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Decarbonisation likely your best business strategy, says ABS president
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Decarbonisation likely your best business strategy, says ABS president

Such is the scale of industry disruption from decarbonisation that a decarbonisation strategy likely is now the best business strategy for shipowners, noted Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS chairman, president, and CEO in a keynote speech to open North American Shipping Week. “Already today, it’s not enough to have a decarbonisation strategy for your business. No,...

Kongsberg Digital and ABS partner on decarbonisation & digitalisation
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Kongsberg Digital and ABS partner on decarbonisation & digitalisation

Kongsberg Digital has joined forces with ABS to integrate Vessel Insight with the ABS My Digital Fleet platform to offer shipowners, ship managers and charterers seamless access to powerful analytics services. The integration aims to unlock simplified access, both on board the vessel and at shoreside, to AI-powered insights that support voyage optimisation through reduced...

Deltamarin and GTT receive AiP for LNG-fuelled Aframax design
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Deltamarin and GTT receive AiP for LNG-fuelled Aframax design

Deltamarin and GTT have received Approval in Principle (AiP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled Aframax tanker design. The new design provides increased autonomy while also reducing carbon emissions, providing greener and more efficient solutions for the industry. The vessel will meet the current and future environmental...

ABS and HHI optimise LNG carrier design
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ABS and HHI optimise LNG carrier design

ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have completed a joint development project (JDP) to develop an optimised liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier design. The JDP resulted in a new LNG carrier hull design, as well as optimisation of the machinery, electrical and piping arrangements. The project further developed new rule requirements and introduced a simplified...

ABS publishes guide to ammonia-fuelled vessels
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ABS publishes guide to ammonia-fuelled vessels

As the potential of ammonia to contribute to shipping’s decarbonisation objectives is increasingly recognised, ABS has moved to support its adoption with publication of guidance for the design and construction of ammonia-fueled vessels. The ABS Guide for Ammonia-Fueled Vessels sets out Classification design criteria for the arrangements, construction, installation and survey of machinery, equipment and...

Industry trio to develop IMO 2050 CII-ready LNG carrier
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Industry trio to develop IMO 2050 CII-ready LNG carrier

Wärtsilä, ABS, and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (HZS) are teaming up to develop a flexible, future-proof, and modular liquified natural gas (LNG) Carrier (LNGC) vessel concept. The design of the multi-fuel electric vessel is intended to deliver immediate CO2 savings, and to be ready for the adoption of future decarbonisation technologies to support the marine industry’s ambitions...

ABS launches simulation decarbonisation service
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ABS launches simulation decarbonisation service

ABS has launched an advanced service using sophisticated modeling and simulation technologies to assess the impact of a wide range of vessel decarbonisation technologies at the design stage as well as simplifying EEXI and CII compliance. The SIM-based Energy Efficiency Evaluation Service will allow both newbuild vessels and existing vessels to compare different design and...

World’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier launched
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World’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier launched

The world’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier (VLEC), the ABS-classed Pacific Ineos Belstaff, has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard. The first of an order of four of the largest VLECs ever commissioned, the 99,000 cbm dual-fuel vessel is designed for long haul ethane transportation but can also handle other liquified gas cargoes...

Maersk methanol vessels to be built to ABS class
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Maersk methanol vessels to be built to ABS class

A series of eight large container vessels capable of being operated on carbon-neutral methanol ordered by Maersk, along with an option for a further four vessels, are to be built to ABS class. Several recent alternative fuel newbuild orders, including Maersk’s feeder vessel with dual engine technology, have been built to ABS class. The vessels...

ABS adds advanced weather forecasting to My Digital Fleet
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ABS adds advanced weather forecasting to My Digital Fleet

ABS has announced that it is introducing on-demand, high-resolution historical and forecast weather data on its ABS My Digital Fleet risk management platform together with weather service provider, Meteomatics.  This latest addition to the ABS My Digital Fleet Alliance Program unlocks weather data that enables actionable insights for users to help them understand and lower...

Common Structural Rules Software updated to comply with latest IACS rules
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Common Structural Rules Software updated to comply with latest IACS rules

Common Structural Rules Software, a joint venture company formed by Lloyd’s Register and ABS, has updated its software products in line with the latest International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) rule changes on bulk carrier and oil tankers. The update will help users with the development of new designs to meet the latest rules as...