As shipowners start to grapple with CO2 emission targets for 2030, and then 2050, the role of LNG as a fuel marine very much comes into question.

Classification society DNV GL has called for much faster release of casualty investigation reports as it places a renewed emphasis on maritime safety.

The issue of data quality is the biggest challenge in using big data to operations and other business areas, according to DNV GL ceo Remi Eriksen.

The premise of DNV GL panel on IMO 2020 at Nor-Shipping 2019 seemed to be that with less than seven months to go certainly at least the top players should be ready, but discussions revealed a lot of issues remain even for those preparing well in advance.

Classification Society DNV GL has appointed the digital director of its maritime business Kenneth Vareide as chief for its Digital Solutions business as a whole.

The vast majority of over 3,000 scrubber installations to ships are for open-loop systems despite concerns over washwater, with some countries banning use in their waters, according to classification society DNV GL.

DNV GL and Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, have signed a framework agreement to boost the uptake of LNG as ship fuel.

Singapore has once again topped the ranking of maritime capitals, and the city state is expected to be the most likely to remain among the five leading maritime centres globally in the future.

“I’m crossing my fingers here,” DNV GL’s director, environment Eirik Nyhus admitted recently.

DNV GL – Maritime ceo Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen always likes to begin his presentation with a song title encapsulating the message, and yesterday he chose Sting’s “Forget About the Future” to introduce his call for a ‘back to basics’ approach to marine safety.

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