Classification society ABS and Israel Shipyards have conducted on a pioneering 3D model project on offshore patrol vessel (OPV), a collaboration that can help shipbuilders realise the benefits of digital class for the industry.
Collaboration between all stakeholders is essential if the shipping industry is to come anywhere close to meeting its decarbonisation targets, as laid out by the IMO.
ABS is set to class the first offshore heavy lift and installation vessel to be built by CSBC Corp in Taiwan.
Classification society ABS has announced a global expansion of its sustainability support for the industry with three new centers of excellence in key areas.
Classification society ABS will class the North American west coast’s first LNG bunker barge which is expected to commence operations from 2023.
ABS Consulting and American P&I Club have joined forces to provide education, training and insurance guidance to address maritime cyber security.
ABS and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) have signed a joint development project (JDP) to pioneer 3D model-based class process.
As the oil price and lower energy demand paint a bleak picture for offshore operators and rig owners, cost control will be a top priority.
Classification society ABS has added Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) Survey remotely to obtain compliance ahead of a December 2020 deadline.