The American Bureau of Shipping just entered the non-profit organisation, International Windship Association (IWSA) in an effort to boost wind propulsion solutions for commercial shipping.
ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) joined forces and completed a Joint Development Project (JDP) so as to develop multi-physics simulations capable of analyzing the carbon-footprint of vessels in the design stage.
The shipping industry must consider multiple factors in moving towards decarbonisation, including the future demand for energy and the varied impact on short and deepsea fleet, writes Georgios Plevrakis, Director of Global Sustainability at ABS.
EU recently granted funding to ABS for its study on the future of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). In fact, the study will focus on EEDI’s ability to improve designs, boost the deployment of low carbon solutions and provide its recommendations on how to integrate innovative technologies.
During an ABS event at the London International Shipping Week in early September, experts highlighted that the shipping industry needs to develop new maritime technologies that will assist in meeting its targets towards decarbonization by 2050.
During ABS’ event in Athens, representatives from the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Chevron Shipping Company and Clarkson Research Services, gathered to discuss the role technology plays in the shipping industry and the path to IMO 2050.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Mr. Panos Zachariadis, Atlantic Bulk Carriers has received the 2019 GREEN4SEA Personality Award, sponsored by ABS, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March, 12th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference. Mr. Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, received the award for contributing to the Hellenic Shipping Industry on various technical and environmental aspects
ABS announced the forming of a joint venture with Notabene Classification Limited, in order to offer regulatory and technical support services, including key classification services to the upstream oil and gas market in Ghana.
ABS has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design documentation for the University of Maine developed floating offshore wind turbine concept, the VolturnUS, which is based on a concrete four-column semi-submersible hull concept.
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