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Common Structural Rules Software, a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has released a software upgrade that simplifies compliance with current and pending IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR).

Classification society DNV GL has moved a step closer in its digitalisation plans with the appointment of a chief digital transformation officer.

Five years after the merger of classification societies DNV and GL, the German owner of 36.5% of the combined entity has sold out its stake to Norway’s Det Norske Veritas Foundation, giving the latter 100% ownership.

Sun Licheng, chairman and president of China Classification Society (CCS), has taken over as chairman of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) on 29 June 2016.

Korean Register (KR) and Iranian Classification Society have signed a memorandum of understand to set up a joint venture firm in Tehran to offer plant facility certification and engineering services.

Safety and quality will continue to head up the DNV GL Maritime agenda under ceo Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, who took over the position from Tor Svensen in the second half of 2015 after having served for two years as coo.

One of the world's best known classication executives Tor Svensen is retiring from his position as evp of DNV GL, from 1 August. Svensen will remain working within shipping industry, including as a Professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, focusing on education and research related to safety at sea.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) booked revenues of GBP1.04bn, a 0.9% increase versus GBP1.03bn in the year previous.

ABS head Christopher Wiernicki is taking over as chairman of IACS from Philippe Donche-Gay.

Norden and Lloyd's Register (LR) have signed a deal that will see 57 of the Danish owner's owned and managed ships under LR class.

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