Archive for the ‘Classification Societies’ Category

GL: Five Stars for Ernst Russ

Dirk Lange, Germanischer Lloyd, Stefan Bülow, Reederei Ernst Russ, Jan Stahmer, Reederei Ernst Russ, and Matthias Ritters, Germanischer Lloyd, at the presentation of the “GL Excellence – 5 Stars” Certificate. Hamburg, Germany, 13 December 2011 – The shipping company Ernst...
December 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies | Read More

Lloyd’s Register appoints industry veteran John Wishart to lead its diversified global energy business from London

Wishart takes the helm as higher energy prices spur asset investment and demand for technical assurance Lloyd’s Register has appointed the John Wishart to take charge of its ambitious global energy team. Wishart, who has assumed the role of Energy Director after joining the organisation from GL...
December 12th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

ClassNK Awarded Authorization from the U.S. regarding Tonnage Measurement and Load Lines  

 The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has entered into an agreement with ClassNK to officially delegate authority to the world’s largest classification society for certification in accordance with the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships and the International Convention on Load...
December 12th, 2011 | Classification Societies | Read More

ClassNK Establishes First Ever Subsidiary – ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd.

 ClassNK officially announced today the establishment of a new wholly-owned subsidiary, ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd., located in Tokyo. This new company, ClassNK’s first ever subsidiary, heralds a new chapter in the long history of the Society. This exciting development was made possible by...
December 8th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

GL Exchange Forum: Scrubber Technology

 Hamburg/Germany – Pressure on the shipping industry to reduce the air emissions from vessels grows day by day. Regulations to more strictly limit the sulphur content in marine fuel are in place and set to tighten over the coming year. Exhaust gas scrubbers are one solution for vessels to meet...
December 2nd, 2011 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

ClassNK Issues MLC Seafarer Recruitment Certification to Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc.

Takao Kuboki and Captain Francisco D. Menor Manila-ClassNK continued to cement its position in maritime manning certification with the issuance of approval for seafarer recruitment and placement service providers in line with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006) to Magsaysay MOL Marine,...
December 2nd, 2011 | Classification Societies, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

GL Updates Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels

GL Updates Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels
 To ensure the continuing safety and promote the efficiency of inland waterway transport, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released an update to the GL Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels (INV). The update to the rules came into effect on 1 November 2011 and consists of rules for: classification and surveys;...
November 30th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

DNV signs contract to certify offshore transformer station

Hamburg: DNV has signed a contract to certify the high voltage direct current (HVDC) DolWin beta transformer station offshore Germany. This includes certifying the design phase, construction, fabrication, transport and commissioning of the station. ShareDolWin beta is a transformer station operated by...
November 30th, 2011 | Classification Societies | Read More

DNV upbeat on Africa

DNV upbeat on Africa
 Africa offers significant opportunities but there is a need to stimulate more private investment by reducing investment risks according to Bjørn K. Haugland, Chief Operating Officer, DNV Sustainability and Innovation. With developed economies still struggling to cope with the financial crisis, Africa...
November 26th, 2011 | Classification Societies | Read More

ASME revises policy on Requests for Extension of Expiration Date of Certificates

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has issued a revised policy on Requests for Extension of Expiration Date of Certificates. This is as a result of a recent increase in the number of late extension requests. As of 1 January 2012 there will be an additional charge of $2, 000 for all extension...
November 23rd, 2011 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

ABS Chief Executive Warns on Class Move into Ship Design

ABS Chief Executive Warns on Class Move into Ship Design
Development of in-house ‘green ship’ designs by class societies risks creating conflict of interest with their core safety role.- (Houston, TX—) ABS President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki has warned that a move into ship design by some class societies creates a fundamental...
November 18th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

World’s largest heavylift vessel to be classed by DNV

World’s largest heavylift vessel to be classed by DNV
Rotterdam: Dockwise’s new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110, 000 tonnes. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75, 000 tonnes. With its width of nearly 80 metres and length of 275 metres, this is the first semisubmersible heavy lift...
November 18th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Lloyd’s Register offers new online courses to support compliance with marine coatings standards and enhance maritime safety

  Programme will develop appropriate, qualified, expertise in a cost effective and convenient manner. Good marine coatings are vital for the maintenance of safe and efficient hull structures and surfaces. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Association of Classification...
November 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

World’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage

Calgary: DNV awards the world’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage to Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage project DNV has issued the world’s first certificate of fitness for a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage development plan to Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project....
November 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

ClassNK Earns Authorization From Norwegian Flag

 Top class society granted RO status at Tokyo ceremony Tokyo – The Government of Norway officially recognized ClassNK as its newest Recognized Organization (RO) at a special signing ceremony held at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo on 8 November 2011. Deputy Minister Rikke Lind of Norway’s Ministry...
November 11th, 2011 | Classification Societies | Read More