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ABS PUBLISHES LCO2 CARRIER REQUIREMENTS

ABS PUBLISHES LCO2 CARRIER REQUIREMENTS

ABS is setting its sights on the vessels that will support the next step in the path of decarbonisation with its latest publication: 'Requirements for Liquefied Carbon Dioxide Carriers'. This is believed to be the first publication available in the maritime industry...

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Ecospray Carbon capture technologies
GRSE-BUILT ELECTRIC FERRY CLASSED BY IRS

GRSE-BUILT ELECTRIC FERRY CLASSED BY IRS

Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has announced the successful launch of ‘Dheu’, a new generation electric ferry constructed at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers  (GRSE), Kolkata under IRS class. The battery-powered electric catamaran ferry features full...

FRENCH LH2 CARRIER JDP GAINS BV CERTIFICATION

FRENCH LH2 CARRIER JDP GAINS BV CERTIFICATION

The joint development project (JDP) between GTT, TotalEnergies, LMG Marin and Bureau Veritas (BV)has resulted in two Approvals in Principle (AIP) from Bureau Veritas. The first approval concerns the design of a cryogenic membrane containment system for liquefied...

DNV INVESTIGATES CCS FOR SINGAPORE BULKER

DNV INVESTIGATES CCS FOR SINGAPORE BULKER

DNV has entered into a Joint Development Project (JDP) with Singapore-based shipping company SDTR Marine to cooperate on a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) feasibility study for the latter’s 85,000 dwt Kamsarmax bulk carrier. As part of the JDP, DNV and SDTR Marine...

ABS REVISES RULES TO REFLECT NEW TECHNOLOGY

ABS REVISES RULES TO REFLECT NEW TECHNOLOGY

In what is described as an industry first, ABS has introduced a comprehensive approach to support development of the next generation of designs and equipment employing the latest technology driven by decarbonisation and digitalisation. ABS Marine Vessel Rules now...

ClassNK PROVIDES NEW EU ETS GUIDANCE

ClassNK PROVIDES NEW EU ETS GUIDANCE

ClassNK has released a second updated edition of its 'FAQs on the EU-ETS for Shipping', following entry into force of the amendment to the EU-ETS Directive and the issuance of supporting regulations, including those related to EU-MRV. The revised booklet provides...

NEW IACS REQUIREMENTS FOR AMMONIA FUEL

NEW IACS REQUIREMENTS FOR AMMONIA FUEL

As the maritime industry forges ahead with its efforts to meet the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) says it continues to provide strong support by facilitating the safe adoption of the technological...

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Danfoss
ClassNK AiP FOR YANMAR’S MARITIME FUEL CELL

ClassNK AiP FOR YANMAR’S MARITIME FUEL CELL

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a maritime hydrogen fuel cell system developed by Yanmar Power Technology, this being the first AiP certification for a maritime hydrogen fuel cell system developed by a Japanese manufacturer. The classification...

ETHANE-FUELLED VLEC NEWBUILDS TO BE CLASSED BY DNV

ETHANE-FUELLED VLEC NEWBUILDS TO BE CLASSED BY DNV

DNV has been selected to class ship owner Purus’ newbuilding order of two Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs), contracted at HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea and scheduled for delivery in 2026-2027. With a cargo carrying capacity of 98,000m3, the two...

ABS ISSUES AiP FOR CHINESE MEHANOL-FUEL ULTRAMAX BULKER

ABS ISSUES AiP FOR CHINESE MEHANOL-FUEL ULTRAMAX BULKER

Lemissoler Navigation and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) have received ABS approval in principle (AiP) for its design of a 65,000 dwt methanol-fuelled ultramax bulk carrier, the first such methanol vessel for China’s shipbuilding...

COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE UPGRADE FROM DNV

COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE UPGRADE FROM DNV

Classification society DNV has updated its recently released Compliance Planner, which will now additionally enable DNV customers to monitor their entire fleets and individual vessels against Flag State compliance requirements. According to DNV, international shipping...

LR APPROVAL FOR CANADIAN SHIP RECYCLER

LR APPROVAL FOR CANADIAN SHIP RECYCLER

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has certified Nova Scotia recycling facility, R.J. MacIsaac (RJMI), according to the requirements of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (Hong Kong Convention). It is the first Canadian...

ClassNK’S EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT TOOL GETS UPGRADE

ClassNK’S EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT TOOL GETS UPGRADE

ClassNK has released new features for its GHG Emissions Management Tool, ClassNK ZETA (Zero Emission Transition Accelerator). The ClassNK ZETA is a tool for visualising GHG emissions and CII ratings of ships and is used on over 5,000 vessels. Based on data submitted...

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