Tag: <span>ABS</span>

World’s first ammonia ready vessel classed by ABS
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World’s first ammonia ready vessel classed by ABS

An ABS-classed Suezmax tanker ordered by Avin International, the first vessel of a potential order of three vessels, is to be the first ammonia-fuel ready vessel in the world. The landmark 274-meter-long vessel is now under construction at New Times Shipbuilding (NTS), with options for two further vessels. Currently conventionally fueled, the vessel complies with...

ABS joins the International Windship Association
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ABS joins the International Windship Association

ABS has announced today that it has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that promotes and helps facilitate the uptake of direct wind propulsion solutions for commercial shipping. ABS has become increasingly involved with wind propulsion over the last few years and released their guidelines for Wind Assisted Propulsion System Installation in...

ABS publishes guidance on ammonia as a marine fuel
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ABS publishes guidance on ammonia as a marine fuel

ABS has published guidance on Ammonia as Marine Fuel, evaluating the challenges in design and operation of ammonia-fuelled vessels. The latest in an ongoing series of ABS sustainability focused whitepapers examining different fuel options for the marine industry, Ammonia as Marine Fuel provides information for shipowners considering ammonia as an option in both the near-term...

LNG and hydrogen emerge as future fuel frontrunners
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LNG and hydrogen emerge as future fuel frontrunners

LNG and hydrogen are viewed as frontrunners to be the fuels that will help shipping reach IMO decarbonisation ambitions, according to a new ABS survey. LNG was the solution to the 2050 emissions target for 47 per cent of respondents to the ABS Future Fuels LinkedIn Survey, while hydrogen was the answer for 40 per...

ABS unveils digital platform for data-driven insights
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ABS unveils digital platform for data-driven insights

ABS has launched ABS My Digital FleetTM, a platform that provides real-time data-driven insights to improve fleet efficiency, reduce costs and help manage risks. Timely access to relevant information to support the safe and efficient operation of assets is critical in the digital era and offers a competitive edge. Vessel data typically resides in disparate...

ABS and HHI complete design simulation JiP
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ABS and HHI complete design simulation JiP

ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have completed a Joint Development Project (JDP) to build multi-physics simulations capable of analysing the carbon-footprint of vessels in the design stage. The simulations allow in-depth evaluation of the impact of a range of energy saving options, offering a detailed preview of a vessel’s performance before key investment decisions...

Chevron Shipping embarks on maintenance optimisation journey with ABS
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Chevron Shipping embarks on maintenance optimisation journey with ABS

Chevron Shipping Company has embarked on a digital fleet management journey with ABS. The company’s suezmax lightering vessel Pegasus Voyager is the first vessel in Chevron’s fleet to receive the ABS maintenance optimisation notation SMART-MHM (Machinery Health Monitoring). The Pegasus Voyager marks the first of 28 vessels in the Chevron fleet to roll out condition-based...

ABS’ three steps to decarbonisation
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ABS’ three steps to decarbonisation

ABS has published a guide outlining three vital steps to implementing a successful decarbonisation strategy, helping shipowners and operators to meet the IMO’s ambitious emission reduction goals.   With many fuel and technology options available, knowing which ones to opt for can be challenging. ABS also notes the importance of choosing a robust safety regime...

SDARI and ABS digitise class reviews with 3D models
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SDARI and ABS digitise class reviews with 3D models

ABS and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) have signed a Joint Development Project (JDP) to use 3D models to streamline the class process. The JDP will develop a process for ingesting SDARI 3D models into Class supporting software to allow 3D Model-based Class reviews. “Together, ABS and SDARI are designing the...

Pathways to decarbonisation
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Pathways to decarbonisation

As the shipping industry strives to decarbonise to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) target of achieving at least a 50 per cent reduction emissions by 2050 compared with 2008 levels, new technologies and fuels are being developed and tested. While many have shown success for short sea shipping, they often have practical limitations for...