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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...

Ammonia and hydrogen seen as most attractive future fuels, finds survey
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Ammonia and hydrogen seen as most attractive future fuels, finds survey

Shipowners see ammonia and hydrogen as the most attractive fuel options for the long term, according to an ABS survey. Nearly 60 per cent of respondents said they viewed hydrogen and ammonia as the most attractive fuel choices in the long-term. The survey of shipowners and operators registering for an ABS webinar, Pathways to Sustainable...

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...

Shipparts.com partners Nanyang Polytechnic and ABS in 3D printing project
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Shipparts.com partners Nanyang Polytechnic and ABS in 3D printing project

Online procurement company for marine equipment ShipParts.com has signed a research collaboration agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The agreement aims to prove standards for the certification of metallic components produced by NYP’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) for maritime application. The SGD$350,000 project, partly subsidised by the...

ABS leads consortium to deliver EU-funded study on EEDI’s future
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ABS leads consortium to deliver EU-funded study on EEDI’s future

A consortium led by ABS has been granted EU funding for a study on the future of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).  ABS, Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS), and Arcsilea formed a consortium to deliver the study, titled: Decarbonisation of Shipping: Technical Study on the future of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index. The...

ABS publishes guidance on fuel cell design and construction
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ABS publishes guidance on fuel cell design and construction

ABS published its Guide for Fuel Cell Power Systems for Marine and Offshore Applications to support the design, evaluation, and construction of fuel cell systems on vessels and offshore assets. The Guide, which covers all fuel cell types, focuses on the use of fuel cell systems and arrangements for propulsion and auxiliary systems both in...

ABS and DSME agree to design vessels to meet IMO 2030 decarbonisation goals
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ABS and DSME agree to design vessels to meet IMO 2030 decarbonisation goals

ABS and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to explore decarbonisation and digitalisation strategies for Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) and Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS). The JDP aims for DSME to develop ABS approved VLCC and ULCS vessel designs, which offer potential solutions to IMO 2030...

ABS Grants AIP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel newcastlemax design
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ABS Grants AIP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel newcastlemax design

Deltamarin, GTT and ABS have been cooperating on the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled Newcastlemax Bulk Carrier that is intended to meet current and future environmental targets. By featuring GTT Membrane type LNG Tanks with LNG fuel stored at atmospheric pressure and designed to ABS Class, the bulk carrier is expected to...

ABS and Arista begin smart shipping journey
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ABS and Arista begin smart shipping journey

Arista Shipping has signed an ocean data agreement with ABS to drive smart shipping operations. Under the agreement, Arista’s fleet and managed vessels will use processed data from the ABS Metocean Hindcast Data application to guide operational decision making. Advanced ABS data processing is applied to over a decade of Metocean Hindcast model data from...

ABS grants AIP for world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene carrier
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ABS grants AIP for world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene carrier

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for its 165,000 CBM Jumbo Ethane/Ethylene carrier design. Under this design, the IMO Type B cargo tanks would be constructed out of High Manganese Austenitic Steel (Hi-MN Steel), which DSME says is more cost competitive than Ni alloy steel as well...

ABS and HHI team up on digitalisation and decarbonisation
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ABS and HHI team up on digitalisation and decarbonisation

ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Global Service (HGS) have agreed on a framework for the exchange of Digitalisation and Decarbonisation (D&D) concepts to apply to present and future designs. This new framework will be an industry first D&D ecosystem between class, shipyard and ship service company. The new framework enables HHI, HGS and...

ABS publishes debrief on EEDI phase 3 compliance
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ABS publishes debrief on EEDI phase 3 compliance

ABS’ Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase 3 Compliance Debrief for Large Bulk Carriers and Tankers has been published, providing insight into current EEDI regulations, the compliance landscape, technical measures for large ships to achieve compliance, and energy efficiency technologies. The IMO’s EEDI is a key component to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and...