitive qualities which contribute to its forefront status in the inspection and quality certification sector.
Tenneco, a leading global supplier of Clean Air after-treatment technologies, has been awarded two approved in principle (AIP) certificates for its high horsepower selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system from DNV GL, one of the world’s leading classification societies and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry.
Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced that it established Ship Data Centre Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan on 7 December 2015, a wholly owned subsidiary that aims to support the utilisation of data gathered from ship operations. The Data Centre will be headed by ClassNK Executive Vice President Yasushi Nakamura.
Contract enables Kleindienst to obtain exclusive standards issued by "Tasneef " for the first of its kind project in the world
DNV GL, the leading technical adviser to the oil and gas industry, today published the first industry standard providing guidance on offshore personnel transfer by gangway.
TE Connectivity (TE) announced its C-Lite cable family of lightweight marine cables has received classification certification from the China Classification Society (CCS), making the C-lite family certified by eight of the top marine classification agencies in the world.
DNV GL signed a newbuilding classification agreement with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (SWS) for the classification of three 20,000 TEU ultra large container ships (ULCS) for COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd. (COSCON).
There is a tendency in the UK to talk about London as though it were the only place fit to do business, and with a rich maritime history, the Baltic Exchange and the headquarters of the IMO on its side, shipping is no exception