• 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.

  • “Tasneef” issues Inspection and Quality...

    In a business move that places it in the ranks of major international classification societies, “Tasneef” signs an agreement to issue inspection and quality certificates for two container ships owned by Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company (ADNATCO), one of the largest tanker and ship-building companies in the UAE

  • High-tech buoy tender

    IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping), a Classification society and member of IACS, has just completed the new construction survey of a high value, technologically sophisticated Buoy Tender cum multi-purpose vessel built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd (India) under single class.

  • DNV GL awarded technology qualification contract...

    DNV GL Korea, the technical adviser to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a technology qualification (TQ) contract with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) for a FEED Package for a 5MTPA onshore LNG liquefaction plant based on the innovative KSMR liquefaction process.

  • DNV GL gives first GAS READY notation to UASC...

    Recently named in a ceremony at shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries’ Mokpo, South Korea, shipyard, Barzan is the first in a series of six 18,800 TEU containerships ordered by Dubai headquartered United Arab Shipping Company ( UASC). It is the first vessel to receive classification society DNV GL’s new GAS READY notation. 


Machines to navigate the seas and skies

Stricter emissions standards and the cost of labour have led a number of engineers to investigate the possibility of autonomous ships, notably at Rolls-Royce which is leading the €6.6m Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative.