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Solid first annual results for DNV GL

Solid first annual results for DNV GL
Henrik O. Madsen, President and CEO of the DNV  GL Group 2014 was the first full financial year of the DNV GL Group AS (DNV GL) following the merger between DNV and GL. “While both managing the ambitious merger and maintaining a full focus on providing premium service to our customers, we also increased...
May 19th, 2015 | Classification Societies, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Tatsuo Nishikawa wins DNV GL COMPIT award for 2015.

Tatsuo Nishikawa wins DNV GL COMPIT award for 2015.
Dr Tatsuo Nishikawa (middle) is presented with the DNV GL Compit Award 2015 by Albrecht Grell (left), Director of the Maritime Advisory Division at DNV GL – Maritime, and COMPIT organiser Volker Bertram (right), DNV GL – Maritime. With great (computing) power comes great insight: Tatsuo Nishikawa...
May 15th, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Classification Societies, HR, IT and Communications, News | Read More

12th International Marine Design Conference wraps up in Tokyo

12th International Marine Design Conference wraps up in Tokyo
The 12th International Marine Design Conference (IMDC) was held in Tokyo this week from 11 – 14 May, hosted by The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, and sponsored by The Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan and ClassNK. IMDC is an esteemed global academic conference for the...
May 15th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

12th International Marine Design Conference wraps up in Tokyo

12th International Marine Design Conference wraps up in Tokyo
The 12th International Marine Design Conference (IMDC) was held in Tokyo this week from 11 – 14 May, hosted by The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, and sponsored by The Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan and ClassNK. IMDC is an esteemed global academic conference for the...
May 15th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Technical | Read More

Naval architects count the cost of ship design errors

Naval architects count the cost of ship design errors
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says recent claims experience demonstrates that naval architects need to be aware of the need to protect against their exposure to liability for damages resulting from errors in design work. ITIC cites by way of example a case involving the operator...
May 15th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Military, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Energy and marine propel RINA international growth

Energy and marine propel RINA international growth
Ugo Salerno Expanding international testing, inspection, certification and consulting engineering group RINA has grown strongly during 2014, propelled by an upturn in marine, acquisition in the energy sector and international diversification. Turnover for 2014 grew 13 per cent to Euro 333 million. EBITDA...
May 14th, 2015 | Accountancy, Associations, Classification Societies, Energy, News, Reports | Read More

RINA Services acquires QIC Inc to expand oil and gas services

RINA Services acquires QIC Inc to expand oil and gas services
Stefano Socci Expanding international testing, inspection, certification and consulting engineering group RINA has acquired Houston-based QIC Inc as part of its strategy to expand and internationalise services to the oil and gas industries. QIC (www.qicinc.com) is a leading testing, inspection and certification...
May 14th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Gas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Technical, Technology | Read More

Dual-Fuel L35/44DF four-stroke engine moves towards market entry

Dual-Fuel L35/44DF four-stroke engine moves towards market entry
Classification societies award type approval At an official event in Augsburg representatives from all major classification societies awarded type approval to MAN Diesel & Turbo’s L35/44DF engine. The engine showed a perfect performance and is now certified for GenSet and Controllable Pitch Propeller...
May 12th, 2015 | Awards, Classification Societies, Safety and Security | Read More

Seatrade Award for DNV GL classed Ampere, world’s first fully electric

Seatrade Award for DNV GL classed Ampere, world’s first fully electric
Ampere operates between the villages of Lavik and Oppedalon on the Sognefjord in Norway. (Credit: Samferdselsfoto) Hamburg, 12th May 2015 – Ampere, the world’s first large fully electric vessel, has received the Seatrade Clean Shipping award for 2015. Owned and operated by Norled and designed...
May 12th, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Classification Societies, Events | Read More

Naming of UASC containership Barzan sees first vessel with DNV GL’s…

Naming of UASC containership Barzan sees first vessel with DNV GL’s…
Naming ceremony of Barzan on 29th April at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in Mokpo, South Korea. The DNV GL classed vessel will operate on the Asia-Europe trade (Photo: Courtesy of UASC) Naming of UASC containership Barzan sees first vessel with DNV GL’s new GAS READY class notation hit the water Hamburg,...
May 11th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Technical, Technology | Read More

ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules

ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules
Noboru Ueda Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 8 May 2015. ClassNK...
May 11th, 2015 | Classification Societies, News, Regulatory | Read More

ABS Hosts Technical Committee Meetings

ABS Hosts Technical Committee Meetings
Christopher Wiernicki Industry experts convene to review proposed Rule changes and discuss how ABS research efforts can further technology advancement. (Houston) ABS, a leading provider of maritime and offshore classification services, held its annual Marine Technical Committee and Offshore Technical...
May 9th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, Technology | Read More

UN Secretary-General appoints DNV GL CEO Dr. Henrik O. Madsen to Global Compact board

UN Secretary-General appoints DNV GL CEO Dr. Henrik O. Madsen to Global Compact board
Henrik O. Madsen New York: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Dr Henrik O. Madsen, Group President & Chief Executive Officer of DNV GL, as a new board member to the UN Global Compact board, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. As a Board member,...
May 8th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Events, News, Organisations, People and Places, UN | Read More

Liberian Registry strengthens position as safest major flag by investing in new technology

Liberian Registry strengthens position as safest major flag by investing in new technology
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) The Liberian Registry has developed a unique satellite-based Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) which has helped ensure regulatory compliance and prevent detentions in some of the world’s most active Port State...
May 7th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Flags, Regulatory | Read More

DNV GL sponsors sailing yacht “Broader View Hamburg“

DNV GL sponsors sailing yacht “Broader View Hamburg“
Hamburg, 7th of May 2015 – Hamburg’s shipping and sailing community came together at the city’s yacht harbour today, as DNV GL and Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt (HVS) christened the offshore racing yacht “Broader View Hamburg”. The classification society has taken up the sponsorship of the...
May 7th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Events, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Yachting | Read More

NAPA Introduces New Design Tool to Streamline Class Approval

NAPA Introduces New Design Tool to Streamline Class Approval
No training needed to use new, highly intuitive NAPA Statutory Compliance tool HELSINKI – MAY 7, 2015 – NAPA, the leading maritime software house, today announced the release of a new application to extend the NAPA Statutory Compliance solution with NAPA Release 2015.1. Once available only...
May 7th, 2015 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Underwater rudder crack repair in Haifa

Underwater rudder crack repair in Haifa
At the end of March a Hydrex team traveled to Haifa, Israel to carry out a crack repair on the rudder of a 260-meter container vessel. The divers started the operation with a detailed underwater inspection of the affected area. This was done under the supervision of a representative of the classification...
May 4th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

RINA – LR Maritime Safety Award recognises RCCL

Captain Patrik Dahlgren (Vice President, Marine Technical Operations) and Mr. Clayton Van Welter (Chief Officer Safety) of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd with Mr. Tom Boardley, Marine Director of Lloyd’s Register. The Maritime Safety Award for 2014, given jointly by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects...
May 1st, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Classification Societies, HR, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Specialised LNG carrier ClassNK-NAPA GREEN software installed on vessels

Specialised LNG carrier ClassNK-NAPA GREEN software installed on vessels
New performance monitoring solution fully compatible with NAPA’s existing Gas Tanker Loading Computer to provide a ‘real time’ 360°view for growing LNG carrier market HELSINKI – APRIL 30, 2015 – NAPA,  the leading global maritime software house, and ClassNK, one of the world’s...
April 30th, 2015 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

ClassNK releases PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA

ClassNK releases PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA
Noboru Ueda New ISO-based Progressive Speed Trial Analysis software free to industry Tokyo – ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) releases PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA, making it the world’s first classification society to develop software which analyzes and calculates a ship’s speed trial...
April 30th, 2015 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

DNV GL hosts Norwegian State Secretary in Hamburg

DNV GL hosts Norwegian State Secretary in Hamburg
A delegation from Norway, including State Secretary Dilek Ayhan (4th from the right), met with Tor Svensen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime (5th from the right) and the senior management team at the DNV GL maritime headquarters in Hamburg today. Hamburg, 29th of April 2015 – High ranking state officials from...
April 29th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Events, LNG, News | Read More

First MEPC 227 (64) compliant wastewater system approved by BV

First MEPC 227 (64) compliant wastewater system approved by BV
ACO Marine, a leading supplier of wastewater treatment technology to the maritime industry, has received Bureau Veritas type approval for its new ACO Maripur NF® sewage treatment system. The BV tests confirm that ACO Marine’s next generation treatment plant meets the stringent performance requirements...
April 28th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

DNV GL issues design guideline enabling safe and redundant closed bus DP operations

DNV GL issues design guideline enabling safe and redundant closed bus DP operations
Aleks Karlsen Advanced dynamic positioning (DP) vessels can now meet critical safety regulations while gaining operational flexibility, efficiency and cost savings through new design and monitoring methods. More and more operators are asking their drilling contractors to operate their DP units in closed-bus...
April 28th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

POSEIDON MED and the prospects of LNG as Marine Fuel

POSEIDON MED and the prospects of LNG as Marine Fuel
Panayiotis Mitrou Yesterday at the Green 4Sea Forum Panayiotis Mitrou, Hellenic Lloyd’s Marine Research, Development and Innovation Manager, addressed on the prospects of LNG as Marine Fuel and presented the POSEIDON MED project, that over the past months it is running its works has been received enthusiastically...
April 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, LNG, Markets, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Emissions guidance issued by Lloyd’s Register – compliance and performance options

Emissions guidance issued by Lloyd’s Register – compliance and performance options
With key dates looming – 2016 NOx compliance and a 2018 review of fuel availability ahead of a global cap for SOx emissions, LR’s new guidelines and updated technical information supports operators’ investment decisions This new guidance, available to download now at www.lr.org/eca, addresses...
April 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment | Read More