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The latest issue of Lloyd’s Register’s technical publication for the marine sector is available now.

The latest issue of Lloyd’s Register’s technical publication for the marine sector is available now.
Ships that travel on a carpet of bubbles. Winged masts that use the power of the wind to drive vessels. These are two of the revolutionary, fuel-saving concepts featured in the September issue of Horizons. Picture a future of robots replacing teams of inspectors to trace flaws in the welding on ships’...
September 11th, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

Mike Robinson appointed as Group Customer Strategy Director

Mike Robinson appointed as Group Customer Strategy Director
Mike Robinson Robinson takes on new role to help Lloyd’s Register achieve its target organic growth, by improving performance and building on the success of our key account management programme Lloyd’s Register (LR) has appointed Mike Robinson to the newly created role of Group Customer Strategy...
September 11th, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

ABS Forms Global Gas Solutions Team

ABS Forms Global Gas Solutions Team
Christopher Wiernicki New team addresses market needs specific to LNG/LPG. (Houston, TX –)ABS, a leading provider of global maritime classification services, has taken another step forward to meet industry needs with the formation of the ABS Global Gas Solutions Team to leverage the organization’s...
September 4th, 2013 | Classification Societies, LNG, LPG, News | Read More

Lloyd’s Register plays host to Offshore Europe’s 50 year theme

Lloyd’s Register is hosting its insight in to operational integrity at the 2013 SPE Offshore Europe in Aberdeen. The event plays host to Lloyd’s Register’s capability in the upstream and downstream sectors, enabling visitors to meet its experts and find out about Lloyd’s Register’s end-to-end...
September 3rd, 2013 | Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

From reservoir to refinery and beyond: Lloyd’s Register announces largest ever investment in Senergy to create unique service for energy sector

From reservoir to refinery and beyond: Lloyd’s Register announces largest ever investment in Senergy to create unique service for energy sector
Lloyd’s Register (LR), the leading global provider of independent assurance and expert advice, today, Tuesday the 3 September,  announces a significant investment in global services company Senergy to create an industry-leading offering – from the reservoir to refinery and beyond.  The deal...
September 3rd, 2013 | Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

New mobile app saves pressure equipment manufacturers time and money

New mobile app saves pressure equipment manufacturers time and money
Lloyd’s Register launches an all-new mobile application for the Pressure Equipment Directive (EU directive 97/23/EC). Available from today, a new Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Category Selection calculator app will provide manufacturers with instant access to customized information about the EU...
September 3rd, 2013 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Korean Register to supply EMSA with a renewed “RuleCheck” system for port state control inspectors

Korean Register to supply EMSA with a renewed “RuleCheck” system for port state control inspectors
The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – is to supply the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) with a new generation “RuleCheck” system. In 2007, KR won a competitive tender to develop and supply the initial RuleCheck system to EMSA. Based on KR’s highly regarded...
September 2nd, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

ClassNK: Release of CSR Structural Assessment Software Version 7.0.0

ClassNK: Release of CSR Structural Assessment Software Version 7.0.0
Noburu Ueda Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced the release of the latest versions of IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR) structural assessment software. The following software packages have been updated: PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/CSR PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/CSR...
August 31st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Corporate Social Responsibility, IT and Communications | Read More

GL Academy Responds to Growing Asian Needs

GL Academy Responds to Growing Asian Needs
Seminar on “Damages to the Hull Structure”: ST Marine participants with Mr Julio Guevara Quinteros (6th from left, back row). Singapore/Hamburg, 30* August 2013 – GL Academy, the maritime training arm of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has increased the number and scope...
August 31st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Korean Register leads project to build world’s first green-ship equipment certification centre

Korean Register leads project to build world’s first green-ship equipment certification centre
The Korean Register – an IACS member classification society – is leading a project to build and operate the world’s first green-ship equipment certification centre in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, Korea which is due to open in February 2014. Work is already underway and the new 300 billion won (US$269 million)...
August 28th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

DNV assists the development of LNG as fuel in Germany

DNV assists the development of LNG as fuel in Germany
Hamburg: “Making technology-based decisions is complex for each individual company, as is finding the right way into the future. We fully support the overall political will and dedication to reduce harmful emissions from ship operations.” Said Jörg Langkabel, DNV Country Manager, on the occasion...
August 27th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies | Read More

LR EU MRV Proposed Legislation Report

LR EU MRV Proposed Legislation Report
Viewer can see attached a Lloyd’s Register Summary on the European Union Proposal for Regulation on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Co2 The summary has been produced by Paul McStay in the environment team in order to explain a significant forthcoming piece of legislation, which will have...
August 22nd, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

MOL Comfort Casualty Investigation Update –

MOL Comfort Casualty Investigation Update –
– 14 August 2013 – Tokyo – Under the leadership of ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui, the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team is carrying out a rigorous and exhaustive investigation of the causes of the MOL Comfort casualty. This analysis work is proceeding rapidly,...
August 14th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Isle of Man Ship Registry Completes Pilot Project with Korean Register

Isle of Man Ship Registry Completes Pilot Project with Korean Register
13th August, 2013 -The Isle of Man Ship Registry has just completed a pilot project with the Korean Register (KR) as a first step towards full recognition of the Korean classification society. The move could mean more Korean owned and classed vessels coming onto the Isle of Man flag in future. The recent...
August 13th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Flags | Read More

Making its mark – the first Seahorse 35 turns two

Making its mark – the first Seahorse 35 turns two
Each of the Seahorse’s four wire-luffing cargo cranes have a 30 metric ton safe working load (SWL). When Dragonera, the first Seahorse 35, hit the seas on 26 August 2011, many representatives from the bulk carrier industry were watching to see if this new, efficient design would live up to expectations....
August 12th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

Shuttle tankers – not like other tankers

Shuttle tankers – not like other tankers
In 2002, Knutsen OAS Shipping developed its passive KVOC system for loading, with DNV as its concept verification, testing and installation partner. The system combined with increased tank pressure and small swirl absorption systems, is estimated to reduce emissions by 50–70 per cent with 100 per cent...
August 12th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Insight, Oil Industry, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

EEDI certification from GL for the entire NSC fleet

EEDI certification from GL for the entire NSC fleet
Hamburg,  9 August 2013 – The NSC Group has commissioned the voluntary “Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)” certification of its entire fleet from Germanischer Lloyd (GL). GL verifies the globally valid EEDI environmental and efficiency standard for vessels and is planning the certification...
August 9th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan supports wave testing program at Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center

GL Garrad Hassan supports wave testing program at Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center
The WETS site will be located just offshore of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Image courtesy of the USMC. San Diego/USA,  06 August 2013 – GL Garrad Hassan has begun a project for the Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawai’i (HNEI-UH) supporting the institute’s...
August 6th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies | Read More

ABS Releases Guidance Notes on Accidental Load Analysis and Design for Offshore Structures

ABS Releases Guidance Notes on Accidental Load Analysis  and Design for Offshore Structures
Standards address structural integrity for offshore assets. – (Houston, TX –)  ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, announces the release of the ABS Guidance Notes on Accidental Load Analysis and Design for Offshore Structures. ABS has developed...
August 2nd, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

GL Shares Best Practice in Ship Management Study Results

GL Shares Best Practice in Ship Management Study Results
The new report will be presented at a series of events around the world. Hong Kong,  2 August 2013 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) will introduce the results of a joint global study on ‘Best Practice in Ship Management’, conducted with the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services...
August 2nd, 2013 | Books, Classification Societies, Insight, Shipmanagement | Read More

Golden Age of Sail Returns: Peruvian Navy Tall Ship to be built with GL class

Golden Age of Sail Returns: Peruvian Navy Tall Ship to be built with GL class
“La Unión” – digital rendition of the new vessel. Hamburg/Germany,  1 August 2013 – “La Unión” the new Peruvian Navy tall ship sail training vessel, will be constructed under the supervision of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL). Tall ships are used...
August 1st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Maritime Education and Training, Sailing | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan continues to help unlock new capital for offshore wind

GL Garrad Hassan continues to help unlock new capital for offshore wind
Bristol, UK,  31 July 2013 – With the support of technical due diligence advice from GL Garrad Hassan, Sumitomo Corporation and its subsidiary Sumitomo Corporation Europe last week agreed to invest significant amount of equity in two Belgian offshore projects. The Belwind 1 operational wind farm...
July 31st, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

A-Design Assessment for aerodyn’s 3 MW SCD Wind Turbine

A-Design Assessment for aerodyn’s 3 MW SCD Wind Turbine
Andreas Schroeter, Managing Director of GL RC (3rd from left) hands the Statement of Compliance over to Soenke Siegfriedsen, Managing Director of aerodyn (in the middle) and Annette Schroeter, Project Coordinator at aerodyn engineering (3rd from right) Hamburg/Germany, 25 July 2013 – GL Renewables...
July 25th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies | Read More

Paul Seller appointed Transportation Director

Paul Seller appointed Transportation Director
Seller returns to take the helm as global rail market experiences unprecedented period of investment Paul Seller has returned to Lloyd’s Register as Transportation Director, with responsibility for overseeing the growth of its consultancy and assurance services for the rail industry. Seller re-joins...
July 25th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Rail | Read More

ABS Surpasses 200 Million Gross Tons

ABS Surpasses 200 Million Gross Tons
Christopher Wiernicki ABS Surpasses 200 Million Gross Tons Class society continues strong growth (Houston, TX—) ABS, a leading provider of maritime classification services, today announced that its registered fleet has surpassed 200 million gross tons. Approximately 12, 000 vessels representing...
July 24th, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More