IACS establishes Safe Digital Transformation Panel
IACS Council, meeting last week in London for its 88th session (C88), confirmed a decision to establish an overarching panel to bring together IACS’ current digitalisation activities within a single forum, in response to the accelerating and broadening scale of digitalisation within shipping.
The session also took stock of the IACS Council’s activities on decarbonisation, and welcomed the significant progress being made by the Association to deliver measures to ensure the safe decarbonisation of the industry.
Work towards Unified Requirements (UR) in support of battery power, hydrogen and carbon capture is well advanced while a UR on Ammonia as a fuel will be published imminently. Alongside IACS submissions to IMO, IACS is meeting its commitment to working closely with flags and industry in the shared drive to decarbonise, most recently through the signing of a Letter of Intent with Singapore and the establishment of a joint industry working group on safe decarbonisation.