ABS Expands Guide For International Naval Ships

ABS Expands Guide For International Naval Ships

ABS updated its Guide for Building and Classing International Naval Ships (INS Guide), expanding its industry-leading guidance to strengthen safety and protection against a range of threats. “ABS is a world leader in naval classification and our 2019 INS Guide takes this to the next level,” said ABS Senior Vice President for Global Government, James…

ABS, Fleet Management Partner on Cyber Security

ABS, Fleet Management Partner on Cyber Security

Under the deal, the ship manager would implement the ABS FCI Cyber Risk™ solution for its 220-vessel liquid cargo fleet, which would help the company comply with regulatory requirements. “Working together, we will provide a comprehensive cybersecurity solution to assist in ensuring compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as well as additional cyber-security related…

ABS And KOMERI Lead Industry In Advancing Safety Of LNG As Fuel

ABS And KOMERI Lead Industry In Advancing Safety Of LNG As Fuel

In an industry first, ABS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI) to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel. ABS and KOMERI will collaborate on research at the shoreside facility, which will allow shipowners to safely test fuel gas and bunkering…

ABS issues guidance note on cyber security

ABS issues guidance note on cyber security

Classification society ABS has published Guidance Notes on the Application of Cybersecurity Principles to Marine and Offshore Operations. The guidance note is the first volume in the ABS CyberSafety series, and provides best practices for cybersecurity as a foundational element of overall safety and security within and across the marine and offshore industries. ABS says…

Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module gets further validation with AIP from ABS

Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module gets further validation with AIP from ABS

The technology group Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module, the innovative Wärtsilä HY, has been granted Approval in Principle (AIP) by ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries. This AIP follows another issued by ABS in 2017 for Wärtsilä’s hybrid propulsion tug designs. The Wärtsilä HY was developed…

Sembcorp Marine, ABS and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing team up to develop new gas technologies in offshore, marine and energy sectors

Sembcorp Marine, ABS and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing team up to develop new gas technologies in offshore, marine and energy sectors

With the growing relevance of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a sustainable alternative to oil and other fossil fuels, Sembcorp Marine, ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) are teaming up to develop new technologies, applications and capabilities in the offshore, marine and energy sectors that will advance the…

ABS Global Gas Team Holds Seminar Series Exploring Gas as Marine Fuel

ABS Global Gas Team Holds Seminar Series Exploring Gas as Marine Fuel

evaluating the long-term potential, technical and operational challenges and opportunities for gas as a marine fuel. “The marine industry is evaluating how to address rapidly changing energy markets against a backdrop of increasing environmental regulation. The regulatory shift combined with uncertainty in conventional liquid fuel pricing has made alternate fuels such as LNG a viable…

ABS Global Gas Team Awarded Classification Contract for Singapore’s First LNG Bunker Barge

ABS Global Gas Team Awarded Classification Contract for Singapore’s First LNG Bunker Barge

(Houston) ABS was selected by FueLNG Pte Ltd to class Singapore’s first LNG bunker barge. The vessel is scheduled to begin construction in January 2019. “This project is an important milestone for the region and is a key component of Singapore’s strategy to become the world’s largest bunkering port,” said ABS Vice President Global Gas Solutions,…

ABS issues AIP for TECHNOLOG LNG fuel gas container system

ABS issues AIP for TECHNOLOG LNG fuel gas container system

ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solutions, Patrick Janssens, said: “LNG is an attractive option for shipowners and operators looking to comply with the 2020 sulfur cap, however, bunkering infrastructure is a constraint. This development from TECHNOLOG is a strategy to expand the supply chain and improve access to LNG fuel.” The portable tank system,…