ABS launched industry’s first LNG Cargo Ready notation

During the GastTech event, ABS launched an LNG cargo ready notation for Ethane Carriers, confirming that an LNG carrier is capable of being modified into trade LNG cargoes in the future. The project is a joint development between ABS and GTT. 

ABS launches ‘Enhanced Shaft Alignment’ guide

ABS published a Guide for ‘Enhanced Shaft Alignment’ to provide direction to owners and operators who are to perform a more detailed shaft alignment analysis and installation assessment. Mainly, the vessels that are designed, built and operated in compliance with the requirements of this guide, may be assigned to Class Notation ESA or ESA+.

ABS presents Low Carbon Shipping outlook

ABS launched its ABS Low Carbon Shipping Outlook which defines ship technologies, operational efficiencies and alternative fuels and energy sources that are needed to achieve the 2030 and 2050 goals. To achieve cleaner and low carbon emissions, the shipping industry will need a better understanding of existing technologies and strategies while new technology, including fuels, will need to be developed.

Cenac Marine to achieve Subchapter M compliance

ABS, a classification and technical services provider to marine and offshore industries, announced that it was awarded a Third-Party Organization contract by Cenac Marine Services, to support compliance with US Coast Guard Subchapter M requirements. 

ABS conducts first Hellenic technical committee meeting

The American Bureau of Shipping announced that it hosted the inaugural meeting of the Hellenic Technical Committee at its Global Ship Systems Center, discussing evolving shipping industry challenges and innovative technologies.

ABS becomes RO for Italy

ABS has been authorized as a Recognized Organization for Italy, giving the organization the ability to carry out statutory reviews and certifications on behalf of the Italian Flag Administration. 

ABS gets Royal Canadian Navy service contract

ABS has been awarded the Non-Combatant Class Society contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence, to provide classification and certification services for the Royal Canadian Navy’s non-combatant vessel fleet.

China launches unmanned cargo ship development alliance

China Classification Society and HNA Technology Logistics Group have launched an unmanned cargo ship development alliance in China. The collaboration aims to establish technology and regulatory standards and assess of the environmental impacts and the commercialization of unmanned vessels.

ABS establishes technical committee in Greece

ABS unveiled its Global Ship Systems Center providing holistic systems engineering for enhanced technical applications and industry rules advancement and announced the formation of its Hellenic Technical Committee in Athens.

ABS wins Subchapter M Solutions Contract

Great Lakes Towing Company chose ABS for compliance solutions with Subchapter M requirements as ABS recently informed that it signed a contract with the company in order support compliance with the United States Coast Guard Subchapter M regulations.


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