ABS announced its collaboration with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to deliver the ABS Digital Asset Framework for the RCN’s Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels.
According to a recent statement, ABS and P&O Maritime Logistics (POML) have agreed to a pioneering condition-based class (CBC) pilot project for the platform supply vessel (PSV), DMS Courageous. It is said that this three-phase agreement paves the way for a transformation from calendar-based to condition-based classification.
ABS along with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced that completed a landmark joint development project (JDP) upon HHI’s Integrated Smart-ship solution (ISS) system. Namely, ABS identified the smart functions of the project and published the first Product Design Assessment (PDA), concerning project’s data infra-structure.
As 2019 comes to an end, the time has come for an annual review concerning smart shipping. This year, the shipping industry continued facing and taking part in major technological developments, providing maritime stakeholders with opportunities to explore new opportunities in the smart era in the field of autonomous vessels, connectivity onboard and cyber security, spreading the digitalization message across the whole industry.
As modern marine vessels and offshore units are equipped with various functionalities for structural and machinery health monitoring, efficiency monitoring, and operational performance management and optimization, the collection of data is carried out through sensors and onboard instrumentation in order to analyze data and provide health and condition awareness, operational and crew assistance, and operational optimization. ABS issued an Advisory paper on data quality for marine and offshore applications.
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.
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.
ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries will join forces on the use of digital technologies, aiming to streamline designing, building, and classing assets in a joint development project signed on September 17. The JDP regards 3D digital disclosure, data exchange, and the use of analytics to support the new construction process and pilot the survey of the future.
ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Global Service have agreed on a framework for exchanging of Digitalization and Decarbonization concepts to implement to existing and future designs. This new framework will be an industry first D&D ecosystem between class, shipyard and ship service company.
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.
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