Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, highlighted the future of marine fuels in the shipping industry, stating that in order to achieve the 2050 goals the industry needs better and improved technology.
ABS has issued a guide to be applied to exhaust emission abatement systems fitted to ABS classed vessels and covering SOx scrubbers, SCR systems and EGR arrangements, together with Exhaust Emissions Monitoring Systems fitted in conjunction with the aforementioned emission abatement systems.
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.
The recent announcement by the Chinese Ministry of Transport regarding the Regulations on the Administration of Domestic Waterway Transport for Imported Ships has raised a number of questions on its impact on marine engines installed on ships navigating domestic waterways in China.
PANASIA has announced that it was granted Approval in Principal (AIP) for De SOx Scrubber system by classification society ABS. In order to be granted the AIP, the De SOx Scrubber system was subject to a series of risk assessment techniques to determine if the concept provides acceptable levels of safety in line with current marine industry practice, requirements and standards.
ABS updated its Advisory on Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems, to help industry prepare for IMO’s 2020 global sulfur cap. The advisory provides guidance on scrubber technology selection, addressing the common focus on how best to comply with the upcoming global sulfur cap and how to weigh the right compliance options for fleets.
ABS Nautical Systems launched a new cloud-based software module to simplify MRV compliance. The ‘NS Voyage Manager’ subscription application facilitates compliance by integrating data collected for noon reports and then automating and simplifying the reporting process.
ABS, provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, was awarded accreditation by Greece’s National Accreditation Body, the Hellenic Accreditation System, to perform assessments for EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification compliance. Central to the EU MRV requirements is the development and implementation of an emissions monitoring plan.
ABS has completed a project with a group of leading Greek shipowners to support preparations for implementing the EU MRV regulation for CO2 emissions. The result of this initiative is a clear interpretation of the regulation that allows companies to understand how they will be affected and what steps have to be taken to achieve and demonstrate compliance.
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