Six Chinese firms and Lloyd’s Register (LR) have signed an agreement to design and develop the first 220,000 cu m LNG carrier with a GTT Mark III membrane containment system.

A new study on how vessels can achieve zero emissions has been released by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS), showing what is needed for shipping as it heads toward the IMO 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction strategy.

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).

Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC) announced a funding partnership to set up Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), which will explore the use of blockchain for the assurance and safety of critical infrastructure and drive new business models for the global maritime industry.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announces that it has acquired cyber security services provider Nettitude, which it describes as a research-led organisation with “some of the most sophisticated technical capabilities in the industry”.

The use of LNG as a shipping fuel took another step forward with the delivery of the world’s first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Ilshin Logistics.

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is making a £10m investment to help fund the first five years of a research programme into the safety of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) that it has established in conjunction with the University of York, UK.

Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that it has taken part in the Quadriga sustainable shipping project which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship with wind-assisted propulsion.

Lloyd’s Register has acquired RTAMO Ltd and intends rolling out the Scottish company’s signature Real Time Adaptive Maintenance Optimisation (RTAMO) software to commercial shipping.

A new study detailing a number of potential pathways for the shipping industry's transition to a low carbon future has been released by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Shipping in Changing Climates, a $4m multi-university and cross-industry research project.

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