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New IACS Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen prioritises modernisation and transparency

New IACS Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen prioritises modernisation and transparency
IACS Chair Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen London, 6 September 2017: Speaking at a press conference in London, new IACS Chairman, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, announced a series of initiatives designed to ensure that IACS provides the support its stakeholders need in a rapidly changing industry. “As...
September 6th, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, HR, IACS, News, Person Profiles | Read More

IACS Council 75

IACS Council 75
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen QUALITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND MODERNISING CLASS TO BE THE FOCUS OF NEW IACS CHAIRMAN The 75th session of the IACS Council (C75) held in Beijing last week once again made substantial progress on a range of issues.  These included initiating a review to ensure that IACS Resolutions are...
June 27th, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS, Person Profiles | Read More

IACS Publishes Inaugural Annual Review

IACS Publishes Inaugural Annual Review
Robert Ashdown Leadership, performance and transparency at the heart of IACS’ Annual Review. The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has published its inaugural Annual Review, detailing the activities and specific tasks it undertook and completed in 2016. IACS’ technical...
April 27th, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS, Reports | Read More

DNV GL launches new PSC Planner application

DNV GL launches new PSC Planner application
Claudia Ohlmeier, Group Leader Port State Control, DNV GL – Maritime. Singapore, 26 April 2017: Classification society DNV GL has launched a new application on its My DNV GL portal – the Port State Control (PSC) Planner. The PSC Planner has been designed to help ship owners, managers and operators...
April 26th, 2017 | Classification Societies, IACS, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

IACS/EU Workshop on Digitalisation of Maritime Transport held during ESW

IACS/EU Workshop on Digitalisation of Maritime Transport held during ESW
Digitalisation of Maritime Transport IACS/EU Workshop on Digitalisation of Maritime Transport sees 80+ attendees hear industry and regulatory leaders outline thoughts on ongoing and future initiatives. (Brussels) – The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), in cooperation...
March 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IACS | Read More

IACS 2017 Blue Book launched

IACS 2017 Blue Book launched
The International Association of Classification Societies is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 edition of its IACS Blue Book. The latest release of the Blue Book package continues to enhance IACS technical support to the shipping industry through our work and investment in technology, innovation,...
January 13th, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS | Read More

Outcome of 74 Session of IACS Council

Outcome of 74 Session of IACS Council
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and Dr. Sun Licheng signing the  respective MoA 15/12/2016 IACS Council meets latest GBS commitments, further enhances its quality offering and signs Memorandum of Agreement with IMO (London) – The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) met...
December 15th, 2016 | Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IACS | Read More

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments
Better conditions on modern tonnage From Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co LLC on the latest MLC 2006 ammendments:  MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 – AMENDMENTS Following the unanimous adoption by the Special Tripartite Committee of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (the “Convention”),...
July 25th, 2016 | Associations, BIMCO, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Goal-based Standards Recognition Launches New Era in Maritime Safety and Collaboration

Goal-based Standards Recognition Launches New Era in Maritime Safety and Collaboration
Christopher Wiernicki IACS is very pleased that the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, at its 96th session, has recognised the IACS-developed rules regarding the goals and functional requirements of the International Goal-based Ship Construction Standards for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (GBS). IMO’s...
May 13th, 2016 | Classification Societies, IACS, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum on Ballast Water Management highlights solutions

IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum on Ballast Water Management highlights solutions
Ballast water management experts, meeting at the recent IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum in Canada, have showcased the latest developments in ballast water management and highlighted the areas where further research is needed, in order to prevent the spread of potentially harmful species in ballast water. Some...
March 31st, 2016 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IACS, IMO, Organisations, Technical, Technology | Read More

DNV GL and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping sign cooperation agreement

DNV GL and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping sign cooperation agreement
Konstantin Palnikov, Director General of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (right), signed the framework agreement with Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime Hamburg/St. Petersburg,  3 February 2016. DNV GL’s Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen recently met with Konstantin Palnikov,...
February 3rd, 2016 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS, News | Read More

Korean Register gains authorization to deliver statutory services in Germany and Togo

Korean Register gains authorization to deliver statutory services in Germany and Togo
Dr Park Bum-shik Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – is now authorized as a Recognized Organization (RO) by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to perform statutory services for flagged vessels. At the same time, KR has also been authorized...
January 25th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Flags, IACS, Regulatory | Read More

IACS Council focuses on next Generation safety systems: establishes Cyber Panel

IACS Council focuses on next Generation safety systems:  establishes Cyber Panel
BV’s Philippe Donche-Gay, IMO’s SG Koji Sekimizu, ABS’s Christopher Wiernicki and Dr. Sun Licheng from CCS* Cyber initiative is among decisions agreed during 72nd meeting of IACS Council in support of industry and IMO on technical issues (London) – The International Association...
December 14th, 2015 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IACS, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ClassNK releases draft amendments to container ship rules

ClassNK releases draft amendments to container ship rules
Noboru Ueda Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has released draft amendments to its rules and guidance for container carriers. The amendments were approved by the ClassNK Technical Committee in Tokyo on 19 November.   The ClassNK Technical Committee...
November 24th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, IACS, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

LR to class nine tankers for Maersk to Harmonised CSR

LR to class nine tankers for Maersk to Harmonised CSR
Further orders of Harmonised Common Structural Rules tanker designs have also been placed with LR in Korea, Japan and China Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been awarded the contract for classification of nine Medium Range (MR) type product tankers. Owned by Maersk Tankers, the vessels will be built at Samsung’s...
November 19th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

ClassNK: assist newbuildings in achieving compliance with safety and environmental regulations

ClassNK: assist newbuildings in achieving compliance with safety and environmental regulations
PrimeShip-HULL Fore ClassNK is a leading classification society that provides the entire spectrum of class services for vessels from the cradle to the grave. As an independent, neutral organization, we support all parties in creating safe, green, and compliant shipping operations and this commitment...
November 11th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, IACS, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Capital Link’s CSR; the catch phrase for furthering the shipping saga

Capital Link’s CSR; the catch phrase for furthering the shipping saga
l to r: Fred Kenney (IMO), Dee Taylor (Liskow and Lewis), Harry J. Fafalios chairman GSCC and director Fafalios Shipping, Michael Lund – BIMCO chairman and moderator Peter Hinchliffe sg of ICS The 5th Capital Link Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum in London Now, what an event that was earlier today!...
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2015 Tripartite Meeting Discussions

2015 Tripartite Meeting Discussions
      The annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 16 and 17 October 2015. The meeting was attended by 100 high level representatives of the industry, including chairmen and executives of the Round...
October 27th, 2015 | Associations, BIMCO, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IACS, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko | Read More

Christopher J. Wiernicki Meets Maritime Industry Stakeholders in Role as IACS Chairman

Christopher J. Wiernicki Meets Maritime Industry Stakeholders in Role as IACS Chairman
Christopher Wiernicki ABS Chairman, President and CEO outlines IACS strategic plan. (Houston) ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has taken part in a series of meetings with maritime industry stakeholders in his capacity as chairman of the International Association of Classification...
September 25th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IACS | Read More

IACS recognises the importance of education and training on World Maritime Day

IACS recognises the importance of education and training on World Maritime Day
The IMO’s HQ’s in London By focussing on the importance of the human factor in shipping, IMO has reinforced the vital role played by a properly-trained and educated workforce (London) – The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has marked World Maritime Day by...
September 24th, 2015 | Associations, IACS, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

New IACS Chairman to focus on goal-based standards, cyber system safety and quality

New IACS Chairman to focus on goal-based standards, cyber system safety and quality
Christopher Wiernicki ABS CEO pledges to support three areas crucial to industry as it tackles current challenges with an eye to the future. (London) ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J Wiernicki has set out his priorities as incoming IACS chairman, emphasizing the unique role the organization...
September 14th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS | Read More

International Association of Classification Societies Welcomes New Chairman

International Association of Classification Societies Welcomes New Chairman
Christopher Wiernicki Changing of the guard follows 71st meeting of IACS Council (Houston) Christopher J. Wiernicki, the Chairman, President and CEO of ABS, a leading provider of maritime shipping and offshore classification services, was elected Chairman of the International Association of Classification...
July 14th, 2015 | Classification Societies, IACS, Person Profiles | Read More

New IACS Unified Requirement (UR) for Large Container Ships further improves the safety regime for these vessels

New IACS Unified Requirement (UR) for Large Container Ships further improves the safety regime for these vessels
MV Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller passing Port Said, Egypt, on its maiden voyage through the Suez Canal in 2013. (Capacity 18270 TEU) The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) is pleased to announce the adoption of new Unified Requirements that will further improve the safety of Large...
June 12th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, Containers, IACS | Read More

New IACS Unified Requirement (UR) for Large Container Ships further improves the safety regime for these vessels

New IACS Unified Requirement (UR) for Large Container Ships further improves the safety regime for these vessels
Philippe Donche-Gay The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) is pleased to announce the adoption of new Unified Requirements that will further improve the safety of Large Container Ships by enhancing consistency between pre-existing Class Society provisions in this area.  Amalgamated...
June 11th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS, Technical, Technology | Read More

Zero excess sees IRS move closer to Tokyo MOU’s high performers

Zero excess sees IRS move closer to Tokyo MOU’s high performers
The Tokyo Memorandum of Understanding has positioned the International Register of Shipping (IRS) closer to the higher ranking achievers on its performance list, following the classification society’s success during the 2012-2014 period. IRS achieved a zero excess factor, placing the society just seven...
May 29th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS, Safety and Security | Read More