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ABS leads consortium studying alternative fuels and decarbonisation technologies
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ABS leads consortium studying alternative fuels and decarbonisation technologies

A consortium led by ABS, along with CE Delft and Arcsilea is to perform six studies on alternative fuels and decarbonisation technologies for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The four-year project will study key aspects of the decarbonisation of shipping, including biofuels, ammonia, hydrogen, wind-assisted propulsion, air lubrication and other promising technologies. The initiative...

ABS publishes whitepaper on hydrogen as a marine fuel
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ABS publishes whitepaper on hydrogen as a marine fuel

Hydrogen is the latest alternative fuel to have its potential for the maritime industry explored by ABS in its series of sustainability whitepapers. Sustainability Whitepaper: Hydrogen as Marine Fuel explores the gas’ potential to reduce emissions from shipping, while evaluating its safety, regulatory and design implications. The report also details industry projects utilising hydrogen and...

Industry players develop roadmap for transition to carbon-free operations
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Industry players develop roadmap for transition to carbon-free operations

A joint development project (JDP) with the Maersk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and global players in the marine and offshore industries will assess the technical, financial and environmental potential of converting existing vessels to zero-carbon fuels and technology. Together with JDP partners A.P. Moller – Maersk, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi NYK, Seaspan...

ABS publishes guidance on the use of biofuels in shipping
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ABS publishes guidance on the use of biofuels in shipping

ABS has published its latest whitepaper examining the potential of biofuels in shipping. The whitepaper provides an overview of the various types of marine liquid biofuels that are “drop-in” fuel options for replacing conventional fuels in both the near- and long-term and their potential to contribute to industry decarbonisation goals. Other aspects considered include safety, vessel...

ABS, HHI and HGS complete decarbonisation and digitalisation JDP
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ABS, HHI and HGS complete decarbonisation and digitalisation JDP

ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Global Service (HGS) have completed a landmark joint development project (JDP) exploring decarbonisation and digitalisation in the marine and offshore industries. The project covered simulation and modelling of carbon footprints of a vessel incorporating energy efficiency technologies, LNG bunkering analysis and smart technologies. The JDP included detailed simulation...

LNG will play key role in industry’s decarbonisation ambitions, suggests ABS survey
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LNG will play key role in industry’s decarbonisation ambitions, suggests ABS survey

While nearly 40 per cent of shipowners have still not implemented a decarbonisation strategy despite impending regulations, there is resounding confidence among industry leaders in LNG’s potential to help reach regulatory goals in the coming decades. These are key messages from the panel of industry leaders and a survey of more than 400 attendees at...

Flag and class leaders unite to support shipping with technology challenges
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Flag and class leaders unite to support shipping with technology challenges

Several flag states and classification societies have united to launch the Maritime Technologies Forum (MTF) to provide technical and regulatory research, expertise and leadership to assist the shipping sector and its regulators address technology challenges. Founding members of the MTF include American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), DNV, Japan’s Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport...

ABS and Rainmaking partner to support Singapore’s decarbonisation entrepreneurs
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ABS and Rainmaking partner to support Singapore’s decarbonisation entrepreneurs

ABS and Rainmaking have collaborated to support entrepreneurs with maritime decarbonisation technologies. ABS’ marine and offshore industry experience combined with Rainmaking’s register of decarbonisation focused start-ups will allow rapid testing and development of transformational technologies with the potential to reduce CO2 emissions. The program will identify technology start-ups and deliver scalable pilots and ventures through...

ABS launches smart emissions reporting tool
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ABS launches smart emissions reporting tool

ABS has added another smart digital tool to its environmental compliance support for shipowners and operators. ABS Emissions Reporter allows vessel operators to input and monitor their IMO Data Collection System (DCS) and EU Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) review process with ease and efficiency. The easy-to-use, self-service application tracks the status of the verification...

ABS uses AI-powered tool to detect corrosion with 98 per cent accuracy
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ABS uses AI-powered tool to detect corrosion with 98 per cent accuracy

Results from the initial application of the unique ABS Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Corrosion Detection digital solution show it has identified corrosion with 98.9 per cent accuracy. An ABS client recently deployed the ABS AI Corrosion Detection tool to examine two vessels to develop an accurate assessment of their coating conditions and the presence of...

Diana Shipping rolls out ABS digital sustainability solution
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Diana Shipping rolls out ABS digital sustainability solution

Diana Shipping Services (DSS) has signed an agreement with ABS to implement the ABS Environmental Monitor digital sustainability solution across 31 vessels under its management. A key part of the ABS My Digital Fleet risk management platform, ABS Environmental Monitor is a cloud-based application leveraging vessel waste stream and emissions data to provide transparent reporting...

Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker
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Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker

ABS, Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and Polar Tankers have successfully fabricated, tested, and installed functional additive manufactured parts onboard the oil tanker Endeavor. Traditionally, parts used in shipbuilding and repair are manufactured via casting or forging techniques. For this project, the consortium aimed to utilise Additive Manufacturing (AM) to fabricate three types of parts that...