A study evaluating the use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) in stern tube bearing installations has concluded oil viscosity is key to selecting an EAL.
ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) hull design.
The marine and offshore industries have rapidly evolving operating models and this “new norm” is shaped by disruptive technology changes.
A floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) hull design has demonstrated its safety and class compliance with ABS approval.
The Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance has formed to design and deliver an unmanned cargo ship with the aim of advancing prospects for autonomous shipping.
The ABS Scrubber Advisory has offered comprehensive guidance on the latest available exhaust gas abatement technologies to help the industry prepare for the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap.
ABS has granted Approval in Principle for Algoship Designers Ltd’s dual-fuel design concept, the Seatransporter-DF.
An Advisory on Hybrid Electric Power Systems has been published by ABS to provide owners and operators with information needed to make decisions about energy generation and storage.
ABS has become the first classification society to be awarded accreditation by Greece’s Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD), to perform assessments for EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) compliance.
Classification and technical services provider, ABS, is looking to improve safety on containerships with its enhanced ABS Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems (Lashing Guide) and new companion software, ABS C-LASH.
ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has published industry-leading guidance presents best practices for planning and executing Acoustic Emission Testing (AET).
Classification services provider, ABS, has completed a project with Greek shipowners to support preparations for implementing the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation for CO2 emissions.
Classification society, ABS, convened industry partners at the Offshore Technology Conference on May 4 to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a unified joint industry project (JIP) for standardisation.
ABS has issued the first LNG-ready approval to a product tanker in accordance with its Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels.
ABS has published a Ballast Water Treatment Advisory to assist the industry in better understanding the evolving ballast water management (BWM) and treatment regulations.
ABS has announced the establishment of the ABS Brazil Offshore Technology Center in partnership with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ).
Increased interest in the building of LNG carriers at Chinese shipyards spurred the recent large LNG carriers forum, held in Shanghai, and conducted jointly by classification societies ABS and CCS (China Classification Society) in conjunction with leading LNG operators.
ABS has announced the release of its latest Guide for Floating Offshore Liquefied Gas Terminals, reflecting the latest structural design and analysis developments in gas handling, storage and transportation.
With the emergence of mobile offshore units primarily intended for the installation, maintenance and repair of wind turbines, classification society ABS announced during the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this week that it has issued a new notation for these specialized units, Wind IMR.
Deliveries from what ABS Chairman and CEO Robert D. Somerville characterized as a “very robust orderbook” pushed the society to a new record fleet high of 159.5 million gt by the end of 2009.
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