Japan’s ClassNK has come out in support of the IMO 2020 regulation by developing a guidance on the use of 0.5% fuels and a sample implementation plan for switching to compliant fuels.

DNV GL has opened an artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in Shanghai, China to seek new solutions to enhance its audit, inspection and survey services.

DNV GL announced that the classification society’s classed vessels are now able to utilise remote surveys for some inspections through its Veracity data platform.

Alfonso Castillero, who is the chief commercial officer (cco) of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) the world’s third largest open registry, talks about what Ship Registries could neeto do to have an efficient business model.

Classification society ABS has formally opened its new global headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Unmanned drones can bring great advantages when used responsibly – unlike last week’s incident near London Gatwick where they led to 36-hour shutdown of flights – DNV GL officials highlighted at a special pre-Christmas briefing on the Benefits of Digitalization hosted jointly with Hapag Lloyd and HHLA in Hamburg.

Japan’s classification society ClassNK has opened a new survey office in Reggio Calabria, Italy with operations having commenced on 5 December.

Leading the way in advanced hull coatings, Nippon Paint Marine has introduced what is believed to be the world’s first biocide-free, low friction self-polishing copolymer (SPC) antifouling technology.

Classification society ABS and Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Jensen Maritime have completed a pilot project using three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design (CAD) models to support the class design review process.

Maersk Line has been working with classification society ABS to increase safety in relation to the stowage of dangerous cargoes following the fatal fire of the Maersk Honam.

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